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Thursday, August 7th, 2014 Baton Rouge, Louisiana  RICHARD NIXON AND LOUISIANA! Forty years ago this week, Richard Nixon became the first and only president to resign from office. Those of you too young to remember the events surrounding Watergate missed one of the most riveting episodes of American history. Nixon survived a number of bitter...
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 Tampa, Florida ARE BASEBALL AND POLITICS INTERTWINED? Just what is America’s favorite pastime? Is it politics or baseball? Politics has always been a major spectator sport, particularly here in my home state of Louisiana. But don’t sell baseball short. Not only has baseball been around longer than any of America’s professional...
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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 Baton Rouge, Louisiana SHOULD THE FEDS MAKE LOUISIANA A PROTECTORATE? HECK YES! Roseanne Roseannadanna summed it up pretty well in trying to make sense out of the trials and tribulations of Louisiana.  “Well, it just goes to show you, it’s always something,” she said. We are hearing cries that Louisiana is...
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IN LOUISIANA, TAXPAYERS COME HOME! ALL IS FORGIVEN.  You are not really going to pay your Louisiana state taxes on time are you?  What?  Why on earth would you do that?  After all, do what many other Louisianans do.  Hang on to your money.  Invest it or spend it.  And just wait awhile.  Nothing really...
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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana WHY AREN’T WE THE GREATEST GENERATION? Ten years ago, NBC newscaster Tom Brokaw wrote a book about what he called “The Greatest Generation.” In contrast, there’s a new best seller out now calling America “the dumbest generation.” And since Louisiana is at the bottom of the barrel on...
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Thursday, October17th, 2013 Baton Rouge, Louisiana  THE KU KLUX KLAN IN LOUISIANA! Fifty years ago, the FBI opened widespread murder investigations into what was left of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana.  The Klan had once held a significant presence statewide throughout the first half of the 20th century. But following the enactment of 1964...
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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 Baton Rouge, Louisiana  TWO CHEERS FOR THE FRENCH- ESPECIALLY IN LOUISIANA!  As President Obama is bluntly finding out, it can be lonely out on a limb when the rest of the world fails to respond to a call for help.  Despite the yeoman efforts of his administration, only a few other...
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Now that America’s once staunchest ally, Great Britain, has turned its back on giving its support to the U.S. direct intervention into Syria, is any county willing to stand toe to toe with America?  Not the Mexicans the Germans or even, pray tell, the Canadians?  Isn’t there any one who will come to the battle...
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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 Baton Rouge, Louisiana LOUISIANA A SECOND RATE STATE UNDER VOTING RIGHTS ACT! On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court effectively struck down the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965.  This 48-year-old law required nine states, including my home state of Louisiana, to submit to complete federal oversight for all election procedures. ...
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March 22ed, 2013 Baton Rouge, Louisiana  LOUISIANA INSURANCE RATES A MAJOR SCANDAL!  Can you put lipstick on a pig? Well, business leaders are certainly giving it their best shot in an effort to counteract the fact that Louisiana’s outrageously expensive insurance rates make the Bayou State an environment hostile to the attraction of new businesses. ...
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March 1st, 2013 St. John, The Virgin Islands  ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS A SHOTGUN, TWO SHELLS, AND INSURANCE, HUH?  The ongoing gun debate had two new elements added to the mix this past week.  Vice President Joe Biden suggested that a shotgun was all any individual needed for self-protection. And several states proposed legislation...
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Thursday, August 9, 2012 Baton Rouge, Louisiana SHOULD LOUISIANA SECEDE FROM THE UNION? Sarah Palin seems to be back in vogue, and she’s barnstorming the country supporting, with a good measure of success, a number of Tea Party candidates. Her latest success is Texan Ted Cruse, who last week won the Republican U.S. Senate nomination...
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