Anyone, seemingly, who ever got a Christmas card from Donald Trump is lawyering up. This is good. Everyone needs a lawyer, even when they don’t, and it’s nice to see leadership give good example to the public.
For every bit of good news to echo off the mountain tops (that is, assuming here in Louisiana there were mountains, there’s always a fiscal cliff.
The State joins Alaska, Alabama and Washington DC as the areas with the largest percentage gains in jobs according to the Department of Labor.
Hasta Luego President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy. As Trump followers in Little Havana sang “Happy Birthday” to the current President, Donald Trump, for some, who enjoy the thawing of relations with Cuba, it was anything but happy.
There's that iconic scene in the movie Animal House when slobbish John Belushi character provokes a food fight at the University cafeteria.
Can it get any more intriguing?
Today, Democrat US Senator Diane Feinstein let the world know that she is very concerned about President Donald Trump's most recent tweet barrage, including one in particular from today. In her own response she told President Trump that he would be in a "rude awakening".
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.”
Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President, National Rifle Association
Despite the horrible news of the week, including the killing of two prison guards in Georgia and the attempted assassination of Republican congressmen in Arlington, VA on Wednesday it was a good week for good guys with guns.
Donnie Rowe and James Dubose are accused of killing two prison guards early Tuesday morning as they were being transferred between detention facilities southeast of Atlanta. After their escape, they spent two days on the run until they were spotted by Tennessee state troopers.
Big surprise! Donald Trump is under investigation, reportedly, for criminal obstruction of justice. The President has fired a bunch of people and is still doing cartwheels to avoid his Russia problem. Trump’s efforts, however dogged, are in vain because Special Counsel Robert Mueller has put the President in a position where Trump just might consider placing an ad in the help wanted pages.
On Tuesday, when he testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, did Attorney General Jeff Sessions acquit himself on the issue of collusion with the Russians? Was it proper for him to not to answer questions posed to him by Senators if those questions dealt with conversations he had with the President of the United States, Donald Trump?
by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
In the closing weeks of the regular legislative session, Louisiana State Senator Rick Ward introduced a resolution to call for more civility in political discourse. This resolution was rightly passed without any objection on the Senate and House floors, with those legislators speaking in support of the resolution making timely and important commentary on the need for people of all political persuasions to better learn how to advocate for their position in a more respectful way.
Just four days after a warship was launched in honor of Rep. Gabby Giffords, (D) Arizona, another member of Congress was shot, Steve Scalise, (R) Louisiana. At the christening of Gifford’s ship, Admiral William Moran said of her, "This wonderful lady is an inspiration to every single one of us in uniform and every single one of us who lives in this great country." You could say that about Scalise, too, his companions, and the police who saved this from becoming one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the Republic. America dodged a bullet on a field where the national pastime is played.
A New Orleans congressman tragically was shot while he was out playing baseball. Luckily, it looks like he will fully recover. Some of those who first heard the news assumed that he had been shot in New Orleans. You see, killings have become a way of life in the Crescent City.