Tomorrow we vote on thirteen amendments to the Louisiana constitution. In a futile attempt to make sense of the issues on the table, I’ve compiled a grid comparing the recommendations of every organization I could find, with links to sources for further reading. I’m probably voting for amendments 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 12 and […]Read More → Referenda Agenda
Today, the Green Party of Louisiana became an officially recognized political party in the state of Louisiana. Here’s to a greener future! On a personal note: Wow. I was there at the founding of the Greater New Orleans Green Party, five years ago, and in the thick of the aborted first effort to form a […]Read More → It’s Official
I heard a statistic on the radio this morning that got my attention: If Louisiana were a country, it would have the highest incarceration rate in the world. Could this be true, I wondered? A little web searching revealed many citations of Texas, our neighbor to the west, as having the highest incarceration rate. For […]Read More → Louisiana is Number One!
The Times-Picayune is calling Saturday’s election the “biggest election fiasco in modern Louisiana history.” This is not buried on the op-ed section. It’s on the front page. The article mentions an online petition but gets the name of the website wrong, so I thought I should post the link here in case anybody wants to […]Read More → Fiasco
There are two bills under consideration by the Louisiana legislature which have caught my interest. House Bill 1626 “prohibits wearing pants below the waist.” For obvious reasons, this bill has attracted the attention of people all over the country, and they are laughing at us. I even heard a segment on NPR this morning, during […]Read More → Two Bills