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    HITHER AND YON: John Bel Edwards’ TOPS Box

HITHER AND YON: John Bel Edwards’ TOPS Box

In the aftermath of the special legislative session that wrapped up on Thursday night, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has a problem of his own making. Edwards used the popular

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    The Independent Has The Real Reason You Should Hate Jeff Landry, He’s Pro-Spanking

The Independent Has The Real Reason You Should Hate Jeff Landry, He’s Pro-Spanking

The quasi-Marxist weekly fish wrap out of Lafayette called The Independent has its take on the Baton Rouge mom who was arrested after beating her kids for burglarizing a house. As

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    STONECIPHER: On Being Attacked By The Tax-And-Spend Crowd

STONECIPHER: On Being Attacked By The Tax-And-Spend Crowd

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Shreveport demographer and political analyst Elliot Stonecipher. It isn’t every morning that I smile more or less all the way through my cereal, and

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    APPEL: The Legislature Is Going To Have To Lead On Fiscal Policy Now

APPEL: The Legislature Is Going To Have To Lead On Fiscal Policy Now

The Sunday morning editorials bristle with attacks on the Legislature for “kicking the can” and for failing to follow the Governor’s lead. But what lead were we to follow? What

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    APPEL: Bad Tax Policy Raises Little Revenue And Cripples Entrepreneurship In Louisiana

APPEL: Bad Tax Policy Raises Little Revenue And Cripples Entrepreneurship In Louisiana

Louisiana desperately needs to diversify its business base in order to create good jobs; for too long we have depended upon oil and gas exploration and petrochemical manufacturing. As we

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    Here Are The 13 Heroic Legislators Who Voted Against Raising Your Insurance Taxes In The Special Session

Here Are The 13 Heroic Legislators Who Voted Against Raising Your Insurance Taxes In The Special Session

While we may have defeated the income tax increases that John Bel Edwards and his cronies were seeking, they still got quite a bit of what they were looking for. Among

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Looks Like John Bel Is Getting Schlonged In His Tax-Raising Special Session

  Looks Like John Bel Is Getting Schlonged In His Tax-Raising Special Session

All that screaming and yelling for more or less nothing. Senate President John Alario gave up Thursday morning on passing

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BREAKING: Louisiana Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Shot And Killed Following Confrontation

  BREAKING: Louisiana Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Shot And Killed Following Confrontation

A Louisiana Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy was shot and later died after a confrontation with a man on a street

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UPDATE: Ouachita Parish DA Dropped Charges Against Two Alabama Football Players For This Insane Reason

  UPDATE: Ouachita Parish DA Dropped Charges Against Two Alabama Football Players For This Insane Reason

UPDATE: 6/22/2016: You tell me if this is “insufficient evidence” Six Monroe police officers involved in the arrest of two

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Mother Beats Her Kids After She Catches Them Burglarizing A House, Gets Sent To Jail For It

  Mother Beats Her Kids After She Catches Them Burglarizing A House, Gets Sent To Jail For It

Kids these days are disrespectful and disobedient at times. Much of this is due to the breakdown of the family

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John Bel Edwards Has A Bridge He Wants To Sell To The Folks In Bossier City

  John Bel Edwards Has A Bridge He Wants To Sell To The Folks In Bossier City

Buy it if you want, but know that you’re going to get scammed. Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and

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The Red Bayou Show, Episode 49 – Mailbag Edition

  The Red Bayou Show, Episode 49 – Mailbag Edition

Scott McKay and Brian Haldane take listener questions once again in another mailbag episode. The questions asked of the guys

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Jefferson Parish Prosecutors Say That David Vitter Did Not Spy On Newell Normand After All

  Jefferson Parish Prosecutors Say That David Vitter Did Not Spy On Newell Normand After All

Remember the whole “Spygate” scandal that broke out before last year’s governor’s primary in October? Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand claimed

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WHAT?! New Orleans Official Pitches Crime As A Reason Tourists Should Visit The City

  WHAT?! New Orleans Official Pitches Crime As A Reason Tourists Should Visit The City

While crime in the city of New Orleans remains a focal point for locals, apparently to city officials, it can

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LIGI: Louisiana Needs Structural Change, Not Gimmicks And Tax Hikes

  LIGI: Louisiana Needs Structural Change, Not Gimmicks And Tax Hikes

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Tony Ligi… It is clearly evident that regardless of who our Governor is or

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HITHER AND YON: The House Squashes Edwards’ Centerpiece Tax Bill

  HITHER AND YON: The House Squashes Edwards’ Centerpiece Tax Bill

Last night at the state capitol, the last-gasp attempt by Gov. John Bel Edwards to boost taxes on individual Louisianans

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STONECIPHER: Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers, Gov. Edwards

  STONECIPHER: Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers, Gov. Edwards

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Shreveport-based demographer and political analyst Elliott Stonecipher. No matter anything else, many Louisianans believed

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APPEL: What They Call Washington Politics, I Call An Independent Legislature

  APPEL: What They Call Washington Politics, I Call An Independent Legislature

The latest justification by allies of the Governor for the failure of tax bills in the Louisiana Legislature is that

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SURPRISE! Even After Raising Taxes, The State Is Running A $200 Million Deficit For The Year

  SURPRISE! Even After Raising Taxes, The State Is Running A $200 Million Deficit For The Year

After Governor Dishonor Code took over in January, he called a Special Session to raise taxes in order to close

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