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According to Pollster and political analyst John M. Couvillon of JMC Polling and Analytics, early voting in America and yes, in Louisiana, has been a smash hit.

In this state, the early voting, (mail and in person) broke all prior records for non-presidential races. It did surpass the 2008 Obama-McCain presidential count. What makes this remarkable is the very fact that the top of the ticket is just a Secretary of State race, not a US Senate conflict or Governor’s race.

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Remember the 1970 song by Chicago; “Does anybody know what time it is, does anybody really care?” Well it’s close to Election Day in Louisiana, and it would seem by early voting projections and general lack of interest that Louisianans are not holding their breath to cast their ballot. Why the lack of attention to an event that affects the future of the state and the entire nation? There are a number of reasons.

Published in New Orleans News

lou gehrig burnettA few minutes ago, I browsed through my email box as I do frequently. Unfortunately, this time, I saw a heading that I should have known was coming.

It was from Jeffrey Sadow, a political science professor. The email said, “Lou Gehrig Burnett, 1941-2018”.

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tarpoon lampoon mulhearnAs the great John Maginnis, used to say, “I owe it all to the material”, so does political cartoonist like Fred Mulhearn,   

Earlier this week, I interviewed Mulhearn, about his work and his new book “Looziana Political Cartoons”, that is a compilation of his cartoons.

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kennedy kkk questionsIs Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, taking on Trump like he did Governors Blanco, Jindal?

It appears that Louisiana Senator John Kennedy is beginning to show the type of independence that made him popular when he was State Treasurer.  Despite substantial bombarding of ads over the airwaves urging voters to support President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee, Kyle Duncan, he opted not to do so.  But, it might be some of the questions he asked that gives rise to his current departure of voting along party lines, particularly, supporting President Trump.

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glanceLouisiana political history for laughs--Today's focus: Governor Foster, David Duke and Edwin Edwards

Louisiana is rich in natural resources and super rich in opportunities for all of us to laugh at our political figures as they deal with the issues before them.

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loozIf you want a taste of modern Louisiana-political history, Tuesday's Bayoubuzz's Facebook and Twitter Live interview with Fred Mulhearn is the place to get your higher education.

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Louisiana politics, Louisiana legislative branch

 

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a Louisiana Treasurer’s election coming up to replace John Kennedy, now the US Senator.

Yawn.

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