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    Justice for sale?

Justice for sale?

Are campaign donations corrupting Louisiana’s courts and undermining our system of electing judges?  It is no secret that lawyers, as a group, routinely dump money into judicial races to help

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    Mike Johnson Grabs LABI’s NORTHPAC Endorsement

Mike Johnson Grabs LABI’s NORTHPAC Endorsement

This might be a bit less significant than it would appear, since at the moment Johnson doesn’t have a challenger in the Feb. 21 special election for the House District

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    SADOW: Jindal Prayer Meeting Brings Out The Anti-Free Speech Crowd At LSU

SADOW: Jindal Prayer Meeting Brings Out The Anti-Free Speech Crowd At LSU

The staging of an event at Louisiana State University Baton Rouge’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center has raised the question about whether events at state facilities ought to be censored over

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    Louisiana ranks among America’s worst “judicial hellholes” for fifth year

Louisiana ranks among America’s worst “judicial hellholes” for fifth year

BATON ROUGE, LA (Dec. 16, 2014)— Louisiana has earned the seventh-highest ranking in the 2014–2015 American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) Judicial Hellholes® report of the worst places to be sued.

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    VITTER: Continuing The Fight To Keep The Feds Out Of Our Schools

VITTER: Continuing The Fight To Keep The Feds Out Of Our Schools

This week, Harry Reid and his cronies in the Senate blocked my legislation to strengthen local control of education. My legislation would prohibit the federal government from mandating, incentivizing, or coercing

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    SADOW: Walter Kimbrough’s Attack On TOPS

SADOW: Walter Kimbrough’s Attack On TOPS

A recent opinion piece by a private university leader in Louisiana suggests less in the way of achieving educational excellence for those who attend college in the state than it

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BAYHAM: The Demise of the John Breaux Democratic Party

  BAYHAM: The Demise of the John Breaux Democratic Party

During his time in the US Senate, John Breaux was one of the most dominant figures in Louisiana politics.  That’s

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New Orleans City Council’s LaToya Cantrell Just Made Some Pretty Defamatory Remarks About The NOPD

  New Orleans City Council’s LaToya Cantrell Just Made Some Pretty Defamatory Remarks About The NOPD

New Orleans Democrat City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, who is now known for her proposed smoking ban on the city, recently

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BAM! Watch This Business Owner Slay The Proposed Nanny-State Smoking Ban In New Orleans

  BAM! Watch This Business Owner Slay The Proposed Nanny-State Smoking Ban In New Orleans

We’ve reported on the nanny-state proposed smoking ban in New Orleans by City Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell (D) here and here.

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LABI Picks Miguez, Amoroso For House Special Elections

  LABI Picks Miguez, Amoroso For House Special Elections

There are a number of Louisiana legislative seats coming open in the spring due to various forms of attrition, and

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Then There’s Melinda Deslatte’s Irritating TOPS Article…

  Then There’s Melinda Deslatte’s Irritating TOPS Article…

You might have seen this yesterday – it’s the AP story by Melinda Deslatte about a report commissioned by the state

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Karen Carter Peterson Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

  Karen Carter Peterson Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Democrats’ state party chair penned a guest column at the ridiculous CenLamar website explaining that (1) this year was

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John Kennedy Demands State Stop Ignoring Misuse Of Taxpayer Money

  John Kennedy Demands State Stop Ignoring Misuse Of Taxpayer Money

State Treasurer John Kennedy is tired of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals ignoring alleged misuse of taxpayer dollars

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How New Orleans Will End Up Like Big Govt New York City If This Councilwoman Gets Her Way

  How New Orleans Will End Up Like Big Govt New York City If This Councilwoman Gets Her Way

The city of New Orleans has its problems, as do all major urban hubs. But, New Orleans Democrats don’t like

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SADOW: Shreveport And Caddo Voters Clearly Want Change

  SADOW: Shreveport And Caddo Voters Clearly Want Change

When looking at the sum total of local elections in Caddo Parish this year, throwing out bums, or at least

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VIDEO: Jindal’s Doing Everything He Can To Blow Up Common Core

  VIDEO: Jindal’s Doing Everything He Can To Blow Up Common Core

Here, on Chris Wallace’s show over the weekend, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal calls Common Core a “bait and switch” and

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KENNEDY: Search For Unclaimed Property

  KENNEDY: Search For Unclaimed Property

Our phones have been ringing off the hook since we published the names of people with Unclaimed Property in newspapers

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SADOW: The Next Battle Will Be Against The Faux Republicans

  SADOW: The Next Battle Will Be Against The Faux Republicans

As Louisiana Democrats find themselves sliding into political oblivion, they find on offer two strategies to become meaningful again at

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Alleged Adulterer Lake Charles Judge Claims Opponent Doesn’t Pay Taxes

  Alleged Adulterer Lake Charles Judge Claims Opponent Doesn’t Pay Taxes

Lake Charles Judge John Hood, who is being accused of cheating in a new attack, says his opponent Attorney Ron

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