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Lanny Keller: Old friends, a few million apart

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Advocate Columnist Lanny Keller.

Editor’s note: Today The Advocate’s Commentary page begins a column by Lanny Keller that will appear on Wednesdays. Keller’s column will focus on politics and public policy in the Baton Rouge area, with occasional commentary on issues in the wider region and state government.… Continue reading →

Smiley Anders

Smiley: Hamster hunting

Fay Weilbaecher, of Covington, says, “Many years ago, when our family moved to a new house in River Ridge, our hamster got loose and decided to go and live in our wall. “After trying everything we could, and not getting much sleep… Continue reading →

Mark Ballard

James Gill

James Gill: Free ride, in more ways than one

District Judge J. Robin Free, of Port Allen, was re-elected without opposition a few months ago, but perhaps he wouldn’t have had a free ride if his habitual disregard for the code of ethics had been public knowledge. Free is a great… Continue reading →

Stephanie Grace

Gregory Roberts

Scott Rabalais

Patricia Gannon

Chante Warren: Common Ground

Danny Heitman: At Random

Quin Hillyer