A Different Kind of Journalism

By:    Debra J.  Saunders There is standard progression in the world where journalism and politics intersect. After years of reporting and watching newsrooms shrink, many journalists go to work for the governments they covered, or for an elected official they covered, or for organization they covered and admire. A few who stay in journalism rise…

Around the World, Tyrants Ascendant

By:    Steve Chapman               John McCain is fond of saying, “It’s always darkest just before it goes totally black.” According to a February report by Amnesty International, human rights “reached a nadir” in 2015. Not quite. The past 12 months prove that even when you hit bottom, there is…

JBE’s War On Oil Has Made Lafayette Lose More Jobs Than Any Other City In The Country

By:    Kevin Boyd Oil companies are now finding themselves responsible for drilling and coastal erosion that may have happened decades ago. The science of oil drilling has changed a lot over the past few decades and drilling is now done in a more environmentally safe manner. With the uncertain legal environment in Louisiana, oil drillers…