Grading the Trumpian Coup: A COIN Analyst Reacts

January 26, 2021

Author’s note: I don’t claim to be the world’s foremost expert on extra-legal campaigns to usurp power, but neither am I a completely unqualified bar stool-patriot here to mansplain tyranny. I am a retired 35-D. That would be an Army Intelligence officer, for those who are unfamiliar with the designator. That required many long days […]


ADL Calls for President Trump to be Removed from Office

January 8, 2021

New York, January 8, 2021 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today called for the removal of President Donald Trump from office, either by the means afforded by the U.S. Constitution or through his own resignation. “As this week comes to a close, we must not allow the historic and horrific events of the past 48 […]


Our Views: Congress Should Expel Senator John Kennedy and Other Republicans Who Engaged in Sedition

January 8, 2021

Following an insurrection at our nation’s Capitol that was incited by President Donald Trump, five of six Louisiana Republican elected officials objected to the President-elect Joe Biden’s electors in key swing states. After an objection to Arizona’s electors was raised, the Senate and House of Representatives convened in their respective chambers to debate the objection. […]


The Tangled Tale of Trump’s TikTok Ban

September 23, 2020

Trump’s attempted TikTok ban has been a tale full of twists, turns, and totally asinine Trumpisms. It all started with some anti-Chinese sentiment.  Since ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, is a Chinese company, Trump feared that the data they were collecting on the 165 million TikTok users in the US, was being fed to the Chinese […]


Facebook Pulls Trump Campaign Ad for Hate Speech – But for Some, the Damage has Been Done

June 18, 2020

Facebook today removed a paid post by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and the “Team Trump” campaign page – because the post featured a Nazi symbol.  The post, which violated Facebook’s terms of service regarding organized hate speech, prominently featured a red triangle. While Tim Murtaugh, spokesperson for the Trump campaign, asserted that “the red […]


Louisiana Republicans Disagree with President’s Plan to Reopen State Economy; Trump Praises Governor Edwards

May 2, 2020

On April 28, 2020, the Bayou Brief received an internal memo from Louisiana GOP political operative Jay Connaughton, addressed to Republican state Sen. Sharon Hewitt of Slidell, which was shared with other Louisiana Republican legislators. The memo outlined a series of talking points aimed at undermining Governor John Bel Edwards emergency orders to shut the […]


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