"It's the economy, stupid."

Posted by root | 11 Jun, 2011
“It’s the economy, stupid.”  That was the catch phrase back in 1992 when Bill Clinton defeated incumbent President George H.W. Bush.  The U. S. economy was in the doldrums, George Bush reneged on his no tax hike promise, “Read my lips, no new taxes,” and...

Legislative Independence – A New Experience for Louisiana

Posted by root | 3 Jun, 2011
The Louisiana Legislature is exerting its independence this session by marching to its own drum.  House Speaker Jim Tucker (R) is leading the way and members of the House are following along.  Across the hall Senate President Joel Chaisson, a Democrat, appears to be more allied with...