New Orleans What goes around, comes around, it seems, if you keep around long enough.
Reading about cutting edge political strategies, like the “Bannock Street project,” reminds me of frequent late discussions at the regular Wednesday night staff meetings of ACORN in Little Rock 40 years ago as we would debate whether to spend all of our [...]
New Orleans The IRS announced that it is proposing clearer rules to regulate the “social welfare” practices of C4 tax exempt nonprofits. I should start with a disclaimer. I’ve never operated a c4 organization, though I recognize the fact that they have recently become the rage, largely among lawyers and CPAs I would argue, but [...]
New Orleans Explain to me how in a rational world hunting licenses in Texas can be an acceptable form of voter identification, but a student ID from the University of Texas cannot be? Stumped aren’t you? How exactly does North Carolina cutting back on early voting by one week ensure the sanctity of the ballot [...]
New Orleans On a radio interview I conducted on Friday discussing the impact of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions, the young man poignantly spoke about the isolation of young homosexuals in rural areas, compared to the relative freedom in the cities, even conservative cities. I then noticed a map in the Wall Street Journal [...]
Little Rock A scandal has broken out in New York State recently. A Democratic state legislator was caught trying to buy his way onto a minor party ballot line to run for Mayor in New York City. The fact the minor party in the big city is Republican is just a sidebar snicker to the [...]
Little Rock Nationally President Obama announced the formation of a panel that would convene for 6-months to look at the voting system in the United States in order to see if lines could be shorted and voting could be made less burdensome. Meanwhile back at the ranch, a simple majority is enough to overturn a governor’s [...]