Edwin Edwards for Governor?

    Fans of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards have created a Facebook page called “Ask Obama to Pardon Edwin Edwards”. As an convicted felon, the Silver Zipper is precluded from running for a fifth term as governor. Barack Obama could change all that. According to Edwin, you see, Bobby Jindal has things so messed up in Louisiana that the Democrats are having trouble finding anyone to | Read More »

    It’s July 14th. Where are the D candidates for LA-GOV?

    Aside from Ms. Tara Hollis, of course – note that I’m not going to make fun of her for running.  I could, but there’s something endearing about meeting a Democrat who actually still believes that her party is really committed to democracy and egalitarianism and anything else besides the creation and perpetuation of a paternalistic nanny-state run by people who think that they’re too smart | Read More »

    Bobby Jindal’s steadily-advancing re-election.

    55 has two major meanings, in fact: First off, it’s ‘merely’ Governor Bobby Jindal’s approval rating in Louisiana last year – and unchanged, six months before the election*. Second, it’s the number of signatures on the latest recall petition against Jindal – a petition that expires next week. If you look at the above Politico article from December, you might suspect that the Politico author | Read More »

    Bobby Jindal’s steadily-advancing re-election.

    55 has two major meanings, in fact: First off, it’s ‘merely’ Governor Bobby Jindal’s approval rating in Louisiana last year – and unchanged, six months before the election*. Second, it’s the number of signatures on the latest recall petition against Jindal – a petition that expires next week. If you look at the above Politico article from December, you might suspect that the Politico author | Read More »

    Substituting Sloganeering for Leadership in Louisiana

    For years, Democrats in Louisiana ran the state legislature incompetently and inefficiently, wasting the taxpayers’ money and creating bloated entitlement programs that generated structural budget deficits that were almost impossible to overcome. In 2010, for the first time in ages, Republicans finally gained control of both chambers of the Louisiana legislature, giving them the chance to finally show the people of Louisiana that Republicans could | Read More »

    Substituting Sloganeering for Leadership in Louisiana

    For years, Democrats in Louisiana ran the state legislature incompetently and inefficiently, wasting the taxpayers’ money and creating bloated entitlement programs that generated structural budget deficits that were almost impossible to overcome. In 2010, for the first time in ages, Republicans finally gained control of both chambers of the Louisiana legislature, giving them the chance to finally show the people of Louisiana that Republicans could | Read More »

    Reform on the Ropes – Prison Reform

    Currently, the Louisiana prison system is served by 11 state prisons. Some years ago, the State of Louisiana built three essentially identical prisons – the Allen, Avoyelles, and Winn correctional centers – which served as something of an experiment. The Avoyelles correctional center was run and staffed by State employees. The Allen and Winn correctional centers were run by private companies under 10-year contracts – | Read More »

    Reform on the Ropes – Prison Reform

    Currently, the Louisiana prison system is served by 11 state prisons. Some years ago, the State of Louisiana built three essentially identical prisons – the Allen, Avoyelles, and Winn correctional centers – which served as something of an experiment. The Avoyelles correctional center was run and staffed by State employees. The Allen and Winn correctional centers were run by private companies under 10-year contracts – | Read More »

    Reform on the Ropes in Louisiana – Pension Reform

    See Part 1 of this series here. In addition to reforming the Medicaid system in Louisiana, Bobby Jindal is attempting to reform the state employees’ pension system in Louisiana – a move that conservatives have supported in other states like New Jersey. In order to understand this move, it is necessary to explain how the state pension system works. In the typical private retirement system, | Read More »

    Reform on the Ropes in Louisiana – Pension Reform

    See Part 1 of this series here. In addition to reforming the Medicaid system in Louisiana, Bobby Jindal is attempting to reform the state employees’ pension system in Louisiana – a move that conservatives have supported in other states like New Jersey. In order to understand this move, it is necessary to explain how the state pension system works. In the typical private retirement system, | Read More »

    Reform on the Ropes in Louisiana (Part 1 – Healthcare)

    “True fiscal conservatism supports privatization of government services wherever possible because the private sector is almost always more efficient than the government.“ Although he has not kept a national profile as high as that of some other Republican governors like Chris Christie or Scott Walker, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been quietly and competently reforming state government in Louisiana since his election.  Jindal has successfully | Read More »

    Reform on the Ropes in Louisiana (Part 1 – Healthcare)

    “True fiscal conservatism supports privatization of government services wherever possible because the private sector is almost always more efficient than the government.“ Although he has not kept a national profile as high as that of some other Republican governors like Chris Christie or Scott Walker, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been quietly and competently reforming state government in Louisiana since his election.  Jindal has successfully | Read More »

    Gov. Jindal Calls Obama’s National Security Strategy ‘Dumb’ and ‘Dangerous’

    Bobby Jindal wasted no time assessing this administration’s approach to fighting terrorism, mocking Obama’s strategy as a “treatise on social justice.” In part two of his exclusive interview with HUMAN EVENTS, the Louisiana Governor argued that Obama’s inability to talk honestly about radical Islam stems from the President’s erroneous perception of why the threat even exists. “We just need to give these poor people more | Read More »

    Gov. Jindal Calls Obama’s National Security Strategy ‘Dumb’ and ‘Dangerous’

    Bobby Jindal wasted no time assessing this administration’s approach to fighting terrorism, mocking Obama’s strategy as a “treatise on social justice.” In part two of his exclusive interview with HUMAN EVENTS, the Louisiana Governor argued that Obama’s inability to talk honestly about radical Islam stems from the President’s erroneous perception of why the threat even exists. “We just need to give these poor people more | Read More »

    VIDEO: Gov Jindal: ‘Make Congressmen Part-time’

    It seems like an insurmountable task for GOP candidates to take out the liberal fixtures of Nancy Pelosi, Charlie Rangel, and Barney Frank in congressional elections, but how about making them part-time workers instead? Perhaps that’s one way to minimize the amount of unpopular legislation coming out of Washington these days. Bobby Jindal thinks so. According to him, it’s about time we slice and dice | Read More »