On Monday, the US Supreme Court refused to intervene in a legal fight in Wisconsin over a new law that requires doctors performing abortions to have privileges to hospital located within 30 miles of his/her practice. Opponents of the law argue that this law will shut down half of the state's abortion clinics. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical services therefore challenged the measure in court. However, the Supreme Court decided to remain silent and wait for the final ruling on the legal challenge.
Never is the disingenuousness of the political left more on display when given something it declares it wants – except that only serves as cover for its true goal that it tries to sneak past the public and policy-makers, as the reaction by some to a bill awaiting Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision demonstrates.
If anyone is still clinging to the delusion that Gov. Bobby Jindal cares about the future of the state of Louisiana at least as much as he does about his “pipe dream” prospects of being elected president in 2016, his recent “decision” to remove the state from Common Core should erase all doubt.
Democrats know how to play hardball politics, it is in their blood. Usually, Republicans act like gentlemen and prefer to stay within the rules and show proper etiquette. In the meantime, they are being rolled over by the more aggressive Democrats. Finally, a Republican is showing some justified outrage over the latest development in the scandal involving IRS targeting of Tea Party groups.
Congratulations to Republican Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, who is now House Majority Whip, the third highest position in Congress’s lower body.
Based upon what I already know and further based upon what I have been reading now for the last week, Scalise’s whip spot will help a Louisiana that is in dire need for more Congressional stroke, than ever before.
Written by Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice.
When LouisianaVoice broke the story about the stealth agreement between the Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. whereby DOE would provide News Corp. with personal information on Louisiana’s public school students for use by a company affiliated with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the resulting firestorm resulted in cancellation of the agreement.
Or did it?
Gov. Bobby Jindal has staked perhaps his whole political future on a battle where he doesn’t exactly have a lot of cards to play to win the hand. But maybe his political calculus tells him that emerging victorious in the battle isn’t essential to winning the war.
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