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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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Monday, 22 May 2017 16:33

flynnBeleaguered, Michael T. Flynn, former National Security Advisor, is reported to have misled Pentagon investigators about his Russian income and Russian official contacts when he applied for a top-secret security clearance in February of last year.

The top Democrat, on the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, released a letter today revealing these allegations.

Monday, 22 May 2017 13:30

The past few weeks have been an emotional roller-coaster ride for many in Louisiana and particularly those living in the New Orleans area.  Confederate monuments have been removed, courtesy of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu and the city council.

Monday, 22 May 2017 11:55

fredricksonFor months, the nation has been in a tizzy over the Russian-Trump investigation by Congress and by the FBI. Last week, the frenzy ratcheted up when a special counsel was named to investigate claims of Russian influencing the American elections and possible cooperation by members of the Trump campaign.

 

Monday, 22 May 2017 10:02

fred fbliveLouisiana cannot coast along when it comes to the massive coastal erosion of its interface with the Gulf of Mexico and with its incredible shrinking wetlands.  For the state, and the nation, the tide is high, the time is short and the investments are substantial.

Friday, 19 May 2017 18:06

proud man 62Lee Circle, with the General overlooking the city, is now history.

Or, once-was.

 

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