Commentary: Don’t Blame Jindal for Budget Crisis

Lately, “draconian” appears to be the mot juste for Governor Jindal’s widely-contested budget cuts. In his weekly Gambit column, for example, Clancy Dubos writes, “Consider, for example, the governor’s draconian cuts to higher education…,” and then lists a litany of budget cuts to academic and cultural programs. Dubos goes on to impugn Jindal as “one of the biggest destroyers of all,” alongside BP.

Commentary: Will America Heed the Warnings from Europe?

Throughout Europe, the younger populace is making the painful realization that they are shouldering the burden of the older generation’s state-subsidized lifestyle. Rightfully so, their anger is burgeoning at the austere measures brought about in response to their elders’ unsustainable spending. This indignation has been documented in the New York Times by Steven Erlanger. “They…

Commentary: Financial Disclosure of Stacy Head Recall Reveals Symptoms of a Broken System

The report in the Times-Picayune on the financial disclosure of last year’s futile effort to depose councilwoman Stacy Head accentuates the need for higher standards of accountability in our local political process. The list of donors raises questions about the fiscal conduct of churches and police officers, and shines light on the ramifications of the…