As you can see in our feature story about Louisiana Gov. Jindal refusing $98 million of the stimulus money headed for his state, that amounts to under 2% of the total money Louisiana will be receiving. So not exactly going out on a limb. We were all set to have that be our headline. But what’s less clear is how much of the total $7.68 billion his state is getting he’s in a position to turn down. A lot of it doesn’t go through him in the first place. So we felt compelled to leave it implicitly clear that Jindal had apparently found the ideal number that would give him some shred of credibility with the neo-Hooverite right while also allowing him to get through his term as governor without getting impeached.
|April 16, 2021 3:21 p.m.
A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast just landed. You can listen to it here. This week, Josh and…
Where Things Stand: Anti-Trans Bills Are The GOP’s New Culture War. But Most Americans Aren’t On Board|April 16, 2021 1:52 p.m.
Without any real policy agenda, Republicans in Congress have largely seized on various fronts in the culture war to distract…
|April 16, 2021 11:34 a.m.
I wanted to flag your attention to this NBC article about radicalization among current and retired US Special Forces personnel….