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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 hectoring of Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, and

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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, occurred for a friend of mine. It was startling and

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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 I have been privileged to lead as president since 2013.

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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 is neither unprecedented nor futile. It turns out that the

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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 Republicans considered weak and unelectable statewide.  While the political wind

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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 more important to the concept of a nation-state than policies

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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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SARGE: Take This New Republic And Shove It

  SARGE: Take This New Republic And Shove It

There’s little chance Jonathan Gruber will fall from the screen as Fox News continues covering this cynical and devastatingly callous

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Our Fundamental Problem Is That We Do Not Have An American President…

  Our Fundamental Problem Is That We Do Not Have An American President…

…and we haven’t had one for six years. This isn’t a partisan statement. As a Republican, I can look at

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Republican Donors Really Ought To Blackball Karl Rove

  Republican Donors Really Ought To Blackball Karl Rove

Eli Lake at the Daily Beast has a piece out which is quite interesting as a follow-up to the New

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FIREWALL: Loch Ness Socialism

  FIREWALL: Loch Ness Socialism

A decent chunk of this story was on display about a month ago in Dallas, when Whittle was one of

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HOLTON: A Couple Of Random Thoughts On Islamic Jihad

  HOLTON: A Couple Of Random Thoughts On Islamic Jihad

1. There are now reports that as many as 800 French Muslims are fighting with the Islamic State. This figure is

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Forget Common Core, Look At What They’re Doing To US History In Schools

  Forget Common Core, Look At What They’re Doing To US History In Schools

While the Common Core State Standards has the attention of the masses, especially in Louisiana at the moment, Advanced Placement

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VIDEO: The True History Of How Vietnam Was Lost

  VIDEO: The True History Of How Vietnam Was Lost

Prager University, which is a fantastic resource for information countervailing the leftist narrative of history and society, put this video

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Scuse Me, But Did That Man Say It Wasn’t His Idea To Pull All The Troops Outta Iraq?

  Scuse Me, But Did That Man Say It Wasn’t His Idea To Pull All The Troops Outta Iraq?

Seems he did. Here he is sayin’ it. Plain as day, he says it was the Iraqis who came up

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FIREWALL: The Murderer In The Kremlin

  FIREWALL: The Murderer In The Kremlin

The foreign policy disasters in Iraq and Gaza are generating larger headlines than the ones Vladimir Putin is putting together

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BAYHAM: For Democrats, The Deluge Is Coming

  BAYHAM: For Democrats, The Deluge Is Coming

What is it about second-term presidents in their sixth year in office? Historically, that’s where things begin to unravel, regardless

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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

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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

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