Katrina Anniversary 10: Data on New Orleans rebound, failures

Friday, 31 July 2015 08:21 Written by

katrina-prepareKatrina Annniversary 10 is now less than one month away. New Orleans has rebounded impressively but there are still serious gains needing to be made.
The New Orleans Index at Ten has examined how well metro New Orleans has bounced back from Katrina, and also whether the region is developing the capacities needed to be resilient in the face of all future shocks.

Jindal’s worth reportedly skyrockets as Congressman, Louisiana Governor
Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:39 Written by

jindal-wife 6Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has not done badly for he and his family, financially, during the seven-plus years serving as the state’s Chief Executive.

Based upon a report today from Reuters, Jindal and his wife worth is between $3.9 million and $11.3 million.

Jindal, Perry support carrying guns in movie theaters, so where are they prohibited?
Thursday, 30 July 2015 11:22

jindal-perryGovernor Bobby Jindal reportedly agrees with Rick Perry that people should have a right to carry heat along with their popcorn when they watch a movie.

On CNN, Jindal said, “There are private property rights issues, I understand that. Somebody has a right to say what they want to do with their private property, but I think the fewer restrictions on law abiding citizens, the better for them and the better for our country.”….

ABC says Jindal appears tied for 12th in Fox News debate lineup
Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:26

foxcavutoLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal might be debating the second-team candidates opponents when Fox News opens presidential debate season on August 6.  According to ABC.com, Jindal is on the bubble and is tied for 12th with Rick Santorum.

Lafayette Louisiana shooting evidence of major gun loophole
Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:07 Written by

gun 3My home phone rang around 9:00 pm. It was my wife Gladys who was in New York with grandkids.  “Turn on CNN.  They are reporting a mass shooting at the Grand movie theater in Lafayette.  Apparently, several people were killed.”   

New Bel Edwards online ad; Nagin appeal; Dardenne's Angelle tweet
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:00

edwards-adJon Bel Edwards, the Democratic Party candidate for Louisiana governor has revealed its latest online ad, today. 

Why Louisiana GOP chose Jeff Landry over incumbent Buddy Caldwell
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:41 Written by

lagop logo new 600 stripesIt’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.

Critics shoot down Jindal’s Lafayette gun response
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:29 Written by

jindal-gun 4Probing 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.

Debating about Trump, Republican Party and The Great Society
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 11:26 Written by

great-societyIs 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? 

Vitter overwhelms, Jindal’s back, Landry gets GOP back, LABI criticized
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 13:15

vitter-teaLouisiana political shorts for today: Vitter overwhelms, Jeff Landry gets the GOP endorsement, Jindal is back on the trail and some political tweets. 


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