As Internet broadband is becoming even more critical to commercial growth in Louisiana and throughout the world, the state has just received some funding for broadband access for certain rural areas.
This week, fast food workers from around the country went on strike to demand higher wages of $15 per hour. There were strikes in 100 cities and protests in another 100 cities. The campaign was designed to elicit sympathy for fast food workers making $7.25 per hour, the current minimum wage.
On August 13, 2007 we were the first to publish a commentary (30-year racial balance on New Orleans City Council threaten with Thomas' pending departure) which brought to light New Orleans' "unwritten rule" on a 30-year racial balance that existed on the New Orleans City Council.
David Vitter has made news this week, not only in Louisiana but throughout the land of “Politics Nation”.
The Republican Louisiana US Senator went public this week admitting that he just might run for Louisiana Governor.
The omnipresent yet mythical tome on conducting a political campaign says you kick it off by wrestling into your possession all of the low-hanging fruit in sight, creating a first impression that dunks it home for your partisans and intrigues those who may have soured on other parties’ candidate offerings.
The Governor of Louisiana called me last night. I was just about to doze off when the phone rang. And can you believe it? He wanted my advice on how to deal with his plummeting poll numbers and his growing list of governing and political problems. The conversation went something like this.
The delicious Thanksgiving Turkey is now memory, Black and Blue Wednesday holiday shopping day is now upon us, but there’s always room under our expanded belts for some good home political cooking, Louisiana-style.
Last week, Pope Francis released his first encyclical, which included a strong denunciation of capitalism. The Pope labeled “trickle down economics” a major failure. He claimed that the poor have been left out by rich capitalists and that a more equitable system focusing on economic justice was necessary to combat poverty.
How’s Bobby doing?
For the past year, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal has been running around the country as chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association telling all who would listen what a great job he is doing as governor of Louisiana.
Yesterday evening at approximately 9:00 P.M., Louisiana State Police Troop L investigated a 2 vehicle fatality crash. The crash occurred in Washington Parish southbound on La. 21 near milepost 45 (north of Varnado) killing a 4 year old child, identified as Lavonne Darlene-Theresa Beard (W/F) of Franklinton, La.