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Sunday, 01 February 2015 08:51
So now David Duke is threatening to run against Steve Scalise. Talk about ungrateful. If anything, the former state representative, Ku Klux Klan leader, and way-too-close-for-comfort gubernatorial candidate should be thanking the Metairie congressman for inadvertently shining the spotlight back in his direction. Duke’s been old news for more than a decade now, and a recent report that Scalise, then a state lawmaker, had once spoken to a Duke-founded group was about the only thing…
Peddlers of hate on left and Wright
Sunday, 01 February 2015 08:51
Those who hate hatred coming from the right should hate hatred coming from the Wright as well. If they don’t, then the rest of us are right to hate their hypocrisy. Background: For more than a month, the grievance-mongers on the left and the media tut-tutters have fulminated against Gov. Bobby Jindal for hosting a prayer rally (held last weekend) sponsored by the American Family Association. The AFA and its employees for years have said…
Walt Handelsman: Pumped!
Sunday, 01 February 2015 07:49
Walt Handelsman is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and animator whose work appears in The Advocate four days a week. Follow this link to the cartoon.
With 10th Katrina anniversary ahead, tell us how you view recovery: Editorial
Sunday, 01 February 2015 07:03
When a U.S. senator from Alaska questioned in November 2005 why anyone would rebuild in Lakeview, or any flooded neighborhood, Times-Picayune Features editor James O'Byrne
Prosecutor says St. Bernard official could face more charges
Sunday, 01 February 2015 07:02
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors are considering additional charges against St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta, who already faces sexual battery and stalking charges involving his ex-wife. The Times-PicayuneNola.com reports that prosecutors discussed the possibility of more charges Friday in a court hearing. That hearing also discussed whether Peralta's sexual history could be used as defense evidence in a trial on the sexual battery charge. Peralta has denied raping his ex-wife, Sharon Schaefer. Assistant Attorney…
CenLamar Proudly Endorses Louisiana’s Future: Daniel Williams for Louisiana State House of Representatives
Sunday, 01 February 2015 06:32
A few hours before he walked into the Rapides Parish Clerk of Court Office, my friend and former colleague called me and dropped a bombshell. “I’d been thinking about this for a long time. I was up until 4AM last night,” he said. “I know who I am, and I know that I want to become a public servant, that I will likely be a public servant for the rest of my life. I’ve decided…
Japan responds to video of reporter's beheading with 'indignation,' heartbreak, heightened security
Sunday, 01 February 2015 02:53
TOKYO -- Appalled and saddened by news Sunday of journalist Kenji Goto's beheading, apparently by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions, but vowed not
N.H. town's fleet of snowplows destroyed by fire as it braces for foot of snow
Saturday, 31 January 2015 23:46
HENNIKER, N.H. -- A fire has destroyed a fleet of snow plows in the small New Hampshire town of Henniker, as another storm approaches that could
State closes Fort Pike to visitors
Saturday, 31 January 2015 23:46
Nearly two centuries ago, American officials were worried about Louisiana’s coastline. But their concern wasn’t erosion of the marshes or walls of water driven by a storm devastating the region. It was foreign navies. Fresh off of stinging naval defeats to the British in the War of 1812, President James Monroe and the Congress of the fledgling United States settled on coastal defense as a priority. To address that concern, they commissioned a series of…
Four Downs
Saturday, 31 January 2015 23:45
Scouting report, Part I: Patriots’ little guys could be a big problem for the Seahawks The Seahawks have revolutionized what teams look for in cornerbacks by stacking their roster with long, athletic guys who can go up and swat the ball away from wide receivers who have the ability to jump over smaller defenders. The approach has helped Seattle piece together one of the better defensive backfields in NFL history. But there is one flaw…
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