by Mike Malak
The Cubs won the World Series after being down 3-1 games. Donald J. Trump won the election after being down 1-3 points. Enough voters forgave Trump his, obvious, faults to win the Electoral College and punch the establishment in the nose. His opponent’s lifetime of government service was swept away by the crowd that never forgot the Big Lebowski and wanted one of their own to get a shot at messing things up. They got it, for now, but it may not be to their liking, sooner than ever expected.
The 2016 election will be remembered as the year the Republican Party ceased to exist as a viable national political organization.
This is the year that an insurgent candidate, Donald Trump, captured the nomination despite the opposition of 16 establishment candidates, their operatives, party leaders, consultants, special interests, major donors and the majority of the “conservative” media.
The Koch-Brothers' anti-tax Americans for Prosperity issued its report card today and very few Louisiana legislators did well, regardless of parties.
On the Louisiana Senate side, two republicans, Neil Riser and Conrad Appel fared best.
Is it fair to blame the Great Society for the social ills of today? If so, how much blame should we attribute to the programs that were intended to help bring a more balanced society than what existed under Jim Crow in America?
The Louisiana Sen. Karen Carter Peterson Obamacare controversy, in which she that the opponents to Obamacare in Louisiana are motivated by race has not only made big news statewide but nationally.
Where does the Republican Party go from here? Are major changes in both direction and philosophy necessary?
Once again, the Republican Party has disappointed grassroots conservatives. With GOP votes, Congress approved a catastrophic bill to avert the fiscal cliff.
By Ron Faucheux
It would be easy for Republicans to blame party losses on Mitt Romney. Easy, perhaps, but not accurate.
A recent tour group happened by the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge recently. Wide-eyed and cameras at the ready, they made their way up the 50 steps, each given the name of one of the states. They entered the stately rotunda adorned with brass and a large round state seal embedded in the middle of the floor, complete with each of the state’s 64 parishes.