Expensive Grandstanding in the House

The state House Appropriations Committee late last week passed a $2.5 million annual tax on Internet users in Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell requested the money for an “Internet Crimes Investigations Fund.” Caldwell and legislators of both parties took the opportunity to grandstand about the dangers of online sex predators and position themselves as protectors…

Louisiana Tea Parties and More

Greta Perry has posted a comprehensive list of Tea Parties in Louisiana. And if you are seeking a way to have a long-term impact on the future of this state, our friends at American Majority engage in the training of potential candidates and activists. Check out their new website After the Tea Party for more…

The NY Times Knows Best

Recently the New York Times editorialized against Governors Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry for threatening to reject federal stimulus money tied to unemployment insurance. The editorial overlooks a number of key issues. First, the governors are chided for “putting ideology ahead of the needs of their constituents.” The assumption seems to be that everyone in…