Report from Louisiana: The Edwards/Graves Feud Heats Up

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – The feud between Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge Representative Garrett Graves over the slow response of Louisiana in flood recovery efforts escalated last week when the Edwards camp accused Rep. Graves of spreading false information about the release of federal money given to the state. Friday, Rep. … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: The Edwards/Graves Feud Heats Up

10 Quick Thoughts Under my Fedora, Tip O’Neill on Trump, GunPersons, Taxes and age

One of the few seemingly valid arguments on the left concerning Trump's Syria strike is the claim of a double standard that a congress that asserted it's authority on Obama and Syria wasn't that concerned about Trump acting alone. The hole in that argument is best explained by one of Tip O'Neill's famous Uncle Denny … Continue reading 10 Quick Thoughts Under my Fedora, Tip O’Neill on Trump, GunPersons, Taxes and age

Why do political parties have platforms if they’re not going to abide them?

Last year, I was very encouraged by much of what the GOP platform stated. Yes, I’m one of those weird people who actually read it. Apparently, most of our elected Republican officials in DC either didn’t read it or dismissed it after they won. There are key elements that are getting missed. Before anyone says … Continue reading Why do political parties have platforms if they’re not going to abide them?