For thirty-four years Lawrence Chehardy served as Assessor of Jefferson Parish. He has been the leading authority on Louisiana’s property tax laws. In addition to his political commentary and public speaking engagements, Lawrence Chehardy is a founding member of the Chehardy, Sherman, Ellis, Murray, Recile, Griffith, Stakelum & Hayes Law Firm and serves as its managing partner.
The immigration crisis in America is real and dangerous. Neither President Obama nor the Congress is willing to deal with this crisis, and as a result the American people are not being served by the Washington politicians who are acting politically and irresponsibly.
It is not usual that when a politician gets used to being in the public eye and too loose with his or her words or begins thinking of himself or herself as a celebrity rather than a leader, that they become too relaxed, trip up, and blunder their way into embarrassment. It is at that point that a politician has to explain “what I meant,” and “what I meant” explanations are never good.
I am not the alarmist type. I don’t see bad things around every corner. And I don’t believe those wild and crazy rumors that can be found on the internet. But watching the news I have to say I am worried. Things around us don’t look good, and I am concerned about the future of our nation and the world we live in.
The Senate Race. Republicans have mastered the art of shooting themselves in the foot and in the process losing elections. Congressman Bill Cassidy, the Republican hopeful to defeat Senator Mary Landrieu (D), has taken the first step toward suicide by foot.
The Nagin Trial. The trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has ended with guilty verdicts in 20 of 21 counts. The trial brings to an end a sad chapter in New Orleans politics that began with such high hopes.
Welcome 2014. With 2013 behind us I thought it might be interesting to see what is awaiting us in the months to come. What’s most interesting is that some of the biggest news of 2013 may very well be the biggest news of 2014
To say that the rollout of Obama Care has been disastrous would be to praise it.
The American people and the nation’s economy were held hostage for two weeks while politicians in Washington dug their heals in to prove their respective sides were right.
National issues are taking a back seat to international affairs. The civil war in Syria is now on the minds of our leaders as President Obama has asked Congress to authorize a strike against Syria for the use of chemical weapons against its own civilians. The president says he does not need congressional authorization to attack Syria, but he is asking Congress to give him the authority anyway.
During the month of August, Congress takes its annual vacation, and this year is no different. Not much has changed in a do nothing political climate that has become the norm for Washington and its politics. Important issues remain unresolved.