- WHY WOULD ANYBODY SPEND THIS MONEY FOR THIS JOB?
AUG 12 LaPolitics' Jeremy Harper takes a look at spending (so far) in the Louisiana governor's race, to see if this is the most expensive contest for that post. Whether that's true or not - take a look at the figures here. Why on earth would anybody raise/spend/donate this level of coin to take over the mess that Bobby Jindal is leaving? Makes you wonder, don't it?
- CLANCY: IT'S FINALLY GETTING HOT!
AUG 12 Columnist Clancy DuBos writes about the governor's race in this post, happy that it's finally heating up. David Vitter's support seems to be waning (that is, if you buy the PR that he ever had tons of support at all) and two dark horses are considering the race - John Kennedy and John Georges.
- BR FOOD BLOGGER IN FINALS OF FOOD NETWORK STAR
AUG 12 Baton Rouge food blogger Jay Ducote made the finals easily in Sunday night's episode of Food Network Star, the Advocate reports here. Once again, his Louisiana food and gregarious presentation earned him kudos. He made a pilot, "Deep Fried America," which will face off with two other finalists' shows in next week's finale.
- ASWELL CONNECTING THE DOTS
AUG 12 Blogger Tom Aswell connects some dots for us in this post, as he reviews several developments over the past couple of weeks vis-a-vis Bobby Jindal, a major contributor and some state money.
- MERCEDES' LETTER TO THE STANDARDS REVIEW COMMITTEE
AUG 12 Blogger Mercedes Schneider pens this open letter to the Louisiana standards review committee about Common Core and the problems with Louisiana's "implementation" of the standards. If you've been wondering what the fuss is about, this could answer a lot of questions.
AUG 12 Only in Your State posts another of those click-bait lists here, and this one purports to be the 10 things you will find in every Louisiana home. Some of this stuff is a no-brainer (what - people in Minnesota don't have food or drinks in their house?) and others kind of iffy (feathers? Hah?) but it's entertaining nonetheless.