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Edwin Edwards, “Who’s he?”
Since none of my publishers bought me a ticket to attend the gala roast of former Gov. Edwin Edwards in the French Quarter last Saturday, my next best option, following his pre-event press conferen...
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vitter pressing GOP advantage
The nation’s debt crisis would be waiting when he flew back to Washington on Monday afternoon, but Sen. David Vitter’s day started with state politics, over breakfast in a Baton Rouge diner, review...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dog Days of Summer
It’s hot, very hot. Football is too far away. Congress is acting like an unsupervised asylum. Candidates are beginning to crawl out of the woodwork for the state elections this fall, which means ou...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republican Rebranding and the Great Ceiling Debate
Apart from being the first time that partisanship swirling around the raising of the debt limit ceiling threatens to shove the United States into an economic abyss, the Great Debt Ceiling Debate of...
Jul 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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It was a cat, a really big cat
In the early fall of 1948 momma wanted Black Walnuts for a cake. Even then, the truism held, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” I guess momma concluded if her eldest son, Billy Wayne, coul...
Jul 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obesity levels too high; focus need to lower them
Louisiana’s adult obesity rate is the fifth highest in the nation according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health, and that continues to erode the quality of life for a high percentag...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brutally hot weather prompts action by PSC
It has been a brutally hot late spring and summer in this area, which underscores the importance of a policy enacted by the state Public Service Commission prohibiting utility companies from cuttin...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Election is about the next one
Democrats were heartened some this week by news that state Sen. Rob Marionneaux of Livonia is mulling over getting into the governor’s race. A veteran lawmaker now term-limited, Marionneaux is hard...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal policies continue to do harm to state
Increased offshore oil and gas exploration and production would create hundreds of jobs in Louisiana and boost the state’s fragile economy, but federal regulations and tax policies continue to thro...
Jul 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compassion and sensitivity underscored in PSC directive
It has been a brutally hot late spring and summer in this area, which underscores the importance of a policy enacted by the state Public Service Commission prohibiting utility companies from cuttin...
Jul 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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