DEC 24 Blogger Robert Mann analyzes a Newsweek story about the new flavor of Christian who gets his theology from Fox "News" instead of oh, say, the Bible. Included in the story is an analysis of Bobby Jindal's prayerapolooza planned for January, which would have horrified Jesus, the writer opines. Well, according to the Bible, anyway.
DEC 24 This post on the Red Shtick features the politically astute analysis of Tricky Dick's ghost. The disgraced (and, rest his soul, dead) President is examining the recent maneuvering of our esteemed governor. Bobby Jindal is an idiot, Nixon's ghost writes, and that might be the nicest thing he says here.(Disclaimer for people with no sense of humor: Red Shtick is satire.)
DEC 24 Columnist Clancy DuBos takes a look back at the year that was 2014, in terms of politics. Let's be frank: Most of it ain't pretty. Somebody pass the eggnog.
DEC 24 Tiny Daiquiri, the NOLA Defender columnist, is running around doing Christmas stuff, and so Tiny's mama sends out these messages to some folks that Tiny writes about. Mama's writing to Mary, Bill, Bobby and Edwin Edwards.
DEC 24 Columnist Jim Beam is writing about the billions in tax breaks Louisiana is giving away - while at the same time levying crippling cuts on higher education. When did corporations deserve more consideration than our kids?
DEC 24 Here's another installment in The Lens' sporadic series of columns on the proposed comprehensive zoning ordinance over in New Orleans. In this piece,John Koeferl writes about a scenario that's reflective of the pre-Katrina incestuous relationship between politicians and developers in the city.
DEC 23 Blogger Tom Aswell has a statement here from a former Bobby Jindal staffer about the planned prayer rally. It's blunt, and full of fascinating details - such as the revelation that Baton Rouge Business Report Publisher Rolfe McCollister is the one who pushed LSU into hosting the event. Nice!
DEC 23 This post on WAFB records the story of a sheriff who says he's saved Christmas by arresting the Grinch. This is good, because according to that reality show they air on the TV each year, that Grinch guy is guilty of B&E, felony theft, cruelty to animals and about 100 traffic violations.
DEC 23 Columnist Stephanie Grace takes a look at Louisiana's own Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee in this post about Bobby Jindal, David Vitter and Common Core. Both men were for it until they were agin it, and neither seems to give a damn about education - because all of this is just political maneuvering, Grace opines. Yeah, no kidding.
SEP 9 Here's an exhaustive piece on coastal loss by Brett Anderson in Matter Magazine. There is lots of history here, but it's not the usual statistic-heavy story. It's a something else: a eulogy for a "terminal patient," told by someone who actually stood on a piece of land "in imminent danger of fading into oblivion" and told us its story.