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....while Louisiana’s debt is downgraded, and all of our public universities teeter on bankruptcy, this is what we...

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Friday, 10 August 2012 14:16
Romney VP pick tomorrow: Jindal, Ryan, Rubio, who?
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jindal-historicAnd the winner of the Republican Mitt Romney running mate derby 2012 is....

Fill in the blank.  Will it be Rubio, Ryan, Jindal, Pawlenty, Portman?  What about a woman?  Or an outsider politician out from the hinterlands such as Sarah Palin in 2008.


Friday, 10 August 2012 02:51
Romney: Fire key campaign officials and fight Obama with fire
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fireForget “Hope and Change” and welcome to the nightmare world of Obama’s re-election campaign. There is no more inspiration, no more vision for the future, only attacks against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  

Last week, the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed that a source told him that Romney had not paid taxes in ten years. Never mind that Reid refused to identify this source or provide any corroboration for this charge. As an interesting footnote, Reid refused to release his own tax returns.  


Thursday, 09 August 2012 21:21
Obama, still AWOL, trying to hoodwink voters on U.S. economic plan before elections
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obama-smilePresident Obama has a problem. After 40 months of unemployment above the 8 percent level, he needs a marketable plan to convince American voters that his re-election is their best bet for employment, economic growth, and fiscal stability. Mr. Obama has had an economic plan for over three years. The problem is, not only has it not worked, it has prevented an economic recovery from taking root.


Friday, 10 August 2012 01:52
Louisiana's Jindal 4th in CNN VP Poll, but he has job he wants
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ROMNEY-JINDAL-2012-2With Louisiana facing massive healthcare, education and budget problems while Governor Bobby Jindal has been campaigning for Romney’s vice-president, he might be facing his own personal problem. According to a new poll, among those who actually might vote, he comes in fourth place as the person they want to be the Romney pick.


Thursday, 09 August 2012 19:09
Exciting Vilma court fight after Big D wins Saints vs. Patriots--dull
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SpagnuoloIt might not be as exciting as the “high-scoring” match Thursday night between the pass-happy New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots, but today could be a pivotal point in the Saints-Jonathan Vilma-NFL-Goodell_NFLPA bountygate legal mess.

Judge Ginger Berrigan is hearing the bounty suspension matter to determine if Vilma’s case should go forward or end with the NFL’s own penalty ruling.  Regardless of Friday's ruling, this thing is headed to a federal appeals court.


Thursday, 09 August 2012 12:22
Brees, Brady air show grounded as Pats clip New Orleans Saints in a bore, 7-6
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YUCK1The expected Drew Brees, Tom Brady airshow hit the ground in a hard thud as the two NFL offensive giants were dwarfed by New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots defenses.  

The Pats, at home, edged out the Saints 7-6 in a baseball game score perfect for on a hot summer night.

Dan Marino, who lost his season record to both Brees and Brady could be smiling as Brees’ hit 1 of 4 for a grand total of four yards while Brady sliced the air for 30 yards in a 4 for 7 passing night. 


Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:45
Court Showdown: New Orleans Saints’ Vilma vs. Goodell and NFL
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goodellThe story earlier this week smacked of some relief for Saints fans, weary of a long subpoena-loving, brief-writing, lawyer-infested non-football offseason. ESPN, who hasn’t made a glaring mistake since airing the fairy tale of Mickey Loomis and the Bugged Booth, reported a settlement offer that would cut Jonathan Vilma’s suspension from the entire 2012 season to eight games.


Thursday, 09 August 2012 02:55
PSC Campbell: Problems all directions, Jindal panders to political right
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Health reformIt has become obvious to me that Bobby Jindal sees Louisiana in his rear- view mirror.

That's a real shame. Our state has problems in every direction - crumbling roads and bridges, colleges facing cuts and raising tuition, coastal erosion, threatened LSU teaching hospitals and the worst poverty in the United States. 

Thursday, 09 August 2012 02:34
Funny thing happened at New Orleans public forum on journalism and digital media
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Optimized-boycott-nola1last night i attended an informational forum entitled “public forum on journalism: where do we go from here?” at loyola university’s nunemaker auditorium. it was presented as a conversation with the public about the future of journalism.

while media insiders and new media fans were probably enthralled with what transpired, I don’t think it was the conversation that a lot of the people of new orleans were wanting.


Wednesday, 08 August 2012 23:26
Ghost of Loomis, bountygate hangs over New Orleans Saints, Patriots
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spag-vitt2-newThe ghost of bounty overhangs the match between Drew Brees and Tom Brady as the New Orleans Saints take on the New England Patriots.

Showing little impact from the bounty drama and looking to build on the momentum of a 17-10 win over the Cardinals last Sunday, the Saints will challenge the Patriots on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.


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mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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