Commentary: Place Bridge Under State Police to Streamline Bureaucracy and Increase Transparency

As the legislative session comes to a close, the state may pass up an opportunity to streamline government and reduce superfluous costs at virtually no expense. Rep. Patrick Connick’s HB493 would have removed given the Louisiana State Police oversight of the Crescent City Connection police, which supervise 20 miles of bridge, ramps and roadways. The…

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…