by Jim Brown
One of the all time great coaches in college basketball passed away this week. North Carolina’s Dean Smith had retired with more wins than any coach in history, along with capturing two national championships. But to those who knew him, and I consider myself in that elite number, he was much more than a coach. He was a teacher, an innovator both on and off the court, a role model, and a real humanitarian.
It is not pretty.
Call it piling on or Jindal bashing.
Whatever you say and however you want to say it, Louisiana Bobby Jindal is now, for the first time in his career, under great scrutiny nationally.
Naturally, Republican conservative Gov. Bobby Jindal has faced a constant barrage from the liberals and their mainstream media handmaidens for the last dozen years (the latest such, exemplifying both valid points but selectivity, is here), and over the course of his governorship from the less ideologically principled political right as well. Yet more recently some principled conservatives have begun to criticize him, even if more on instrumental rather than on ideological grounds. It’s an outcome less a consequence of executional shortcomings and more concessions to the fundamental challenge his state stewardship has brought to its political culture.
Bobby just keeps on taking hits from the national media.
First it was Politico, then the Washington Post and the New York Times.
With today’s big endorsement of U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) by his colleague U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), the attention of state political insiders will turn to the big race to replace outgoing Governor Bobby Jindal. Paul’s endorsement will give more momentum to Vitter who has gotten off to a strong start in his race for Governor.
Bayoubuzz's business shorts for today:
Air Liquide will supply oxygen, LWCC welcomes new board member and Ernst Cafe Bacchus Bash announces schedule
What will happen on the Day that Obamacare dies? Will we have health insurance? If not, will doctors be able or willing to treat patients?
Sounds like absurd questions, don't they?
by Bob Mann
Here’s how Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign will probably end: he will finish sixth or seventh in the Iowa caucuses about this time next year. Almost broke, he will forgo the New Hampshire primary (that state allows crossover voting, so he stands little chance there).
Perhaps, one of the most popular yet controversial components of the Affordable Care Act is the tax credit to help pay for health insurance premiums.
Some believe the tax credit program is misuse of government money.
by Albert Samuels
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, will deliver an address on February 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge on the campus of Southern University in observance of Black History Month.