Bobby Jindal pulls Louisiana out of Common Core
In a presser now underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced that Louisiana is withdrawing from Common Core. Jindal was one of the first governors to sign onto Common Core but has since soured on the concept. Hopefully, more governors will follow Jindal and withdraw. Common Core, whatever its alleged virtues, is focused on training compliant workers not engaged citizens.
Yes, There’s A Republican Health Care Plan: Bobby Jindal’s Plan
There’s a Republican alternative to Obamacare – a health insurance plan rolled out today by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. It’s not only a better plan, but starts with a better way to think about how we pay for healthcare. The Search For A Republican Alternative One of the hoary, beaten-to-death talking points of Obamacare’s last-ditch defenders has been that it’s impossible to repeal the Affordable | Read More »
Make School Choice A Priority And Fight Against The War For Poverty
School choice is no longer an experiment. We have sound models to emulate. Charter schools, vouchers, tax credits, scholarships — they’ve all been tested.
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Perry fires up CPAC with call for a little rebellion
Gov. Rick Perry kicked off day two of the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference with a barn burner. Perry’s remarks were full of red meat for the mostly young Conservative audience, well delivered and even more well received. Perry’s speech was by far the highlight of this year’s CPAC, at least so far. Gov. Perry started off by quoting Thomas Jefferson, “A little rebellion now and | Read More »
You aren’t supposed to know Mary Landrieu is in trouble
Mary Landrieu has a big problem right now. She’s now, on multiple occasions, doubled down on Obamacare and is actually saying she’d vote for it again. No one tell Landrieu she’s running for re-election in a red state with a very low favorability rating for the president, because I’m not sure she would know how to handle it. The doubling-down is not unexpected, but the | Read More »
Bobby Jindal at the RedState Gathering
Governor Bobby Jindal helped us host the RedState Gathering, throwing a welcome party Friday night. He stood in the New Orleans heat and shook every hand. He also gave a great speech. Video streaming by UstreamLINK
On why Rick Santorum isn’t a 2016 frontrunner
Much has been written in recent days on Rick Santorum and why he isn’t the presumptive frontrunner for the GOP’s presidential nod come 2016. As the runner-up in last year’s bout for the nomination, rolling up 11 primary wins and defying the odds with a shoestring campaign operation, the former Pennsylvania senator easily meets the criteria for recent-history GOP nominees. Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Dole, McCain, | Read More »
We Must Support Ken Cuccinelli #standwithken
We have not done this in a while. Perhaps, in growing up, we let go of some things of our youth we should not have let go. One of those was raising money in a coordinated effort for solid candidates. We must start doing that again. And so today I want to ask you to make a commitment. RedState endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of | Read More »
Louisiana Fiscal Hawks Join Democrats to Raise Taxes
Being from Louisiana, I am never surprised by its oddball politics. Many of the people who now have an “R” next to their names for the longest time had a “D” next to their names. And many of them call themselves “fiscal hawks.” These self-proclaimed fiscal hawks have decided to join the remaining liberals in the Louisiana House of Representatives and jack up taxes significantly. | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Internet Sales Tax roll call. Obamaphone survives. Do people care about Privacy?
Jeff Flake. Jeff Sessions. Ron Johnson. Tim Scott.
Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio. Mike Lee. Rand Paul.
I’m generally pleased with all eight of these guys being in the Senate. They were on opposite sides of the sales tax compact amendment vote, though. If you look at the way Governors split on the issues, you’ll see similar responses. Effective conservative Governors have fallen on both sides, including neighbors Haley Barbour and Bobby Jindal.
I’m fine with the compact. It’s Constitutional and merely lets states preserve existing revenue streams, without having to defy basic economic reality by unilaterally cooperating in the rewrite-the-sales-tax Prisoner’s Dilemma. That is, any one first state that shifts from buyer-owes to seller-owes in sales tax, creating the marketplace of sales taxes that compact opponents favor, automatically creates a disincentive for businesses to set up shop there.
So, we pass the compact as the best practical solution.
Recently at RedState: Ajit Pai on Robert McDowell is worth a read. Then there’s Seton Motley on Marco Rubio challenging Internet regulation.
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Sen. Rand Paul wins CPAC 2013 Straw Poll
Sen. Rand Paul wins the CPAC 2013 Straw Poll, narrowly beating Sen, Marco Rubio: Rand Paul – 25% Marco Rubio – 23% Rick Santorum – 8% Chris Christie – 7% Paul Ryan – 6% Scott Walker – 5% Ben Carson – 4% Ted Cruz – 4% Bobby Jindal – 3% Sarah Palin – 3% Other – 34% Undecided 2% There were 23 candidates on the | Read More »
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Join Bobby Jindal and RedState in New Orleans
Governor Bobby Jindal will be helping us kick off the RedState Gathering 2013 in New Orleans. We hope you will join us. As we do every year, the RedState Gathering will be the first weekend of August. This year, that means we will be in New Orleans on August 2nd and 3rd. We’ll have a welcome party the evening of August 1st for those who | Read More »
Energy Week in Review
Energy news roundup for the week ending March 1, 2013.
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There’s Something About Mary Landrieu
You remember Mary. Even if you don’t live in Louisiana, you remember Mary. Well, dear Mary is up for re-election for the U.S. Senate in 2014 here in Louisiana, a state that has surged red to the point where an incredible amount of Democrats switched parties just to stay alive in the state political system (but that’s a different story entirely and in some cases, | Read More »
In defense of Jindal’s plan
I’ve talked about it before, but as more and more information comes out, I think it’s imperative to discuss it more and get other opinions on it. Governor Bobby Jindal has pitched his idea to eliminate the income tax in the state of Louisiana, which would make us the tenth state to do so. Interestingly enough, the conservative side of Louisiana political commentary is actually | Read More »