Richard Kogan

June 29, 2018

Farm bill heads to conference committee

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the most important parts of our country’s safety net, and ensures that nearly 900,000 Louisianans each year have enough to eat.

Number of the Day

65 percent- Voters who said that continuing protections for people with pre-existing conditions is very important, if not the single most important health issue, for midterm candidates. (Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)
October 3, 2017

Mass murder and American exceptionalism

The killing of 59 innocent people in Las Vegas late Sunday has predictably reignited the uniquely American debate over firearms regulation.

Number of the Day

73,000 - Number of Louisianans suffering from hepatitis C, placing Louisiana among the 10 most affected states in the nation. (Source: Louisiana Department of Health)