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Violent extremists stand with Donald Trump — as do many of...

We will remember the attacks of Jan. 6 with the same horror as we remember the terrorist attacks of 9/11. While there was far...

Republican praise of Martin Luther King will sound even more hollow...

There’s a long list of Republicans who ought not part their lips this holiday weekend to praise Martin Luther King Jr., to quote from...

Let’s not get fooled again: Fight the lies by learning to...

by Kathie Obradovich, Iowa Capital Dispatch January 11, 2021 We have a crisis of credulity in this country. We’ve become a nation of dupes. The inability...

We’ve got to talk to our children about Wednesday’s attack on...

By Victor Jones My 6-year-old daughter had trouble sleeping Wednesday night, and was unable to say why. Just like me, my daughter is highly sensitive...

Our home was attacked Wednesday. It may never be the same.

WASHINGTON—Many of us in our working lives have places away from the office that feel like a second home. It could be a back...

Republicans refusing to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory must own the insurrectionist...

Rep. Steve Scalise professed to be outraged in August when Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, during an on-camera interview with MSNBC, used...

Monument to segregationist E.D. White should be removed, not placed next...

Guest column by Okyeame Haley On Saturday, Jan 2., in true pandemic fashion, admirers of Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson drove around the Louisiana Supreme...

The Good, Bad and Ugly in 2020 Louisiana politics

No year in recent memory offered Louisiana’s political leaders more opportunity to shine than 2020. If the state’s citizens ever needed those who manage...

Read Jarvis DeBerry’s best Illuminator columns of 2020

The June 23, 2020 launch of the Louisiana Illuminator also marked Editor Jarvis DeBerry’s second act as an opinion writer in Louisiana.  DeBerry wrote...

Lake Charles and all of Southwest Louisiana deserve your Christmas generosity

KD Minor’s memories of Christmastime in Calcasieu Parish begin with the smell. “Lots of bonfires,” she said Wednesday. “That smell of burning wood and...

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