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    Imagine, Calvin Coolidge

Imagine, Calvin Coolidge

If you’re into biographies, one well worth your time is Coolidge, written by Amity Shlaes. Shlaes, who also wrote another must-read titled The Forgotten Man, might be the best of

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    Culture And Process

Culture And Process

Believe this or not, Louisiana’s conservative political leadership might be learning how to make a majority count. By fits and starts, of course. It’s still quite clear the state’s Republican

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    AFTERBURNER: Book-Burners Afraid Of Matches

AFTERBURNER: Book-Burners Afraid Of Matches

It’s commencement time across the country, and unfortunately Bill Whittle wasn’t invited to give a speech to mark the occasion at one of America’s leading high education institutions. But through

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    SARGE: American Timidity

SARGE: American Timidity

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming convictions that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed

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    AFTERBURNER: Take Iran At Their Word

AFTERBURNER: Take Iran At Their Word

It was only a matter of time before Bill Whittle got around to addressing the question of Barack Obama’s attempt at a diplomatic opening with Iran. It’s the kind of

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    REP. BURNS: Louisiana Fiscal Reform, Act II

REP. BURNS: Louisiana Fiscal Reform, Act II

Last week, Dr. Jim Richardson, the LSU economics professor, widely acknowledged to be the Dalai Lama of Louisiana fiscal and tax policy and long-standing member of the state’s Revenue Estimating

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WAGUESPACK: Evolve Or Die

  WAGUESPACK: Evolve Or Die

Those that stay one step ahead of the game are best able to avoid falling two steps behind the competition.

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SARGE: Jefferson Handled It Correctly

  SARGE: Jefferson Handled It Correctly

America’s been getting hit below the belt for the longest period of time since the Revolution. We have a president

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AFTERBURNER: Winning The Trade War With China

  AFTERBURNER: Winning The Trade War With China

From an American perspective, the economic rise of China over the last two generations has been staggering, and the modernization

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TALLEYRAND: Unprecedented All Over Again

  TALLEYRAND: Unprecedented All Over Again

The Democrats are right: What Republicans in the US Senate did was unprecedented. Never has a missive regarding nuclear arms

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Shall We Discuss The Tom Cotton Letter?

  Shall We Discuss The Tom Cotton Letter?

By now you’ve noticed the Democrats are busy accusing Cotton, and the 46 other Republican Senators who signed his letter

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VIDEO: Watch College Students Sign Petition To End Women’s Suffrage In The Name Of Women’s Rights

  VIDEO: Watch College Students Sign Petition To End Women’s Suffrage In The Name Of Women’s Rights

It’s no secret that college students are young and idealistic. It’s also clear sometimes they don’t have any clue what

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It’s Ronald Reagan’s Birthday Today…

  It’s Ronald Reagan’s Birthday Today…

…and we sure do miss him. At some point this morning we’re going to have a piece on Barack Obama’s

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SARGE: On Overdependence On Allies

  SARGE: On Overdependence On Allies

Last night a strange form of epiphany, a sudden intuitive leap of understanding, especially through an ordinary but striking occurrence,

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WAGUESPACK: Time To Reflect

  WAGUESPACK: Time To Reflect

Happy anniversary LABI. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), an organization

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SADOW: No, Burl Cain Isn’t Going To Be A Major Factor In The 2015 Governor’s Race

  SADOW: No, Burl Cain Isn’t Going To Be A Major Factor In The 2015 Governor’s Race

It might surprise readers to know that the idea of the warden of Louisiana’s most prominent prison running for governor

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BAYHAM: Why Landrieu Lost And Cassidy Won

  BAYHAM: Why Landrieu Lost And Cassidy Won

After 18 years of defying political gravity, Mary Landrieu’s electoral world came crashing down losing badly to a candidate many

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ZELDEN: Are We The New Austro-Hungarian Empire?

  ZELDEN: Are We The New Austro-Hungarian Empire?

As the American calendar moves on to 2015, the most vexing issue the country faces is immigration. No issue is

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APPEL: On Pearl Harbor Day

  APPEL: On Pearl Harbor Day

“Pride cometh before a fall” – of all of my Mom’s wisdom, I remember this expression more than any other. As

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