Republicans Need To Stop Making Excuses For Racism And Steve Scalise

As soon as Lamar White Jr’s shocking story on Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) and his association with the KKK broke, the usual flood of people came out to defend Rep. Scalise with the same tired old counter-accusations. Over at the boundless “klavern” of racism, bigotry and proud ignorance that is also known as my local […]

No, Democrats Should Not Abandon The South

In an opinion piece recently published over at The Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky wrote that Democrats should “dump Dixie” after the defeat of Senator Mary Landrieu here in Louisiana. In case you have not been paying attention, now that Mary Landrieu is gone, there’s only one Democratic senator from the Deep South, and that’s Bill […]

Louisiana Republican Elbert Guillory Wants Us To Believe Liberals Are The Real Racists

Few things get me more riled up than blatant, willful ignorance and racism. In the last week or so leading up to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, the ignorance and racism across the United States came slithering out from the shadows and into the […]

Now More Than Ever, Democrats Need The Working Class

There’s a feeling that both political parties no longer represent the working class, and to some extent, that is true. As we saw in the disastrous aftermath of the 2014 elections and evidenced in the lowest turnout in over 70 years, Democrats are doing a really piss poor job of connecting with those of us […]

Senate Cliffhanger: Louisiana Senate Race Headed To Runoff

According to WVUE Fox 8 in New Orleans, the Louisiana Senate race between Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy will be headed to a run off. Thanks to Sarah Palin and Tea Party-backed candidate Rob Manness who was one of a number of candidates besides the obvious front runners, we will likely be […]

God, Guns And No Guts: The Right-Wing Culture Of Fear And Guns

The reports of the death of the Tea Party are greatly exaggerated and the far-right movement in the United States is still very much alive. Despite predictions here and there that they’re going away, nothing could be further from the truth. While devotees of Pat Robertson, Duck Dynasty and Fox News may be outnumbered, their […]

Judge Slaps Down Lawsuit Against Democrat Mary Landrieu In Key Louisiana Senate Race

Here in Louisiana, Republicans are doing everything they can in a tight race to unseat an incumbent Democrat member of the Senate, Mary Landrieu. A Republican contender who has since dropped out of the race filed a lawsuit claiming that Senator Mary Landrieu should be disqualified since she does not own a home in Louisiana […]

Meet Lenar Whitney, Louisiana’s Sarah Palin

Climate change is real. It is something that is happening whether people want to acknowledge it or not. So why are conservative politicians, pundits and the people who listen to them insisting that it isn’t happening? It’s the simple fact that you have politicians and media companies who rely on funding from fossil fuel companies […]

Dear Conservatives, You’re Not “Pro-Life” And Nobody Is “Pro-Abortion”

Along I-10 through Louisiana, there are a number of billboards paid for by the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) portraying Mary Landrieu as a “pro-abortion” liberal. This ad campaign targets 3 southern Democratic senators up for re-election; Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Mark Pryor (D-AR). Despite the fact that this is […]

Duck Dynasty Stupidity Strikes Again: Louisiana Voters Want Phil Robertson to Run for Senate

I think I’ve been pretty clear on my feelings about the comments Phil Robertson made a couple of months back during an interview with GQ concerning homosexuality.  I found them extremely ignorant and quite frankly disgusting.  But I’ll avoid rehashing the debate about “freedom of speech” concerning Robertson’s comments and A&E’s suspension.  (Though I believe […]