You can't change what you are, Governor Jindal. I can't either. We must embrace our identities rather than asking people to look past them. If you ask people to respect -- not merely accept -- your Indian identity, perhaps we can build toward a Louisiana that isn't built off of racial prejudice.
The idea that a satire news show would take election coverage so seriously no longer comes as a surprise. How did satire news become such a major player in news media? And, is its increased social power dangerous for our democracy?
This week, the New York Times Magazine featured John Barry and his brainchild, the lawsuit against 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies filed in New Orl...
Why do politicians like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal still think it's OK to speak to groups that vilify the LGBT community with outrageous propaganda and demonizing falsehoods? If racism is anathema to the GOP, why isn't overt anti-LGBT bigotry equally repellent?
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The Jindal administration is seeking a stay of Hernandez's ruling and an expedited writ of appeal to the First Circuit. They believe Hernandez is wrong. Hernandez is wrong. However, Jindal's defense really dropped the ball on this one- for whatever reason.
To me, a Louisianian, it is absolutely no surprise that Jindal said that a 2016 presidential run is "something" he is "thinking about." What Jindal needs is a sensational, distinguishing, timely issue to propel him into the national spotlight...
You don't have to be a grown-up to advocate. You have to care about something and, most importantly, you have to act on it. So teach your children well. Get them involved in whatever issue is central to your life.
Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.
June 18, 2014, was an interesting day in Louisiana politics and education. (I realize these two are now one and the same, but humor me.)
Nine years after Katrina, the focus is still too often on imagined causes of the flood instead of the proven ones. It is our hope that AG Buddy Caldwell continues defending the constitution and the law, and continues his stand against Jindal, Adley and Big Oil.
In canceling the Common Core State Standards MOU, Jindal canceled adherence to the CCSS process as a whole. But there is more to the CCSS MOU that Jindal canceled.
Numerous observers and actors alike in the conflict blame al-Maliki's refusal to form a coalition government, composed of multiple sectors and factions within the country, for the ongoing existential crisis.
When you turn down health care for millions of citizens, billions of dollars and job creation out of spite, you are not representing the best interests of your constituents.
We're already seeing the beginning of the end: Those people who rail about their right to say offensive things about lesbians and gays are becoming increasingly embarrassing to the party.
A Louisiana elected official once said "the flag of Texaco flies over the Louisiana State Capitol." Right now that flag is flapping in the face of every citizen.