APR1 This post on the Picayune takes a look at Louisiana's "religious freedom" law which apparently allows people to be rude and hateful in Jesus' name. Although it is not as far-reaching as Indiana's law, it could be construed as similar, and could cost Louisiana as Indiana's law is costing Indiana. Oh, and btw: #boycottindiana
APR 1 This post on The Lens tells of a plan to request an executive order from the President that could curtail corporate politician-buying. Janet Hays is writing about the anniversary of a ruling that further expanded the ability of corporations to buy politicians with huge sums of cash, and how some cities want the practice stopped. Hear, hear.
APR 1 This post on the Right Hand Thief blog takes issue with the assumption that Bobby Jindal's a tax virgin. He supported the farm bill back in 2007, so, the Thief wants to know, how come Norquist forgave him for that?
APR 1 Crazy Crawfish blogs about the admissions recently of several charter school principals over in NOLA. They're fessing up to manipulating student selection in the hope that they would be able to, in turn, increase performance scores at their schools. This is not exactly a revelation, but it certainly is interesting reading.
APR 1 Robert Burns writes this guest post on Louisiana Voice about the ongoing shenanigans related to the CNSI civil case. That's the company that Bobby Jindal's former (and now indicted) DHH Secretary worked for before the company mysteriously got a big fat contract with the state - which Bobby Jindal cancelled as soon as the media found out about a federal investigation into it. Not when the investigation started, mind you - but after the media found out.
APR 1 A car was destroyed by a Molotov cocktail in Uptown New Orleans last week, WWL reports in this post. Witnesses saw some "college-age" boys around the car right before the fire, so the owner thinks it's a university thing. Boys will be boys, but weren't we just reading about a beheaded goat found near some Tulane frat houses? What's going on down there?
MAR 31 Columnist Jeremy Alford takes a look at the maneuvers going on, and speculates on the possibilities, for the Attorney General's race. It could be a who-is-the-biggest-tea-head contest between Jeff Landry and Buddy Caldwell, he says.
MAR 31 Bob Mann hoists Baton Rouge Business Report publisher Rolfe McCollister on his own petard in this post. As Bob tells us, some 20 years ago, Rolfe was a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors (as he is now). Then-Governor Edwin W. Edwards proposed cuts to higher ed (as now-Gov. Bobby Jindal has done for six years in a row, and at a level Edwards never even imagined). Back then, Rolfe said Eddie should be fired. What does he say about Jindal? Nuttin.
MAR 31 Got plans in NOLA? You might want to check Gambit's Spring Restaurant Guide to plan the trip. It lists restaurants alphabetically, with a brief description and vital details.