Jim Brown is a Louisiana legislator, Secretary of State and Insurance Commissioner.
For 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.
Immigration reform is back on the front burner as a major issue in Washington, and the Republicans are taking the lead.
In 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.
Where does the Republican Party go from here? Are major changes in both direction and philosophy necessary?
It 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.
After 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?
Remember the scene in the movie, The Fugitive, where Harrison Ford is about to jump off a cliff into a raging river?
Most of us have been swept up in the momentum of the holiday season. We have passed the Christmas milestone and are approaching New Year’s Day, the third in the trilogy of holidays that we celebrate during this time each year -- Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
According to a number of Republican presidential wannabes, the outcome of the presidential election was a fiasco, a major disaster for the GOP. And the excuses keep pouring in.
It’s soap opera at its best. Far better than any soap on TV.