Sunday, Sunday, Sunday—ready to do the Rand rumble?
Rand Paul, who has been attacked by his republican opponents including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal lately is fighting, or at least, wrestling back.
What might Bobby Jindal, a sitting governor, still with power over affairs of Louisiana do, should the US Supreme Court rule in favor of gay marriages this summer?
LSU communications professor, blogger and columnist for the Times Picayune posits an interesting point of view today on his blog and TP column.
Mann believes that Jindal, in his quest to continue to be the most strident opponent on some social issues such as gay marriages and supporter of religious liberty, might try to nullify the court ruling, in essence, making it null and void.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be giving his State of the City address tomorrow. Perhaps one of the topics for discussion will be the decision of the city to eliminate traffic court compromises and settlements.
It is very rare that a social issue generates as much interest and discourse than that of religious liberty versus gay-rights.
And what we saw today, talk radio and Google hangouts is indeed a terrific form for such heavy discussion.
Another major republican has endorsed David Vitter for Louisiana Governor. Days ago, Vitter picked up the Treasurer John Kennedy endorsement. Today, it is Steve Scalise, the powerful Republican House Whip.
As a state of Louisiana struggles with its enormous budget issue and as its governor, Bobby Jindal continues to make national headlines in his run for president, some are asking how do we deal with a budget crisis like this?
Louisiana's legislative session is half-completed. There is much uncertainty in the air. Will the legislators and Governor Jindal craft a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year--as they are constitutionally mandated to do? If the budget involves taxes that have been approved by the House and which are being discussed in the Senate, will the governor veto them and the budget? Will there be an override session?
Political shorts for today: Common Core in the Louisiana legislature, major Amtrak crash in North east reverberating in Washington DC Congress, Vitter connects with liberal US Senator and more
If you have been receiving political email in your inbox, asking you to write a letter to the legislature, contribute to a candidacy, attend a fundraiser, watch a film clip and so on, you are not alone.
There is a disturbing article in this month’s Atlantic Magazine by a prominent physician at the University of Pennsylvania. Ezekiel J. Emanuel is an oncologist, a bioethicist, and a vice provost of the University, and is the author or editor of 10 books, includingReinventing American Health Care. So he is a bright guy who knows a lot about health. His premise is that no one, in this day and age, should aspire to live longer than 75 years of age.