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BEAM: An Elected Education Superintendent? Lousy Idea!

A move is underway in the Legislature to once again elect the state superintendent of education. It’s a bad idea for a number of reasons. Those who support the effort by Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Houma, apparently aren’t aware of why... (Continue reading)

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REPOSTED: Two Suggestions, A Demand And A Promise

Editor’s Note: Reposted in light of today’s event. Originally appeared at the Hayride on Jan. 3. Our story yesterday on the prospective Congressional candidacy of Louisiana’s most famous crooked politician Edwin Edwards got a bit of play in the national... (Continue reading)

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JINDAL: Provocative Weakness

Sixty-nine years after the American president traveled to the Crimean peninsula to capitulate to a Russian strongman, Barack Obama’s weakness is pushing the United States to another generational conflict with Moscow. In exchange for some phony promises of future, multilateral... (Continue reading)

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SARGE: America – Love It Or Leave it

The cultural war conducted in this country, once referred to as The United States of America is being lost. In southern California, because of fears the open display of the American Flag as is often adorned on shirts and such... (Continue reading)

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SARGE: Thanks To Obama, History Will Repeat Itself

The headline read: “Pentagon plans to shrink US Army to pre-WWII level”. It seemed a surreal homage to the past when WWI heroes tried like a son-of-a-gun to forget the horrors of modern warfare as practiced in early 20th century... (Continue reading)

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Jim Beam Fundamentally Misunderstands Modern Conservatism

Readers of this site should understand that its publisher does not necessarily agree with everything its contributors post here. This morning, Jim Beam’s column serves as a perfect example. Carrying a headline “Be careful what you wish for,” it’s a... (Continue reading)

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BEAM: Be Careful What You Wish For

“I just want the government out of my life.” That has become a recurring complaint from conservative radio and TV talk show hosts. Government does overreach, no doubt about it. And the national administration we have now does it much... (Continue reading)

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SARGE: Think Of The Roman Empire

Chris Christie opened a vein and bled himself in hopes his pain will cleanse him of the toxins in his administration. We’ll see how this all pans out on the broader political stage. The curtain will rise and we’ll see... (Continue reading)

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SARGE: The Wolf’s Lair, Revisited

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates levels harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war in a new “tell-all” book; “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War” based on his personal experience of sufferance under... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Edwin’s Desperate Plea For Attention

Prisoner #03128-095 didn’t win several city council, state Senate, congressional, and gubernatorial elections because he was a political dunce. But he does like attention. Hence, we get media commentary about his running for the Sixth Congressional District office despite that... (Continue reading)

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Nobody Cares About David Duke Anymore…

…and yet John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford just put up a piece at LAPolitics.com about some Italian travel restriction issue he’s having, quoting a story in the left-leaning UK newspaper The Independent… An Italian court said Duke, a Holocaust denier... (Continue reading)

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Obamacare Is The Perfect Example Of The Williamson-Whittle Analysis At Work

We’ve been discussing here at the Hayride for a whole year now a concept we first saw forming in a speech given by James Piereson at the American Enterprise Institute last fall, developing in a lot of the videos put... (Continue reading)

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APPEL: The Significance Of Dealey Plaza, 1963

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a seminal event in the history of our country, but not for the reasons that most people believe today. As we celebrate his life on the 50th anniversary of his death, most... (Continue reading)

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BAYHAM: America’s Kennedy Assassination Fixation, 50 Years Later

The other day I received a rather odd email from the NFL with the subject line, “NFL Media Recognizes the 50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Assassination.” The press release detailed several tangential connections between the league and football in... (Continue reading)

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ZELDEN: JFK, The New Orleans Connection And Revisionist History

My parents’ bookshelf has always had an original copy of the official Warren Commission Report for as long as I can remember. My grandfather, Sam “Monk” Zelden, had been friendly with the late Congressman Hale Boggs, a member of the... (Continue reading)

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SARGE: If Lincoln Only Knew…

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing... (Continue reading)

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BAYHAM: Cassidy Far Outpaces Previous GOP Senate Candidates

I’ve been observing politics for many years and never can I recall a candidate being branded in trouble for having $3.4 million on hand a year before an election, yet the assertion that the Cassidy campaign was “stuck in neutral”... (Continue reading)

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SARGE: Crooked As A Broken Dogleg

a·nom·a·ly (n), a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form/ synonyms: abnormality, exception, peculiarity 2.) someone or something that is abnormal or incongruous, or does not fit; 3.) an incongruity or inconsistency In politics the weirdest things are... (Continue reading)

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BEAM: This Shutdown, Compared To 1995

“What caused the government shutdown in 1995?” a friend asked at breakfast Wednesday. I couldn’t remember, although I knew Bill Clinton was president at the time. Thanks to Google, the answers were out there. And there was information that showed... (Continue reading)

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POLK: Coach Paul Dietzel Was A True Champion

Yesterday, I heard the news that Coach Paul Dietzel died at the age of 89 yesterday, and I was rather saddened by it, so I decided to honor him with this post. Football is a big part of Louisiana State... (Continue reading)

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