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flood uncertainties 3The Louisiana Flood crisis could be more serious than our trying to rebuild our homes, businesses and maintaining our collective sanities.

The United States debt is approaching 20 billion.  Louisiana treasury is bone dry.  Taxes is not an option.

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vitter angelle 3Why didn't David Vitter get out the vote, given his resources and execution, this past Saturday, election day?  Can David Vitter continue his normal plan, to link his opponent to Obama?  Can Jon Bel Edwards convince the electorate that he is a different type of democrat?  Does Vitter have enough votes among those in the core-conservative voters, or will he need to moderate to peel off enough voters from his former opponents?

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jim-brownThere is a disturbing article in this month’s Atlantic Magazine by a prominent physician at the University of Pennsylvania.  Ezekiel J. Emanuel is an oncologist, a bioethicist, and a vice provost of the University, and is the author or editor of 10 books, includingReinventing American Health Care. So he is a bright guy who knows a lot about health.  His premise is that no one, in this day and age, should aspire to live longer than 75 years of age. 

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brown-chehardyIt’s the morning after the Republican takeover of the US Senate, and the domination of the GOP on almost all election fronts. Just as the Democrats defeated their opponents to submission in 2012, the Republicans gained seats everywhere.

 

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brown-chehardyDid the televised Louisiana US Senate Race, anxiously awaited by thousands, meet the expectations of two of the state's most politically-savvy experts?  What were their disappointments, if any?

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jim-brown-hangoutKids all over Louisiana graduated last week from kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and graduate schools. And there was always a commencement speaker. Most of you will never give a commencement address. But as a public official, I was called on to give a number of them. And guess what? I don’t remember any of the advice that I gave to these newly minted graduates.

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flounderThe Louisiana legislature is entering into its third week of the annual legislative session.  What is happening?  What are the issues being discussed by the state government. 

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vitter-teaThis week, Louisiana and the nation were treated with some big political news, not that it was unexpected.

U.S. Senator David Vitter decided to enter the Louisiana Governor’s Race although he apparently will keep his US Senate position.

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edwards-trina-news-conferenceAlthough Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards will no longer be the top man at the mansion, he will be man in the house of the new reality TV show, The Governor’s Wife, premiering Sunday on A & E.

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CannonThere are certain things you don’t forget. Where you were on 9/11, or when President John Kennedy was shot. Down here in the Bayou State, add to those special dates Halloween night 54 years ago when Billy Cannon made football history with his 87 yard run to beat Ole Miss and keep the Tigers undefeated. His story is the rise and fall, than the rise again by LSU’s all time sports hero. And guess what? I played a minor role in what became Billy’s personal nightmare and fall from grace.

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