The recent debate over Iraq and Isis has re-engaged Americans to discuss how and why the US entered the Iraq war under President Bush, in the first place and whether the Obama administration has aggravated the problems, now resulting in a worse risk to this country and our interests, than ever before.
With former Democratic Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards running for US Congress in a conservative district, a question in many minds is whether the reddening of the State of Louisiana, since his last election, would force Edwards to moderate his views.
Senate race: Dead heat
A new poll on the Louisiana U.S. Senate race by Public Policy Polling (PPP) reveals that as few as six percent of voters could determine the outcome.
In a hypothetical runoff between incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, it was a 47-47% tie with 6% undecided.
Maybe its the mysterious swamps or the grey-mossy bayous. Perhaps it’s the French-Spanish-Indian-African-English-Haitian bowl of voodoo gumbo that flavors our spirits.
Whatever the reasons, Louisiana has and still owns the title and deed to the Master of the Ripley's House of the Political "Believe it or Not".
So it turns out that a special interest is aggrieved at having a northeast Louisiana family business sponsor the Independence Bowl. Unfortunately, that exemplifies the continued impoverishment of political debate.
In part one of the WGSO Radio-Bayoubuzz Google Hangout webcast talk show on Tuesday, Jeff Crouere and Stephen Sabludowsky discussed Congressman Vance McAllister's decision to let the people decide his future fate as a US Congressman, particularly, after a scandal in which he has been labelled the "Kissing Congressman". Today, in part two, Crouere and Sabludowsky discussed Governor Bobby Jindal's continued quest to remain relevant on the national scene as a presidential candidate, whether the governor is being unfairly singled-out accusing him of putting his future job hopes in front of his current duties, and whether the governor violated his campaign pledges:
It’s the kickoff for hurricane season and forecasters are predicting 8 to13 named storms with anywhere from 3 to 6 of these storms growing into major hurricanes. Here on the Gulf Coast, we certainly perk up when this time of year rolls around. For years, a good story in south Louisiana went like this: