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Jindal-differenceI know that tweet stalking is a kinky way to follow the news.  But, in the new era of digital communications, it beats watching Fox News and MSNBC during the afternoons.

louisiana-legislatureSometimes, there is no better way to pass the day than sitting down with some "good political reads".   Let me throw in, some great tweets, too.

Today is no exception.

washington-affairTyler Bridges, who covered the Louisiana legislature and Governor Bobby Jindal close up for The Lens, a New Orleans publication, has just written another article for a national publication discussing the difficult environment Jindal, the legislature and Louisiana finds itself this spring.

timmy teepellIt’s official.  Sort of.

Ted Cruz has made it official.  Bobby Jindal will just cruise, for now.

Despite calls by some lately for Governor Bobby Jindal to resign due to the collapse of the Louisiana budget coinciding with the governor’s intense focus upon his own presidential race-yet-to-be-declared, the governor’s main spokesperson, Timmy Teepell, appears to have extended the date for the governor to declare his intentions.

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Roughly seven years ago, I wrote one of the most difficult columns I had ever written.

smokyPolls, polls and more polls…

Recently, two Louisiana polls have emerged making a bit of noise in the state’s political stratosphere.

pinsonat2The upcoming Louisiana legislative session, the state's massive budget hole, Governor Bobby Jindal's focus upon his own personal future career is receiving plenty of media ink lately.  

trickleIs Louisiana “exhibit 1” to prove that “trickle down” economics just might not work—at least in this state, at this particular time-- with a canyon-like $1.6 billion budget deficit hole to fill?

groverIf you’re a college student trying to etch out a career without going bankrupt first due to skyrocketing tuition, don’t worry; If you’re a business person depending upon the tax credit for inventory to get you through the year, no problem; If you’re a member of the working slugs, trying to get medical treatment for your family, don’t sweat it;  But, if you are a Louisiana legislator, trying to keep your Capitol part-time job, you’ve got a problem.

common-core2The Louisiana legislative session is approaching, the budget is in grave shortfall, revenues enhancers are being considered even by anti-tax republicans, a Governor's race in full bloom--so, is there any politics worth discussing on this cold-dreary-winter day?

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