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vote-pollDo you know anyone who does not have an opinion of just what happened in Ferguson, Missouri?  The problem is that in trying to make some sense out of what has become a tragedy for everyone involved, misinformation has been spewed out from all sides.  Former New York Senator Daniel Moynihan summed up the incongruities well in saying that:  “You are entitled to your own opinion but you’re not entitled to your own facts.” 

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zimmermanThe arbiters of race relations believe that no one of color should dare possess an independent thought or take a contrarian position. Thus, all African Americans must believe in the Democratic Party and liberalism. If not, you are demonized and harassed and as evidence, witness the treatment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas or Dr. Ben Carson. 

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crouere-sabludowsky-punchingWhen Jeff Crouere and I talk politics on his WGSO 990 morning talk show every Tuesday, there is rarely a point of agreement. 

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fireWhat do Louisiana politicos talk about when during the dog days of boredom, when the legislature is not in session no “hot election” is taking place this year and race relations have been rocked due to a high-profile, explosive made-for TV trial?

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hate-crimeGeorge Zimmerman was found not guilty this past weekend in his trial for shooting Travon Martin.

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Holder In the aftermath of the controversial verdict in the George Zimmerman case, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his department would launch an investigation into whether Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated.

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black-white-manThe gavel has sounded and the Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman criminal trial is now a matter of history.

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south-roadOur friends up north need to let it go.  According to a cross section of northern commentators, the Second Reconstruction may be over, but they think a third one may be necessary. 

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skittlesAccording to FBI statistics, approximately 9,000 African Americans are killed in this country each year.

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  • Comey's Russia testimony was bad omen for Trump
  • Contenders to succeed N. Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson, at starting gate
  • JBE spending governance leads to Louisiana's lower credit ratings
  • Will distorting RussiaGate backfire on Trump and Company?

watergateEven the Russians are talking about the impeachment of Donald Trump. The L.A. Times reported on Monday, March 20, 2017, “Sergei Markov, a Moscow-based political analyst and a former lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party, claimed the hearings into Russian meddling in the 2016 election are ‘related to an attempt to impeach Trump.’”

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mike johnson2by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Saturday is election day
    The race for the District 8 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives highlights election day this Saturday, March 25.
    It is a special election called to fill the seat of Rep. Mike Johnson, who was elected to Congress.  The winner will serve out the remainder of his term.

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It shouldn’t be a surprise that Louisiana has endured adverse credit rating changes since edwards midDemocrat Gov. John Bel Edwards assumed office, completing a downgrade trifecta last week.

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backgunThe post-mortem on the Donald Trump-Comey-House Intelligence Hearing Monday continues.

On the extreme right, from the jowls of someone who knows a thing or two about investigations against a President, Pat Buchannan, there is still “nothing there, there”.

 

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