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    BAYHAM: Socialism On a Stick At The Iowa State Fair

BAYHAM: Socialism On a Stick At The Iowa State Fair

Though the political golden goose that was the Iowa Straw Poll is no more, there’s still a venue that draws the candidates in August to the Hawkeye State, one with

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    BAYHAM: Looking Back At The Political Theatre That Was Katrina 10

BAYHAM: Looking Back At The Political Theatre That Was Katrina 10

Many people in the New Orleans area are sick of Katrina and would be happy to never see one more news report about the most devastating natural disaster in American

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    BAYHAM: Did W Keep His Promise To Louisiana?

BAYHAM: Did W Keep His Promise To Louisiana?

On Monday I attended an ecumenical prayer service at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter  marking the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The homily was delivered by a

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    BAYHAM: Why The Grand Old Clown Car Is So Full

BAYHAM: Why The Grand Old Clown Car Is So Full

Last week nothing important happened in Iowa. Originally, the Hawkeye State was to hold its third Republican straw poll in 12 years, which generally served as both an unofficial kickoff

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    BAYHAM: Georges Speculation, Verne Kennedy Poll Stirs Up Gubernatorial Conversation

BAYHAM: Georges Speculation, Verne Kennedy Poll Stirs Up Gubernatorial Conversation

Louisiana US Senator David Vitter has consistently led the preliminaries for governor, even before he had announced for the office. Having won two statewide elections, been highly involved in the

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    BAYHAM: The Summer Of Trump

BAYHAM: The Summer Of Trump

CLEVELAND- Going into the first GOP presidential debate being held in the city that will host the Republican National Convention in eleven months, there’s no question who won the summer:

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BAYHAM: How To Tip The Vote And Win Young Voters

  BAYHAM: How To Tip The Vote And Win Young Voters

This weekend hundreds of young conservative activists will gather in Chicago for the Young Republican National convention. As of this

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BAYHAM: Finally, Biggio Goes To Cooperstown

  BAYHAM: Finally, Biggio Goes To Cooperstown

He was one of the most versatile men to ever play the game, having donned a catcher’s mask, executed flawless

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BAYHAM: Statistical Hair Splitting And The Fox News Presidential Debate

  BAYHAM: Statistical Hair Splitting And The Fox News Presidential Debate

The defining moment of Ronald Reagan’s bid for the party nomination in 1980 was when he participated in a debate

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BAYHAM: What Is It About The Confederate Flag, Anyway?

  BAYHAM: What Is It About The Confederate Flag, Anyway?

On a family trip to Atlanta in back when I was 8 years old we stopped at a Stuckey’s for

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BAYHAM: A Rick Santorum Interview

  BAYHAM: A Rick Santorum Interview

Four years ago, Rick Santorum was the forgotten man on the presidential candidate scene. After having lost re-election to the

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BAYHAM: Vandalizing For Hope And Change

  BAYHAM: Vandalizing For Hope And Change

Over the past few weeks Confederate monuments on public property in New Orleans have been subject to vandalism and, in

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BAYHAM: The Donald And Mr. Sulu

  BAYHAM: The Donald And Mr. Sulu

The increasingly leftist-oriented corporate cabal took a break from their public celebration of the Supreme Court’s imposition of same-sex marriage

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BAYHAM: Jindal Is 2016’s Mr. Irrelevant

  BAYHAM: Jindal Is 2016’s Mr. Irrelevant

In the NFL Draft the last person selected is known as “Mr. Irrelevant”, a reference to the unlikely prospect that

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BAYHAM: In Defense Of General Beauregard

  BAYHAM: In Defense Of General Beauregard

New Orleans’ most iconic monument is the equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson that stands in the center of the

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BAYHAM: Louisiana And The Quest For The White House

  BAYHAM: Louisiana And The Quest For The White House

While stumping for the Republican nomination in Peterborough, New Hampshire back in 2000,  US Senator John McCain joked that he

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BAYHAM: Facts And Friction Are Why The Established Media Obsesses Over Race

  BAYHAM: Facts And Friction Are Why The Established Media Obsesses Over Race

About a week ago I received a WWL 870 AM news alert on my smart phone about a black customer

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BAYHAM: All Guns Point To Vitter

  BAYHAM: All Guns Point To Vitter

Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican” has been shattered like Mel Brooks’s third

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BAYHAM: Miss ESPN

  BAYHAM: Miss ESPN

MSNBC with baseball. That’s what ESPN has devolved into when it was announced that the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage

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