A Christmas wish: Thawing the DC and the American political landscapes

Friday, 26 December 2014 11:38 Written by

thaw-politicsIt is the Christmas holiday season throughout the world particularly in Washington DC where the political temperatures are always red-hot with anger and with communications between the two major parties, the Republicans and Democrats, always ice-cold.

Blame Al Sharpton, Farrakhan and others for New York cop killings?
Friday, 26 December 2014 10:15

sharptonShould the black activists such as Farrakhan and Sharpton be criticized and even blamed for their words that they have uttered after the recent incidents in Ferguson, Brooklyn and elsewhere that some believe are directly related to rights and killings?

Words matter in blacks, police conflicts
Friday, 26 December 2014 09:32 Written by


Don’t let them tell you otherwise.  Words matter.  The old saying that “Sticks and stones can hurt my bones, but words can never hurt me?”  Wrong!  Dead wrong!  Words can inflame, and the rhetoric can reach such a fever pitch, that violence erupts.  And people can die.  That’s what happened last week in New York City.  A disturbed career criminal got so caught up in the speeches of hate and virulence that he took what he thought was revenge.  And the blood on his hands is on many others all across this nation. 

Surrealism of Jindal’s Louisiana budget cuts
Friday, 26 December 2014 09:00

louisiana-legislatureby Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice.com

One of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s favorite activities (second only to trips to Iowa and New Hampshire) appears to be his now-routine exercise of mid-year budget cuts and hiring freezes.

But like any deft politician, he leaves himself wiggle room.

New Orleans new Veterans Hospital Director is named
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:50

vets-hospitalThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fernando O. Rivera, MBA, FACHE, as the new Director of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS), effective January 11, 2015. Mr. Rivera will oversee the delivery of health care to more than 66,000 enrolled Veterans in 23 parishes of Southeast Louisiana.

Christmas tidings: Jindal's Hospital private-public partnerships OK'd
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:35 Written by

Jindal-differenceThe Jindal administration received Christmas tidings today from, well, perhaps, an unlikely source.

The Obama administration has approved the controversial Jindal public-private partnership deal.

Brooklyn cops, Sharpton and Farrakhan: the race blame game
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:08

cops-farakkhanWhat is the condition of “Race in America” now that the two New York police were gunned down after conflicts involving two young black men and two white cops, one incident in Ferguson Missouri and the other in Brooklyn New York?  

Louisiana: Sasol $4B, New Orleans's New Years Eve, Community Coffee, Farm2Table
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 12:26 Written by

new-orleans-tourismBig news for Louisiana and bad news for New Orleans;  More community in your coffee and more food for thought;

Business news of the day (based upon press releases:

Ex-LAGOP, Jindal aide blasts Governor's LSU prayer rally
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:45 Written by

jindal-speechby Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice.com

One day in early December, I received one of countless telephone calls pertaining to the upcoming Dec. 6 election. Normally, the calls are pre-recorded, or “robocalls” appealing for my vote for this or this candidate or telling me how horrible the opposing candidate would be for Mom, apple pie and America.

Getting social: Jindal, Vitter and The White South
Monday, 22 December 2014 13:17 Written by

gov-mansionMuch of the state's attention is upon preparing for Santa and recovering from the New Orleans Saints bizarre season.  However, there is still politics for those looking for it.

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