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Obama used N-Word, can't black candidate Sen. Guillory do so in TV ad in Louisiana?

Monday, 17 August 2015 15:40 Written by

Guillory2How do you feel about a politician using the N-word in a television campaign ad?

What if the politician IS black?  Does that fact change anything?

New Orleans Saints gets the Byrd with weak defense, offense uncertainties
Monday, 17 August 2015 13:03

graham-panthersby Jim W. Miller

The first preseason game should never be an indication of what an NFL team will do in the regular season. At least, I hope not. Thursday’s 30-27 loss at Baltimore revealed some striking similarities to the hobgoblins of 2014 in the form of unnecessary penalties, key injuries and the defense’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Vitter gets high GOP favorables but Louisiana about 1/3 voters still not familiar
Sunday, 16 August 2015 11:52 Written by

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If favorability vs. unfavorability scores of the candidate for Louisiana governor were the determinative factor, how would the candidates for Louisiana governor rate?

Hillary Clinton scandal meltdown, send in Democratic Party clowns
Friday, 14 August 2015 13:21 Written by

Hillary-Clinton-benghazi In recent months, most media attention has centered on the Republican Party and the 17 candidates running for President. While the first GOP debate generated historic ratings and the Donald Trump campaign continues to garner headlines, reporters are beginning to realize that the Democratic presidential race has become interesting. 

Jindal's legacy continues: Louisiana faces $720M budget mess and gimmick fixes
Friday, 14 August 2015 12:59 Written by

one-time-moneyIn Louisiana, no news is good news, when it comes to the budget.  In fact, sometimes bad news can be good news, relatively speaking.

Unfortunately, today is not a "no-news" day here in Louisiana.

The bad news? 

Jindal baits readers to Hillary Clinton book tips, then switches to donate page
Thursday, 13 August 2015 16:08 Written by

chickensoup-jindalLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is either last or next to last in most Republican Presidential polls, has a new way to get attention, something he has sorely lacked since entering the campaign in June and which media focus he craves so he can make the first squad of candidates.

Edwards gets Vets PAC backing; Jindal gets skimmed
Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:14

Jindal-Meet-the-pressIt is a progressive sign for the Democrats Louisiana gubernatorial campaign. 

Rep. John Bel Edwards secured the endorsement this week of VoteVets PAC, a progressive veterans group boasting over 400,000 members. Edwards, a West Point graduate who served eight years of active duty with the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger, won their support on the strength of his record in the legislature as a champion for his fellow veterans.

 

Louisiana governor election all about Vitter
Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:05 Written by

VITTER--CHICKENFrom what the Louisiana State University Public Policy Lab’s latest survey tells us, not only is the 2015 governor’s race all about Sen.David Vitter, but that also it’s going the way he hopes as long as the field remains as is.

Louisiana highest insurance rates in nation, got even worse, this legislative session
Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:48 Written by

Louisiana capitolby Jim Brown

If there was one area of financial help that could have and should have been addressed by the Louisiana legislature in its recent session, it was insurance reform.  After all, a Dallas-based research firm completed a new study last month that concluded that Louisianans pay a greater percentage of their annual income for insurance than folks in any other state. How did the legislature respond to this dubious honor? They took quick action and raised every Louisiana policyholder’s insurance rates. 

Financing Jindal, for what it's worth
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 12:23

JINDAL-LASTby Tom Aswell, Publisher of LouisianaVoice.com

Three news stories on the last day of July and first day of August raised more questions than they answered about Bobby Jindal’s personal and campaign finances and, at the same time, re-opened a controversy over the funneling of $4.5 million in state funds to a family member of one of Jindal’s campaign contributors at the expense of Louisiana’s developmentally disabled.

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