Tag: Louisiana

The New Congress

The 2014 Senate elections are now complete. On Saturday, Republican Bill Cassidy defeated incumbent Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu 56-44%. Landrieu had served as a senator for eighteen years; now she will have to find out what the private sector is like, pretty much for the first time in her life. Don’t feel too sorry for her, though; she comes from a political family with deep ties to the corridors of power. She won’t exactly go hungry. Cassidy, who is currently… Read more »

It Will Be Over Only When It’s Over

I’ve let a day pass since the primary elections on Tuesday. It provided time to reflect on the results. Listening to the talking political heads on TV, there are certain themes that have emerged, some I agree with, some I don’t. In no particular order, they are: Santorum’s victories in Alabama and Mississippi took almost everyone by surprise. Only one Alabama poll had him leading, and that was only by a single point. No Mississippi polls showed him ahead. Yet… Read more »

Spilling Thoughts

Okay, it’s time. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been at or near the top of the news for weeks, and I have yet to comment on it. In one way, that kind of makes me similar to the president. It took him a while to say much publicly. The big difference, of course, is that I don’t have any responsibility for taking care of the situation. He does. I also haven’t been playing basketball. Almost before… Read more »