Jindal blasts Alford's "myth" column about governor's healthcare reforms

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 15:37 Written by

jindal-angryOn Tuesday afternoon, Governor Jindal's office sent out this email to "set the record straight" regarding a column in the Times Picayune and elsewhere, written by Jeremy Alford on the issue of healthcare reform.

Below is the "setting the record straight" comments by the Jindal administration:

New Orleans citizens use own hands, guns to fight crime
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:42 Written by

CRIME-SCENEIn the past week, two New Orleans residents have been arrested for shooting criminals. The latest case occurred on Monday in Mid-City when Martynenez Grigsby shot an intruder who tried to illegally enter her apartment. She was arrested for one count of aggravated battery after police said she refused to cooperate. Last week, Pastor Willie Littleton of Algiers was arrested for shooting a man accused of stealing cooper from an air conditioning unit outside of his church. 

Mary Landrieu's House of Cards
Friday, 29 August 2014 13:04 Written by

card-houseThis election has been most difficult one ever for incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). She is humorously known as “landslide Landrieu” for winning close elections, but she has not been known for making campaign mistakes. Usually, she has run brilliant campaigns, pulling out close victories over Republican opponents. It has been particularly impressive since Louisiana is a conservative state and has been trending Republican for decades.

LFT: Supreme Showdown on Jindal’s education reform
Friday, 29 August 2014 12:52

the-louisaina-supreme-court-buildingWhile the Governor's focus, as of late, has been on a different legal matter, Common Core, Bobby Jindal's primary education achievement, his education reform will meet its sternest test--the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Katrina memories: New Orleans, Louisiana, Coast did rise again
Friday, 29 August 2014 11:52 Written by

katrina-31st-columnWe all have our Hurricane Katrina memories.  On the 9th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many of us who believe that the Katrina experience remade our realities, like no other event in our collective lifetimes, look back.

I am no different.

Race discord like Trayvon Martin, Ferguson can occur in Louisiana?
Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:49 Written by

trayvonby Jim Brown

Is the Ferguson, Missouri community unique in its inability to deal with a troubling death with still unanswered questions?  Of course not. Ferguson is any town when reason disintegrates into the chaos of aggressive confrontation.

Clyde Holloway will help McAllister, not hurt kissing Congressman's campaign
Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:37 Written by

vance-mcallisterThe ego of Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway might be what brings about the nightmare scenario for state Republicans in the Fifth Congressional District contest.

Jindal's Edmonson amendment saga gets a voice, or two
Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:22 Written by

edmonson2by Tom Aswell, publisher of the Louisiana Voice

Things appear to be heating up on the issue of the behavior of the upper tier of the Louisiana State Police, though the rank and file (and retired officers) appears for the most part to support our efforts to peel back the veneer to expose widespread abuse by those in charge.

Louisiana US Senate race: An online debate for the future
Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:44 Written by

techno-politicalShould all candidates who have qualified for elective office, even those having virtually no chance of winning, still be allowed to participate in all televised debate?

What if a candidate is running as a quasi or real stalking horse—primarily or solely, to increase the chance that another candidate is defeated?

Ex-Black Panther Rev. Brown runs to eliminate Mary Landrieu as US Senator
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 13:13 Written by

rev-brown2Colorful Louisiana politics, at its best or worst?

On Tuesday morning, on the weekly WGSO-Bayoubuzz radio talk show, hosted by Jeff Crouere and webcasted on this site via google hangouts, Crouere and I discussed the candidacy of Tea Party favorite Rob Maness and what appears to be Republican Bill Cassidy's unwillingness to debate.  Closing out that part of the discussion, I mentioned that I was not interested in watching numerous candidates debating but only the candidates who were most likely able to win.

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