Baton Rouge, look to Shreveport to see your electoral future.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Saturday, December 08, 2018
It’s probably the first and only time Gov. John Bel Edwards will feel gratified that U.S. Sen. John Kennedy marches to the beat of his own drummer.
Saturday, December 01, 2018
Bolstered by recent election results, Gov. John Bel Edwards and his liberal allies have returned to stumping for a minimum-wage increase in Louisiana. Recent data confirm that’s still a bad idea.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration wasted at least $62 million of taxpayer money to boost his reelection chances. And that’s just the beginning of accounting for the extra burden Medicaid expansion has put on Louisianans.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Given the controversy surrounding Entergy New Orleans, the New Orleans City Council should resist grandstanding and keep its eyes on what’s best for the public.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Saturday, November 03, 2018
On Tuesday, Louisiana's registered voters in several dozen towns and villages with a few thousand or fewer residents, along with those in a handful or larger cities, will elect police chiefs. Actually, only about half will have this chance, as aro…
Saturday, October 27, 2018
You don’t rehabilitate a troubled bail system by breaking it. That’s what some New Orleans public officials and activists have done to the detriment of citizens’ safety.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Leave it to Louisiana politics to transform the most apolitical statewide office into a hotbed of gubernatorial intrigue.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Let New Orleans drown in water and red ink or stop giving special interests money to finance their real-life Monopoly game? It should be a no-brainer for Louisiana lawmakers.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
If a horse throws you, get back on it. And if you then can ride that horse to take some political scalps, all the better.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Louisiana Board of Regents must halt Louisiana State University’s quest to enrich itself, wasting taxpayer dollars and lowering academic standards.
Saturday, September 08, 2018
We’ve learned what Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards does to opponents of his signature criminal justice initiative. Now we’ll find out how he treats its friends.
Saturday, September 01, 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Interestingly, a flawed and controversial decision by Pope Francis on capital punishment also yields some insights into whether Louisiana should require unanimous jury verdicts for felony cases.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards should know by now that the longer you dodge an issue, the greater the chance it’ll knock you for a loop.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Want a free ad promoting the creation of St. George, the proposed breakaway city from Baton Rouge? Interested in telling the world that Caddo Parish has better economic development prospects than East Baton Rouge Parish? Some on Baton Rouge’s Metr…
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Making policy based on the exception rather than the rule isn’t wise. Yet that’s what happened in recent budget debates over funding Taylor Opportunity Program for Students tuition awards.
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Some will read this as I watch Stage 2 of the 2018 Tour de France. Sadly, Anthony “Buddy” Amoroso IV will do neither.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Louisiana’s intransigent Gov. John Bel Edwards and his fellow Democrats made yet another costly special session all but inevitable last week, with help from a few Republicans.
Saturday, June 02, 2018
Louisiana has come to a crucial fork in the road. And, contrary to what the renowned wordsmith Yogi Berra recommended, you can’t simply take it.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Heading toward a tough re-election campaign, sometimes a good offense is no offense. Even when it involves presumably slam-dunk legislation.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
There’s both irony and hypocrisy when Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration speaks of a “pretend” budget. Edwards, after all, created “pretend” savings from “pretend” health care.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
At one point, passage of House Bill 553 by Republican Speaker Taylor Barras seemed inevitable. But the Louisiana Legislature should slam the brakes on this bill, which would allow the parent of Harrah’s, Caesar’s Entertainment, to renew its lease …
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Last week, Mitch Landrieu described his accomplishments as mayor of New Orleans as “admirable at least, and miraculous at best.”
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018
The next two months will make or break Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ term, in turn enhancing or sinking his uncertain prospects for reelection.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Did anyone doubt that legalizing medical marijuana dispensing in Louisiana would descend into something less about medicine and more about politics and money?
Saturday, April 14, 2018
In the old days, the warden would give a released convict a handshake and bus fare. These days, state Rep. Ted James, a Baton Rouge Democrat, expects Louisiana taxpayers to give some newly minted ex-cons the keys to a new place.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
The golden rule should apply when evaluating how Louisiana uses video recordings of child care centers: he who has the gold makes the rule.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
A statesman uses a budget to help people with disabilities. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards does it backward.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
As recent events make clear, Louisiana public schools have a lot of work to do in improving instruction about Second Amendment issues.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Was it ineptitude or political cunning by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards that blew up the recently concluded legislative special session?
Saturday, March 03, 2018
A state board you’ve probably never heard of might start changing its ways — after helping to dig taxpayers into a hole several billion bucks deep.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
As the Louisiana Legislature churns through a special session debating state fiscal reform, flying underneath the radar is desperately needed reform dealing with property taxation.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Louisiana enjoys some spectacular February traditions: Carnival parades roll, baseball and softball begin, mudbugs become commonplace cuisine ... and, of course, the governor calls the Legislature into special session.
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Why does Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards now favor work requirements for able-bodied adult Medicaid recipients after having opposed it last year? Because voters and taxpayers are catching on to the Medicaid expansion shell game he has played on t…
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Public school students have the right to express political opinions at school functions as long as they're not disruptive. But they don’t have the right to make the public provide school functions as venues for that expression without consequences.