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.
Higher Education in Louisiana is in crisis. Over the past seven years Governor Jindal and members of the state legislature have cut spending critically. It is difficult to find accurate numbers, because statisticians have a tendency to make the numbers work out the way they want. As the old saying goes: “There are lies, damn lies, and then statistics.” The governor is telling his national audience that he has actually increased spending…imagine that…at a time when nearly $700 million has been cut, with more to come!
IABC New Orleans will host a panel featuring NOLA Entrepreneurs' Kirk Coco, Simone Bruni and Stirling Barrett. Success as an entrepreneur is determined in large part by the ability to communicate effectively. This panel will engage in active discussion about their communication / branding challenges and successes in today's highly competitive marketplace.
As the Louisiana Legislature embarks upon its version of spinning plates on top of poles, serious confusion stills reigns about just how procedurally this may be accomplished, to the detriment of success in this endeavor.
by Lamar White Jr., publisher of Cenlamar.com
Over the last twelve years, Blake Chatelain and his wife Belle have donated at least $28,000 in cash and an additional $2,000 in-kind to Bobby Jindal. They sent the majority of their donations from their former, relatively modest house on Whitechapel Boulevard in Alexandria, two blocks away from my own childhood home and on a street named after my great-grandfather’s small church in rural Rapides Parish. Less than four years after he launched Red River Bank, Chatelain sent Jindal, then only 33 years old, two different checks on the same day for $5,000, according to records maintained by the Louisiana Ethics Administration.
The following is a blog post written by Tom Aswell, Publisher of the LouisianaVoice. We republish columns written by Aswell and others regardless of opinion or political stripes.
In this opinion, Aswell describes his reactions to a Court ruling fining the Division of Administration (DOA)'s Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols in relationship to a lawsuit brought by Aswell and the publication. However, as Aswell points out, he surely is not satisfied with the entire ruling.
Tensions are mounting in the Louisiana legislature as the clock ticks with a $1.6B budget deficit needing to be solved. It is also an election year, with the statewide and legislative races open, including governor.
Each day the 2016 GOP presidential field expands offering Republican voters more choice than at any other time in recent memory. Just this week, the announced field of candidates doubled to six. The latest to enter the fray is former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who announced today in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas. He ran a strong race in 2008, winning the Iowa caucuses and finishing second to the nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ). This time, Huckabee has even more name recognition due to his years on Fox News, hosting his own weekend television program.
Our governor--author, columnist, TV talk show talking head, presidential hopeful, political minister of faith, specialist in matters such as foreign affairs, Obama, Go Zones, national healthcare, Muslim religion, religious freedoms, Hillary Clinton and just about everything he has written or talked about over the past few years on his road to the WhiteHouse—is writing another book.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Who’s got the money?
The first campaign finance reports, which cover the period through April 17, are in for candidates seeking a statewide office in the 2015 election this fall.
While it may still seem early, time is fleeting in an election year. It is already May, and qualifying is , with the primary set for October 24.
It is assumed, therefore, that the slate of candidates for each statewide office is set. If someone is still thinking about jumping into one of the races, he or she will have to do it soon and run fast to catch up with those who have already declared.