Dazed and Confused: How the Drilling Moratorium Exacerbates Louisiana’s Economic Challenges

Louisianians have a special appreciation for Ronald Reagan’s statement that “the ten most dangerous words in the English language are ‘Hi, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” And as the damage from the catastrophic BP oil spill continues to wreak economic and environmental havoc on our state, it seems that Washington is…

Introducing TweetLouisiana.org!

Many members of Congress use Twitter to directly communicate with constituents, activists, and media sources. For example, Governor Bobby Jindal “tweets” on his activities to folks “following” him on Twitter. More and more legislators at the federal and state level are beginning to utilize this important new media tool as well. That’s why the Pelican…

Rising Unemployment and Questionable Projects Highlight Failures of Stimulus Spending

Months after the passage of the $787 billion economic stimulus package, rising unemployment and questionable projects highlight the problems with stimulus spending. A Department of Labor report disclosed that, “In all, more than one out of every six workers — 17.5 percent — were unemployed or underemployed in October. The previous recorded high was 17.1…