As has been threatened over the past three months, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued his call for the second special session. According to the call he intends to fully fund TOPS, healthcare, K-12 education and higher education. Given the shortfall anticipated and the inability to provide these programs to the state through the most recent special session earlier this year and the general session which is beginning its last week, Edwards has decided to pursue another special session, this one to raise revenues.
by Jim Brown
Kids all over America graduated last week from kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and graduate schools. And there was always a commencement speaker. Most of you will never give a commencement address. But as a public official, I was called on to give a number of them. And guess what? I don’t remember any of the advice that I gave to these newly minted graduates.
by Michael Malak
Americans are sick and tired of being pushed around, at home and abroad, and are ready to fight. We’ve heeded the advice of Howard Beale, the quixotic anchorman in “Network,” and opened our windows and yelled “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” Hence, Trump and, whence Sanders, but does it end there. Shout a resounding “No”!
The Times Picayune does not like Attorney General Jeff Landry. It seems the newspaper is upset that the Attorney General is a conservative. In an editorial today, the liberal newspaper said that Landry is “confused” about whether he is Governor or Attorney General. In reality, he is not confused, but has to continually do battle with the liberal agenda of Governor Edwards.
Presidential elections come and go, and so do friends.
One of the recent developments, perhaps more than ever, is the rancor of the debates over the upcoming elections in Facebook conversations, twitter posts, other social media, on TV talk shows and other outlets, including email.
Why is this happening?