Jim Brown

Jim Brown

Jim Brown is a Louisiana legislator, Secretary of State and Insurance Commissioner.  

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tornadoIn spite of all the turmoil and tragedy visited on the little town of Moore, Oklahoma last week, one fact stands out:  Every family with a storm cellar survived. 

jindal-landrieuTwo seasoned political pros, who have lost a bit of their luster, may make the same big grab for political limelight in Washington.

 

prisonIs there something special about New Orleans? Of course there is.

 

easy-streetAfter years of financial chicanery, federal prosecutors have decided that Wall Street manipulators are both too big to fail and too big to jail.

popeFor most non-Catholics, the retirement and resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is of passing interest. I’m not Catholic, but the Catholic Church has played a significant role in my life for many years. 

McCainImmigration reform is back on the front burner as a major issue in Washington, and the Republicans are taking the lead.

gun-constitutionIn the current Second Amendment gun debate, both gun control advocates and those citizens who demand the right to bear arms point to the U.S. Constitution as the source of the justification and support for their opposing beliefs. 

Right-wing-mediaWhere does the Republican Party go from here? Are major changes in both direction and philosophy necessary?

goodellIt was not a surprise to regular readers of this column that a federal judge dismissed Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday afternoon. League spokesman Greg Aiello announced the decision by federal Judge Ginger Berrigan via Twitter.

fiscal-cliff-obama-boehnerAfter all that talk about falling off the fiscal cliff, you just knew that members of congress would do the right thing, and work out a compromise on the federal budget that would curtail any additional new spending, close generous tax loopholes, reign in entitlements, and take a dramatic whack out of current spending.  Isn’t that what congressional leadership is all about, particularly at times of major financial crisis?

 

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