Bobby Jindal

Whatever Happened to Bobby Jindal?
The feud that helped knock the shine off a Republican golden boy
July 08, 2013

What ever happened to the Republican Golden Boy?

Bobby Jindal, Meet Strunk And White
June 18, 2013

Barely had the executive jets departed Boston's Logan Airport filled with disappointed Mitt Romney backers after the 2012 election than Bobby Jindal was out of the box declaiming on what the Republican Party needed to do to win back the White House.

Two Roads Diverge
The budget fight will determine the fate of the Republican makeover
February 12, 2013

The Republican Party's reset could fizzle before it even really starts.

The GOP Better Listen to Bobby Jindal on Birth Control
December 18, 2012

The Louisiana governor has made his position known. Will Republicans come around?

How To Judge The Right’s Flight From Romney
November 16, 2012

Republicans are rushing to distance themselves from Mitt Romney's “gifts” comments. Is it a genuine awakening, or an opportunistic cover-up?

How the Medicaid Fight Kicked Off the 2016 Presidential Race
July 11, 2012

In all the puzzlement over the irrationality of Republican governors vowing to turn down the bonanza of federal dollars provided for expanding Medicaid, there’s a reason hiding in plain sight: pure ambition.  It’s no accident that several of the fire-breathers on this subject—notably Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley—have exhibited interest in (or have been reported to covet) higher office.  I don’t know if Rick Perry still wants to be president, or can overcome the impression of buffoonery and incompetence that helped sink his once-formidable 2012 campaign.  But I do know that his one

A Texan on Perry's Medicaid Rejection: 'Devastating'
July 11, 2012

Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday said that he wants no part of the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid. Perry isn’t the first Republican governor to take this position. Five others, including Florida’s Rick Scott and Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, announced their opposition to the expansion last week.

How the GOP’s New Education Policy Embraces the Market and Abandons Objective Standards
July 09, 2012

We all got a good laugh at the recent befuddlement (reported at TNR by Amy Sullivan) of a conservative Republican legislator from Louisiana who withdrew her support from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s school voucher program when she realized that its open door to public support for religious schools was not limited to those catering to Christians. But the underlying principle of Jindal’s initiative—and arguably of Mitt Romney’s little-discussed proposal to convert the bulk of federal K-12 education dollars into vouchers—is no laughing matter.

Wait—Freedom of Religion Is For ALL Religions?
July 05, 2012

A Republican state representative in Louisiana now says she was confused when she enthusiastically supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s voucher bill to fund private schools. From the Livingston Parish News (free registration required): "WATSON — Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, says she had no idea that Gov.

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