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Independent’s Eye
President Barack Obama looks like he’ll win re-election. Obama looks like he can lose. Michele Bachman could never get the Republican nomination. Michele Bachmann could be the surprise GOP nominee....
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘D’ Word
The debate is raging in Washington about the looming debt limit witching hour, and the arguments are multifaceted. Almost everyone agrees that, if the federal government defaults on any payments to...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public schools to be graded on standardized testing
Louisiana public schools will receive letter grades of “A” to “F” beginning this year based largely on student performance on standardized tests, and parents and others are likely to be shocked by ...
Jul 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Altered Functionality in Mouse World
I understand the Army pays people hard money to identify practices, machinery, and buildings subject to “altered functionalities” which means creating something for one purpose and adapting it to a...
Jul 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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High rates, costs look to be lowered in ‘next few years’
Louisiana’s incarceration rate and corrections costs are among the highest in the nation, and the legislature began moving in this year’s session toward new initiatives and programs that could help...
Jul 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Triple Blessing
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Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Personal political objectives getting way of Governor
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s veto of a bill passed by the legislature to continue a four-cent tax on cigarettes was based more on personal political objectives than on Louisiana’s best interests in terms of...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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BESE board does right thing in pushing for college credits
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education should be applauded for directing every public school district to offer students access to at least one course for college credit, which wi...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bright Side
Here are some reasons to be grateful it is summer in Natchitoches. I occasionally find it necessary to do this. 1. Heating costs are way down. 2. The death and injury rate for snowmobiling accident...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Wit and Wisdom of the Legislature
More than usual, the recently ended legislative session was distinguished for what was said rather than for what was done, though it took only a few words to accomplish that. Instead, lawmakers spo...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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