I Don’t Want to Buy an Orange Shirt–But I Know I Must

I don’t own an orange shirt.  But I know I need one. I don’t want to buy an orange shirt.  But I know I must. … In late May, I reached out to my good friend, Pastor Thomas Dixon, the Democratic Party-Green Party fusion candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. “Pastor Dixon,” I said.  […]

Thanks To Democrats, Medicaid Expansion Is Coming To Louisiana

For the past couple of years, many people here in Louisiana have fought to get Medicaid expansion for the hundreds of thousands of folks who desperately needed it. Bobby Jindal turned down the federal funding in hopes that it would score political points with the GOP base for his ultimately doomed presidential campaign. Political experts […]

Bernie Sanders Represents America’s Working Class, Not Donald Trump

Here in Louisiana and across the country, many white working class people have subscribed to the rhetoric of Donald Trump’s campaign and have rejected Bernie Sanders as being a “communist” – despite the fact his policies would benefit them. Faced with growing income inequality, rising healthcare costs and a lack of jobs, they have blamed […]

Here’s How Conservative States Like Louisiana Can Start Electing Democrats

Until recent months, it was assumed that Republican Senator David Vitter would be the next Republican governor of Louisiana. Coming into this race, David Vitter had the political wind at his back. In a jungle primary, he faced off against Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, both Republicans. The underdog candidate was […]

Republicans Are Failing Horribly At Attracting Minority Voters

If Republicans want to remain politically viable over the next few election cycles, they must confront the fact that the ethnic landscape of America is changing. In the last few years since Mitt Romney embarrassingly lost 83% of the minority vote, they have tried to promote minority candidates as proof that they are not out […]

Louisiana Is The Perfect Example Of Conservative Policies Gone Horribly Wrong

Here in Louisiana, nearly half of registered voters are Democrats. In many other states across the South, similar statistics hold true, but these states are solidly in the hands of conservative Republicans. Some of these voters are older Democrats who may still be registered with the party, yet they vote for Republicans in statewide and […]

David Vitter Says Country ‘Shoved’ Same-Sex Marriage ‘Down The Throats’ Of Christians

A lot of Republicans have quietly abandoned the conservative war against marriage equality. Except for the far-right and some of the politicians who cater to them, the GOP has moved on to screaming about religious freedom while trying to further erode a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. After the Supreme Court ruled in favor […]

Alabama Favors Liquor Sales Over Voter Rights

If you’ve been following me for a while, you already know I like a nice bottle of whiskey. After a long day at work, I like to unwind with a glass of Jameson or Tullamore Dew with a couple of ice cubes while I write about the latest stupidity in our current political news. Unlike […]

There’s A Brand New David Vitter Scandal, And This Time It Doesn’t Involve Hookers

Yesterday, John Bel Edwards gathered the most votes in Louisiana’s “jungle primary” for governor. Against three major candidates, all Republicans, John Bel Edwards managed to win 40% of the vote which means he will face David Vitter in a showdown next month. The fact that Mr. Edwards got 40% of the vote and has a […]

Bobby Jindal Blames Oregon Shooting On Gunman’s Father

Last night I wrote about Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, who thinks that prescription drugs are to blame for gun violence. This is the same woman who earlier this year claimed that cancer was a fungus which could be flushed out with baking soda. Nothing will probably be more ridiculous than that (other than the “false […]