"There are no secrets that time does not reveal"--Jean Racine
Lately, the candidates and likely candidates for US president have been peppered with questions about the past wisdom of the Iraq War. One of those likely candidates, Governor Jindal took the time to pen a column for the National Review, openly sharing his views on the issue “Iran isn’t Iraq , and this isn’t 2003.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
That hateful, smugly, self-serving Executive Order 15-8 signed by Grovernor Jindal on Tuesday could ultimately blow up in his face, although his tenure as grovernor will be long over by the time the courts get around to ruling on his license to openly discriminate against gays.
by Jim Brown
This fall’s Louisiana governor’s race has settled down into a four-man contest. U.S. Senator David Vitter is far out front, and conventional wisdom points to a republican-democratic runoff between Vitter and Rep. John Bell Edwards from Amite. But is the current field of candidates set in stone? Is there still room for another major candidate-an Independent?
Republicans have long criticized President Obama for using executive action to enact rules and regulations for an agenda that Congress has not authorized. In effect he creates law where no authority exists for his actions, or he overreaches his authority. Now Governor Jindal is doing the same thing by issuing an executive order to implement the basic intent of HB 707 even though the House Civil Law Committee earlier in the day effectively killed the bill for this legislative session.
Producing both good politics and policy, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive order essentially promulgating the contents of HB 707, the Marriage and Conscience Act, also leaves some legislators a bit exposed and less comfortable in this fall’s elections.