AUG 3 Columnist Stephanie Grace wants to know what, exactly, would induce Bobby Jindal to speak honestly about gun violence in Louisiana. Apparently, the horror we endured last month was not enough, she says.
AUG 3 The Picayune details the donors to Bobby Jindal's PAC in this post. One might wonder why some of these guys are dumping so much money into an obvious loser of a campaign - but if one did, one would be naive. In particular, the biggest donor has certainly got all his contributions back in the form of government contracts.
AUG 3 Here's one of several posts on Antigravity Magazine's site about the St. Roch Market scandal down in New Orleans. This is the latest, but it picks up in the middle of the story, so if you're not up to date, start here instead.
AUG 3 Blogger Tom Aswell addresses Bobby Jindal's reluctance to talk about gun violence in the wake of the Grand Theater shooting in this post. It's never the time to talk about stuff the gun lobby doesn't want discussed, he says.
AUG 3 The Sierra Club posts this interesting story about a man living in Mossville, and his struggle to keep living there. A petrochemical company has bought out all his neighbors, but he wants to stay on his family property.
AUG 3 Even 10 years after Katrina, New Orleans still isn't prepared for a hurricane or a flood, K.C. King writes in this editorial on The Lens. But this isn't just about that (old) issue. It's also about flood insurance, how it is "rigged," and the conflict between our Senators and FEMA on that issue.
JUL 31 Here's an interesting piece by syndicated columnist Tina Dupuy about Bobby Jindal, that church that hates gay people and won't get a free mention in this column, and free religion/speech. As Dupuy correctly points out, people who say stuff everybody else agrees with don't need free speech protection, and popular religions don't need protection, either. You don't have freedom unless the most odious speech has it, and Jindal doesn't get to say he protects religious freedoms if he's only talking about one religion in particular.
JUL 31 Here's one just for fun from the Red Shtick, our favorite mostly-satire-but-unfortunately-sometimes-it's-hard-to-tell online publication. It's a quiz that will test your knowledge about the candidates for governor.
JUL 31 The Advocate's politics blog does a post-mortem on Bobby Jindal's appearance this week on CBS This Morning. He spent a lot of time talking about how other candidates are saying crazy stuff, but they don't have the "bandwidth" to do the job of President. Hey, ho, if you don't have the "bandwith" to be governor of Louisiana, who you talking about? But listen, be sure to click on the link to watch the video, if you haven't seen it. That first shot of him looks c-razy. He should call the guy he hired to retrain his face (and get rid of the lopsided grin) and get his money back.
JUL 14 This post on Salon takes a look at the alleged persecution of Christians, as described (created?) by the likes of Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal. Best we can tell, this war on the majority apparently consists of people they can't control having the audacity to exist.
JUL 8 This is an interesting analysis of Bobby Jindal and his very public crisis of identity and ethnicity on the Eurasia Review. The English is not perfect, but it sure is interesting to see another view of us and our politics of ethnicity.