It’s not that it’s rare; it’s that it’s never happened before. Until the Louisiana Republican Party endorsed former Rep. Jeff Landry against incumbent Atty. Gen. Buddy Caldwell for the latter’s job this fall, no statewide office incumbent ever elected as a Republican had faced a challenger endorsed by the party. And it had good reason to make this historical move.
Probing the Internet for the way that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal handled the Lafayette shooting incident focuses upon two issues—his executive order preventing protest during the funeral and of course, guns.
Is it fair to blame the Great Society for the social ills of today? If so, how much blame should we attribute to the programs that were intended to help bring a more balanced society than what existed under Jim Crow in America?
Louisiana political shorts for today: Vitter overwhelms, Jeff Landry gets the GOP endorsement, Jindal is back on the trail and some political tweets.
In his visit to Africa, President Obama once again showed his narcissism. He spent time focusing on the 2016 presidential race and criticizing Republican candidates Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee. He also used a speech to the African Union to claim that he could win a third term because “I’m a pretty good president.”
With three months to go, the gubernatorial campaign of state Rep. John Bel Edwards has increased the vigor of its whistling into the wind as more adverse information comes in about the state of all the candidates’ campaigns.
The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is approaching which will remind millions of one of the worst natural and man-made disasters in American history. For the most part, hopefully, that killer-storm nightmare is behind all of us. However, the anniversary should also be a reminder that families should not only prepare for themselves but for those who might be in special need-- senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions. They are particularly susceptible to higher risks, in the event of a hurricane evacuation.
Labor Day is now on the horizons. Louisiana elections season 2015 is about to heat up as the dog day of the summer begin to wake from its slumber. Which means, it's time to get out the digital pen and start asking Southern Media and Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat, some pertinent questions about the future of the Louisiana electorate.
According to WalletHub, Louisiana ranks 47th in the nation (including the District of Columbia) for the worst school system.
Massachusetts has been rated the top district, Alaska, the worse.
by Jim Brown
There is no politically correct way to explain it. Donald Trump blew his chance in a big way. He seemed to be on a roll, rising in the presidential preference polls and talking about issues other Republican candidates were ducking. Here in Louisiana, he hit a responsive cord when few other presidential wanabes had the gumption to show any backbone, particularly on curtailing illegal immigration. But then, his mouth got in the way.