Overnight…Big Bopper – The Day The Music Died

The Big Bopper I was in eighth grade when Don McClean's "American Pie" came out. WTIX-AM, "The Mighty 690" ran the song on an intense rotation, including their own interpretation voice-over. At that time, I was wrapped up in The Beatles and The Who. I knew who Buddy...

The right to counsel and Gideon’s Trumpet

Right to counsel These days, the right to counsel, and the right against self-incrimination are things we pretty much take for granted. it wasn't always so. Gideon's Trumpet is a book about a major legal case that was decided by the US Supreme Court in 1963. The case...

Putting down a Slave Revolt in Baton Rouge

Peaceful assembly happens every day in the United States, whether it's you and your friends meeting for lunch. Maybe you're gathering for Sunday services at your church. In Baton Rouge, it could be an LSU football game at Tiger Stadium. What you don't see at those...

Restaurants, Essence Festival, and #closedforessence

We had a great discussion about Essence Festival last year, how restaurants don't do well during Essence, which is held annually over the Fourth of July weekend here in New Orleans. While I have no doubt that there are restaurants downtown and in Da Quarters that...

Insight into the NRA’s support of Republicans

The National Rifle Association as mainstream GOP PAC Democrats see the NRA as the face of the gun lobby. It's an accurate, but incomplete view. Digby points out that the relationship between the NRA and the Republican Party is so much more. Not only that, but the pair...

Sports by the numbers – FiveThirtyEight

Sports by the numbers – FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEight.com and Sports - a great combination I don't write about sports a lot here, unless there's an alternate angle. Here's the angle for today: FiveThirtyEight.com. The NFL doesn't hold my interest all that much. Basketball? Pelicans! #TakeFlight! However,...

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Hidden Talents


Dragon's Danger


Maison Blanche Department Stores


Legendary Locals of New Orleans


Brothers of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans


New Orleans Jazz


New Orleans: The Canal Streetcar Line

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Overnight…Big Bopper – The Day The Music Died

The Big Bopper I was in eighth grade when Don McClean's "American Pie" came out. WTIX-AM, "The Mighty 690" ran the song on an intense rotation, including their own interpretation voice-over. At that time, I was wrapped up in The Beatles and The Who. I knew who Buddy...

The right to counsel and Gideon’s Trumpet

Right to counsel These days, the right to counsel, and the right against self-incrimination are things we pretty much take for granted. it wasn't always so. Gideon's Trumpet is a book about a major legal case that was decided by the US Supreme Court in 1963. The case...

Putting down a Slave Revolt in Baton Rouge

Peaceful assembly happens every day in the United States, whether it's you and your friends meeting for lunch. Maybe you're gathering for Sunday services at your church. In Baton Rouge, it could be an LSU football game at Tiger Stadium. What you don't see at those...

Restaurants, Essence Festival, and #closedforessence

We had a great discussion about Essence Festival last year, how restaurants don't do well during Essence, which is held annually over the Fourth of July weekend here in New Orleans. While I have no doubt that there are restaurants downtown and in Da Quarters that...

Insight into the NRA’s support of Republicans

The National Rifle Association as mainstream GOP PAC Democrats see the NRA as the face of the gun lobby. It's an accurate, but incomplete view. Digby points out that the relationship between the NRA and the Republican Party is so much more. Not only that, but the pair...

Sports by the numbers – FiveThirtyEight

Sports by the numbers – FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEight.com and Sports - a great combination I don't write about sports a lot here, unless there's an alternate angle. Here's the angle for today: FiveThirtyEight.com. The NFL doesn't hold my interest all that much. Basketball? Pelicans! #TakeFlight! However,...

Books by YatPundit

Shop Edward's bookstore

Edward's books are available at bookstores everywhere, as well as Amazon, Kobo, B&N, and other online booksellers.
For signed copies of Edward's books, visit his online bookshop:


Hidden Talents


Dragon's Danger


Maison Blanche Department Stores


Legendary Locals of New Orleans


Brothers of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans


New Orleans Jazz


New Orleans: The Canal Streetcar Line

Follow me on Twitter