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    SADOW: New Orleans’ Heavy-Handed Government Is Holding The Big Easy Back

SADOW: New Orleans’ Heavy-Handed Government Is Holding The Big Easy Back

A small controversy actually has a big meaning that illustrates the perils of New Orleans strangling the new ethos that has tried to germinate in the moribund city and reverse

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    SADOW: A Posthumous Thanks To Bob Odom For The Lacassine Mill

SADOW: A Posthumous Thanks To Bob Odom For The Lacassine Mill

The final tally from a recent notorious exercise of liberal populism has come in, and it took from every Louisianan almost $17 apiece for nothing. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor looked at

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    SARGE: Washington’s Rising Sun Chair, And Lost Practicality

SARGE: Washington’s Rising Sun Chair, And Lost Practicality

Yesterday I alluded to the chair George Washington sat in for nearly three months of the Federal Convention in 1787. The chair is constructed of mahogany by John Folwell circa

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    Go See “America” Today

Go See “America” Today

When Dinesh D’Souza his first film 2016: Obama’s America, it became a surprise hit with some $30 million in box office receipts. That placed D’Souza’s film as the second-highest grossing

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    SARGE: The Sun Also Rises

SARGE: The Sun Also Rises

“Whilst the last members were signing [the Constitution], Doctor Franklin, looking towards the Presidents chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a

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    SARGE: Juvenal’s Prescience

SARGE: Juvenal’s Prescience

“Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt”       Juvenal c. 100 A.D. Prescient: adj. prophetic, psychic, clairvoyant, perceptive Juvenal, the Roman satirist and poet spoke these words and exhibited the

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WAGUESPACK: The Original Underdog

  WAGUESPACK: The Original Underdog

Americans love a good underdog story. The latest example of this is playing out now in the World Cup, where

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TALLEYRAND: The Day The Archduke Died

  TALLEYRAND: The Day The Archduke Died

Saturday marks the one hundredth anniversary of the most important murder since Cain killed Abel. It was on June 28,

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WAGUESPACK: The Drought Is Over

  WAGUESPACK: The Drought Is Over

Do you remember where you were on the morning of Dec. 19, 1998? I do. I was at my desk

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DIETZEL: D-Day, Seventy Years On

  DIETZEL: D-Day, Seventy Years On

Editor’s Note: A guest post from 6th District congressional candidate Paul Dietzel. The horror of war blasted its way into

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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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FIREWALL: My Friend Failure

  FIREWALL: My Friend Failure

Good stuff about the freedom to fail, and why that’s the foundation of what Jefferson meant when, in the Declaration

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Michelle Obama’s Creepy Topeka Speech

  Michelle Obama’s Creepy Topeka Speech

If you haven’t heard what our First Lady said in Kansas, now you’ll know why there were people seeking to

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SARGE: Out Of Control

  SARGE: Out Of Control

So; Obama first learned about the Veterans Affairs debacle in the news like everybody else; again. Obama is incompetent to

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SARGE: Parlor Games

  SARGE: Parlor Games

In the old days, pre-1900s, the main way people of means showed their taste and educational development (and thus their

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BEAM: Old-Timers Bring Back Memories

  BEAM: Old-Timers Bring Back Memories

A gathering of former state senators and representatives here Wednesday brought back some personal memories of my first reporting experiences

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TALLEYRAND: Finlandization 2.0

  TALLEYRAND: Finlandization 2.0

During the Cold War (that thing whose calls the White House has been ignoring), the Soviet Union engaged in subtle

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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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