How do you feel about a politician using the N-word in a television campaign ad?
What if the politician IS black? Does that fact change anything?
by Jim W. Miller
The first preseason game should never be an indication of what an NFL team will do in the regular season. At least, I hope not. Thursday’s 30-27 loss at Baltimore revealed some striking similarities to the hobgoblins of 2014 in the form of unnecessary penalties, key injuries and the defense’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
If favorability vs. unfavorability scores of the candidate for Louisiana governor were the determinative factor, how would the candidates for Louisiana governor rate?
In recent months, most media attention has centered on the Republican Party and the 17 candidates running for President. While the first GOP debate generated historic ratings and the Donald Trump campaign continues to garner headlines, reporters are beginning to realize that the Democratic presidential race has become interesting.
In Louisiana, no news is good news, when it comes to the budget. In fact, sometimes bad news can be good news, relatively speaking.
Unfortunately, today is not a "no-news" day here in Louisiana.
The bad news?
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is either last or next to last in most Republican Presidential polls, has a new way to get attention, something he has sorely lacked since entering the campaign in June and which media focus he craves so he can make the first squad of candidates.
It is a progressive sign for the Democrats Louisiana gubernatorial campaign.
Rep. John Bel Edwards secured the endorsement this week of VoteVets PAC, a progressive veterans group boasting over 400,000 members. Edwards, a West Point graduate who served eight years of active duty with the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger, won their support on the strength of his record in the legislature as a champion for his fellow veterans.
by Jim Brown
If there was one area of financial help that could have and should have been addressed by the Louisiana legislature in its recent session, it was insurance reform. After all, a Dallas-based research firm completed a new study last month that concluded that Louisianans pay a greater percentage of their annual income for insurance than folks in any other state. How did the legislature respond to this dubious honor? They took quick action and raised every Louisiana policyholder’s insurance rates.
Three news stories on the last day of July and first day of August raised more questions than they answered about Bobby Jindal’s personal and campaign finances and, at the same time, re-opened a controversy over the funneling of $4.5 million in state funds to a family member of one of Jindal’s campaign contributors at the expense of Louisiana’s developmentally disabled.