North Dakota Senator Curtis Olafson (R – Edinburg), who flew in to testify as national spokesman, was met with as many welcomes and jokes as he was with questions.
Illegal immigrants are set to find work with state contractors harder to come by. That is if employers participate in the federal government’s E-Verify program, as new legislation would mandate.
Contrary to rosy assessments from high profile publications and the Obama Administration, the owner of Laborde Marine reveals the uncounted devastation from the shut-down of rig operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
As the most likely alternative to federal income taxes, the Fair Tax merits understanding, and Laura O’Halloran of FairTax.org met with The Pelican Post for an exclusive interview.
The monks of St. Joseph Abbey have just won a victory in their case against economic protectionism from the state. They have been unable to produce simple caskets, facing fines, but the Institute for Justice has taken their defense in what is set to be a landmark case.
The National Debt Relief Amendment, which would mandate state approval before increases in the federal debt limit, has now passed in North Dakota. At least seven other states have equivalent resolutions either pending or with pledged sponsors, for what would be the first ever state initiated amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Francis Fukuyama, a world renowned political economist, presented the 15th annual Yates lecture at Tulane University. His latest book was available for the first time, and he presented on its theme – the dimensions of political development.
To address New Orleans’ illiteracy and lack of access to solutions, Loyola University hosted, “Engaging Literacy: Research to Policy to Practice.” This introduced a new national project against illiteracy, with a focus here in Louisiana.
2011 is set to be the first year that federal aid becomes the largest component of state revenues. Already 27 states, including Louisiana, rely on federal aid as their primary source of funding, but the report’s author describes this year’s level as a critical breaking point.
A new ranking of admissions standards has LSU below all flagship universities in the Deep South. The study author contends consequently lower graduation rates, less desirable faculty, and poorer quality research.