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    BAYHAM: The Return Of The King

BAYHAM: The Return Of The King

These are high times for Cleveland, a city not accustomed to winning in the past half century. In May, the hapless Cleveland Browns, one of only four NFL teams to

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    BAYHAM: Arbitrator Rules For Saints…And Sanity

BAYHAM: Arbitrator Rules For Saints…And Sanity

Next year, Mardi Gras will be held on a Tuesday. Next year the Fourth of July will be celebrated on July 4th, just as Cinco de Mayo will be sullied

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    BAYHAM: What The Hobby Lobby Case Is, And Isn’t

BAYHAM: What The Hobby Lobby Case Is, And Isn’t

Before reviewing the consequences of the Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, it’s probably a good idea to point out some of the things that were not affected.

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    BAYHAM: What’s Really On The Ballot In Mississippi

BAYHAM: What’s Really On The Ballot In Mississippi

Thad Cochran has represented the state of Mississippi in the US Senate since 1978, a time when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and Disco was still alive. Thankfully

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    BAYHAM: Is Garret Graves The Cajun Paul Ryan?

BAYHAM: Is Garret Graves The Cajun Paul Ryan?

Back in 2001 I put in a call to then US Representative Billy Tauzin’s Washington office to complain about some federal matters affecting my community. The line got transferred to

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    BAYHAM: Dastugue’s Revenge

BAYHAM: Dastugue’s Revenge

The circle of political life can at times be fascinating stuff, as new life sprouts out of the carcass of “dead” politicians and political movements. For example, it was from

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BAYHAM: A Big Step Forward For House Conservatives

  BAYHAM: A Big Step Forward For House Conservatives

It’s been a long time since conservatives have had much to cheer about regarding the Republican leadership in the US

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BAYHAM: Cantor’s Career Melts In Boehner’s Glow

  BAYHAM: Cantor’s Career Melts In Boehner’s Glow

Earlier this week a humorous meme made its way around the Young Republican social media circuit featuring the image of

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BAYHAM: Louisiana’s King Of The Fourth Estate

  BAYHAM: Louisiana’s King Of The Fourth Estate

Louisiana politics and the State Capitol’s press corps lost a legend with the passing of John Maginnis. John was as

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BAYHAM: Post-Draft Interview With Mike Detillier, Part 2

  BAYHAM: Post-Draft Interview With Mike Detillier, Part 2

In the second half of Mike Detillier’s interview with The Hayride, the WWL 870 AM contributor and college football expert

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BAYHAM: Post-Draft Interview With Mike Detillier, Part I

  BAYHAM: Post-Draft Interview With Mike Detillier, Part I

WWL 870 AM contributor, college football expert and author of one of the most comprehensive draft guides sold to the

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BAYHAM: Saints Get Star WR They Wanted In This Year’s Draft

  BAYHAM: Saints Get Star WR They Wanted In This Year’s Draft

You have to give the Saints organization credit: when they want someone in the draft, they’re not afraid to be

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BAYHAM: Looking At The Saints’ 2014 Draft Options

  BAYHAM: Looking At The Saints’ 2014 Draft Options

NFL Draft time, the most exciting sports day(s) of the year without a single bit of actual football activity happening.

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BAYHAM: Jackie Clarkson’s Curtain Call…From The Orchestra Pit

  BAYHAM: Jackie Clarkson’s Curtain Call…From The Orchestra Pit

The setting for the inauguration of the new city government was the rehabilitated Saenger Theater on Canal Street. Sitting down

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BAYHAM: Vance McAllister’s Long-Awaited Good Judgement

  BAYHAM: Vance McAllister’s Long-Awaited Good Judgement

Soon to be outgoing Congressman Vance McAllister judgment as of late has been lacking though the freshman US Representative made

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BAYHAM: Saints’ 2014 Schedule Not The Toughest…But Not Atlanta’s Either

  BAYHAM: Saints’ 2014 Schedule Not The Toughest…But Not Atlanta’s Either

After a long delay in revealing the regular season schedule (to paraphrase Fred Thompson’s character from The Hunt for the

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BAYHAM: The Holy Bible And Official State Business

  BAYHAM: The Holy Bible And Official State Business

Louisiana has an official beverage. And amazingly enough it is NOT Barq’s root beer, but milk. Louisiana has an official

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BAYHAM: EWE’s Blaze-Of-Glory Run

  BAYHAM: EWE’s Blaze-Of-Glory Run

Aged ex-Louisiana governor with the encouragement of a much younger woman he is romantically attached to decides to launch an

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BAYHAM: Time For McAllister To Do The Right Thing

  BAYHAM: Time For McAllister To Do The Right Thing

While campaigning for president in the aftermath of the Watergate scandals that toppled the Nixon Administration, former Governor Jimmy Carter

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