The Editor’s Room - November 2009

Errol Laborde: The First Thanksgiving (Post-K)

Four years ago this Thanksgiving, we all might have been forgiven if we asked ourselves, “Just what is it we are supposed to be thankful for this year?” With our houses, if they survived, smelling of mold, our lawns dead…

Errol Laborde: Nagin Responds to Blakely, the Sequel

Ray Nagin finally had something to say about Ed Blakely’s slandering of New Orleans –– sort of. Confronted at Dooky Chase restaurant, Nagin, according to the Times-Picayune, called Blakely’s prediction of race riots in the city "foolishness." The mayor, however,…

Errol Laborde: Nagin Should Repudiate Blakely

 

If I were mayor of New Orleans, even if my very best friend said something publicly about the city that was hurtful, untrue and damaging to its reputation, I would denounce my best friend and stand up for the city.

Mayor…

Errol Laborde: Nick Saban and Me

As LSU prepares to play rival University of Alabama next Saturday, I am reminded of my brush with former LSU coach Nick Saban last year.
         My timing was bad. I was driving from New Orleans to Marksville. Heading west along Interstate…