Why Louisiana ‘absolutely’ still has an unconstitutional abortion law
It would be a waste of time and energy to continue to beat the near dead horse that is Rep. Danny McCormick’s anti-abortion bill. Instead, let’s look at why it should have never made it to the Louisiana House floor, who could possibly have stopped it before it got there and why the existing law […]
Louisiana lawmakers take a step back on police accountability
Louisiana lawmakers have been at the forefront recently when it comes to seeking accountability from police. A special House investigative committee continues to peel back shrouds of an apparent coverup in the death of Ronald Greene when he was in State Police custody, and a Senate oversight panel is moving toward fashioning policy changes to […]
Logic takes a backseat during debate over conversion therapy
Logic took an extreme backseat Wednesday during debate over a bill that would prevent certain medical professionals in Louisiana from practicing conversion therapy
Lawmakers ignore, twist facts in COVID proposals
It’s bad enough when bills are based on bad information. When their authors won’t stand behind them, that’s even worse.
Lawmakers load up state budget with pet projects chosen behind closed doors
The approach lacks transparency, squanders the short-term budget largesse and appears aimed at election bids and politics rather than state priorities.
Legacy of Jim Crow still affects public school funding
An important step in remedying entrenched school funding inequalities is to first recognize that they are rooted in the history of Jim Crow segregation.
Police presence on school grounds poses potential risks to kids
The school resource officer debate has many sides. This debate comes at a time when communities and police have increasingly strained relations due to police shootings and other negative encounters.
Louisiana can’t afford to be oil and gas exclusive
Fears of an all-green outlook for Louisiana are misguided, as the state will always be oil and gas reliant to a great extent
Private school vouchers provide students a better chance to excel? Prove it
Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly and in legislatures across the country have been moving toward passage of full-fledged school-voucher systems.
My students hosted a walkout to protest transphobic legislation; I proudly joined them
A bill proposed in Louisiana and similar legislation in other states seek to make a teacher’s job more challenging in an already overburdened profession while putting the lives of transgender students in peril.
Politics, not principles, lead to a redistricting debacle in Louisiana
Should the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately back Louisiana’s congressional redistricting, the decision will have implications that would last at least a generation.
Regarding them as a monolith enthralled by some magical founding father groupthink, Republicans are doing a disservice to the very people they say they revere.