by | Nov 8, 2018

Tuesday was a busy day, and one policy area that got some well deserved attention in the form of ballot measures was criminal justice reform. Three states in particular, Florida, Colorado, and Louisiana made great strides with common sense constitutional…

by | May 10, 2018

The announcement this week that letters from Louisiana’s Department of Health would go out to elderly Medicaid patients in nursing homes across the state — some 20,000 people — warning them of possible eviction due to the budget crisis at the…

by | Dec 29, 2017

A week ago, Louisiana pollster Bernie Pinsonat released a survey that all but ruined Christmas for Louisiana’s Republicans, and particularly those considering a run at the state’s highest political office when it next comes up for election in 2019. Namely,…

by | Aug 17, 2016

It started on Thursday evening of last week and didn’t end until Sunday morning, about 60 hours’ worth of non-stop rain in Biblical proportions covering about half a state. In some places, as much as 31 inches of rain fell…

by | Jul 22, 2016

So former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke has announced a bid for the U.S. Senate. What’s old is new again. It’s been nearly 25 years since Duke was defeated as a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Louisiana in no small part…

by | May 20, 2016

Louisiana’s stupid “sexist” stripper-statute scuffle. On Wednesday, as Louisiana’s Republican-majority legislature shambled down the road toward finishing a session in which it will increase the state’s budget by a billion dollars and yet perhaps require a special session next month…

by | May 7, 2010

Not a lot of fathers are longtime lieutenants in the conservative movement. We held a memorial service on Monday for my father, who died at age 72 of cancer on April 28. Ordinarily I would think it best for a…

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