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    John Bel Edwards And Bob Mann Are Fighting

John Bel Edwards And Bob Mann Are Fighting

State Rep. John Bel Edwards (D-Amite) and Times Picayune/NOLA.com liberal Columnist Bob Mann are in a bit of a fight over who voters should vote for in the state’s gubernatorial

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    THE STUPID PARADE: This Week’s Worst Louisiana College Newspaper Editorials

THE STUPID PARADE: This Week’s Worst Louisiana College Newspaper Editorials

Welcome to The Hayride’s second installment of the weekly roundup of the dumbest editorials in Louisiana’s college newspapers. Here we will bring you the worst examples of what gets published

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    That LSU Bond Deal That Was Cancelled Last Week Is Looking More And More Shady

That LSU Bond Deal That Was Cancelled Last Week Is Looking More And More Shady

The fallout continues over the LSU bond deal that was pulled last week after LSU President F. King Alexander irresponsibly threatened exigency. Brian Chappatta of Bloomberg has done outstanding reporting

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    UPDATED: Tell Me Again Why F. King Alexander Hasn’t Been Fired Yet By LSU

UPDATED: Tell Me Again Why F. King Alexander Hasn’t Been Fired Yet By LSU

See update at the bottom of the post to see how F. King Alexander may have placed LSU in danger of an SEC investigation as well. Yesterday, we called for the

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    LSU Board of Supervisors Needs To Fire F. King Alexander For Threatening Bankruptcy

LSU Board of Supervisors Needs To Fire F. King Alexander For Threatening Bankruptcy

Yesterday, LSU President F. King Alexander warned that if the Louisiana Legislature went through with budget cuts; the university would be forced to file “academic bankruptcy.” Essentially, Alexander threatened layoffs

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    SADOW: Alexander’s Exigency Gambit Shouldn’t Force Anyone’s Budgetary Hand

SADOW: Alexander’s Exigency Gambit Shouldn’t Force Anyone’s Budgetary Hand

Even as the announcement serves as a scare tactic, the possibility that the Louisiana State University System and perhaps others higher education systems or institutions in the state could declare

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Why Is LSU’s Student ‘Tiger TV’ Pretending That Hillary Clinton Is A Social Media Pioneer?

  Why Is LSU’s Student ‘Tiger TV’ Pretending That Hillary Clinton Is A Social Media Pioneer?

Apparently, 2016 presidential-hopeful Hillary Clinton is a social media guru. At least that is the narrative Louisiana State University’s (LSU) student

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Louisiana Residents Seem To Be More Libertarian Than Ever

  Louisiana Residents Seem To Be More Libertarian Than Ever

Are Louisiana residents becoming more and more libertarian? New research sure helps paint that picture. Same-sex marriage and recreational use

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Bob Mann Goes After Rolfe McCollister, But Doesn’t Have The Numbers On His Side

  Bob Mann Goes After Rolfe McCollister, But Doesn’t Have The Numbers On His Side

At NOLA.com just this afternoon is one of the more dishonest and ridiculous abuses of a newspaper’s editorial space you’ll

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Here’s Something Else For The Grambling And Southern Defenders To Chew On…

  Here’s Something Else For The Grambling And Southern Defenders To Chew On…

Anybody want to see the six-year graduation rates for Louisiana’s public four-year colleges by race? Here’s a chart including the

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Since We’re On The Topic Of Reorganizing Higher Education, Please Allow Me To Pitch In…

  Since We’re On The Topic Of Reorganizing Higher Education, Please Allow Me To Pitch In…

Kevin Boyd’s been doing great work tackling a subject which is something of a third rail in Louisiana politics; namely,

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If Any Leges Sign This Pledge, Run Them Right Out Of Office In November

  If Any Leges Sign This Pledge, Run Them Right Out Of Office In November

The professors at Louisiana’s public colleges are circulating what they’re selling as a counter to the Americans for Tax Reform

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HUH? The LSU Study That Claims Taxpayers Want Budget Cuts While Increasing Higher Education Spending

  HUH? The LSU Study That Claims Taxpayers Want Budget Cuts While Increasing Higher Education Spending

Louisiana taxpayers want to solve the state’s budget crisis with a variety of spending cuts and tax increases, while additionally

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SADOW: We Need Higher Ed Reform Before Putting Any More Tax Money Into It

  SADOW: We Need Higher Ed Reform Before Putting Any More Tax Money Into It

Understanding the policy debate concerning higher education funding in Louisiana means realizing that it leaders say one thing when in

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Stephen Moret Taking The LSU Foundation Job Indicates Louisiana’s Big-Game Hunting Days Are Ending

  Stephen Moret Taking The LSU Foundation Job Indicates Louisiana’s Big-Game Hunting Days Are Ending

I’ve never been a huge fan of the “economic development” trend of the past decade in which governments hire highly-paid

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UPDATED: James Carville Doth Protest Too Much

  UPDATED: James Carville Doth Protest Too Much

UPDATE: And here’s Carville’s “apology” following the stir he caused… Since the publication of my Letter to the Editor  yesterday, I

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SADOW: Privatizing State Colleges Probably Won’t Work Without Major Structural Change

  SADOW: Privatizing State Colleges Probably Won’t Work Without Major Structural Change

Over four years ago this space conjectured about the privatization of Louisiana State University. Now that it seems that some

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LSU Student Newspaper Writer: ‘Fox News Is Partly Why America Is Hated’

  LSU Student Newspaper Writer: ‘Fox News Is Partly Why America Is Hated’

Fox News is apparently part of the problem that other nations supposedly have with the United States, according to Louisiana

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LSU’s Athletic Department Succumbs To Stupid Symbolic Thinking

  LSU’s Athletic Department Succumbs To Stupid Symbolic Thinking

It appears the latest manifestation of the athletic “arms race” among NCAA schools, and SEC schools in particular, is the

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