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Bob Mann: What Jindal might do if Supreme Court approves gay marriages

Friday, 29 May 2015 09:39

mannWhat might Bobby Jindal, a sitting governor, still with power over affairs of Louisiana do, should the US Supreme Court rule in favor of gay marriages this summer?

LSU communications professor, blogger and columnist for the Times Picayune posits an interesting point of view today on his blog and TP column.

Mann believes that Jindal, in his quest to continue to be the most strident opponent on some social issues such as gay marriages and supporter of religious liberty, might try to nullify the court ruling, in essence, making it null and void.

Pinsonat: Louisiana election issues--Same sex, religious liberty vs. common Core
Friday, 29 May 2015 09:04 Written by

common-coreWith the statewide, Louisiana governor’s and other elections taking place this fall, what will be the burning issues at the polls?

Poll: Did Jindal violate Louisiana constitution with Rand Paul response?
Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:33 Written by

constitution-laLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal lashed out at Rand Paul yesterday for a comment he made on Morning Joe.  

Hours later, some of his opponents returned fire. 

As gubernatorial candidates court, will Louisiana be fooled again?
Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:39 Written by

foolby Jim Brown

Fifty years ago this month, rock band The Who released their megahit rock opera called “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”  The song ended with the lyrics: “Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss.”  From the early debates in the approaching Louisiana governor’s race, voters are hearing few fresh ideas as how to get the Bayou State out of its fiscal and quality of life disarray that has continued for years. 

Pinsonat: The Jindal-Louisiana legislature veto override debate
Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:10 Written by

pinsonat2With less than two weeks left in the Louisiana legislative session, no issue is more important than the $1.6 billion budget deficit.  While there remains a possibility that the legislature might find enough money with the combination of revenue-raisers and budget cuts that would satisfy all parties involved, there is also the possibility that the legislature will defy Gov. Bobby Jindal and his allegiance to Grover Norquist of the Americans for Tax Reform --and approve a budget that raises taxes without a corresponding and equal cut in government spending.  

Pinsonat: If no democrat in La. Governor runoff, turn out party lights
Thursday, 28 May 2015 08:50 Written by

Louisiana State Capitol at nightWhat could be more exciting than a Louisiana governor's race, statewide elections and the Louisiana Legislature wrapping up a little $1.6 billion deficit budget brawl?

Landrieu ticket, Vitter bumpers, Dems poke Whitney, AFP warns
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:21

maness siteMayor Mitch Landrieu will be giving his State of the City address tomorrow.  Perhaps one of the topics for discussion will be the decision of the city to eliminate traffic court compromises and settlements.

Jindal jumps into ISIS debate, says Rand Paul unsuited as Commander-in-Chief
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 11:00 Written by

rand-paulToday, Governor Bobby Jindal again jumped into a foreign policy skirmish this time releasing a foreign policy statement, but, this one, takes issue with the credentials of fellow republican, US Senator Rand Paul. 

Landrieu, Jindal, same-sex marriages and dueling executive orders
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 14:40

It is very rare that a social issue generates as much interest and discourse than that of religious liberty versus gay-rights.

crouere-sabludowsky-punchingAnd what we saw today, talk radio and Google hangouts is indeed a terrific form for such heavy discussion.

Landrieu grandstands on gay rights as New Orleans crime explodes
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 13:22 Written by

Landrieu-re-elected-smallOnce again, a horrific murder has given New Orleans an unwelcome burst of national publicity. This time, it involved the murder of James Bennett, Jr., a Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) police officer. He was killed early Sunday morning near a dimly lit public housing site that was undergoing construction. Bennett was the first HANO police officer killed in the line of duty in New Orleans, a city that has had public housing developments since 1941.

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