Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (2-14-14)

Happy St. Valentine’s Day. Just so you’re aware, there’s no chocolate in Hell!” – Red Dreher/The American Conservative

“Hours after a visibly humbled Ray Nagin took his post-conviction perp walk from the federal courthouse, I had the privilege of sitting down with the guy who actually uncovered the steaming pile of dung that became the case of United States of America v. C. Ray Nagin.” – New Orleans Gambit

“A Thibodaux man accused of beheading his son in 2011 was declared not guilty by reason of insanity today.” – WWL-TV

“Louisiana is transitioning to a new driver’s license and identification card that looks much the same; however, it contains features for greater security, protection of privacy and resistance to tampering. The new license has multiple layers of security features, all linked to each other.” – KNOE-TV

“A new leader will take the helm at LSUS nearly two years after the campus lost its chancellor.” – Shreveport Times

Writer Brendan Spiegel spent 36 hours in Baton Rouge, reporting for The New York Times about the “unique appeal” of our fair city’s cultural, musical and culinary attractions. Did he find the best of Baton Rouge?” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“House Retirement Chairman Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell, said he knew something was up when he started noticing recent correspondence coming from retiree associations with not-so-subtle tag lines.” – LAPolitics.com

“Southern University is reaching the climax of a months-long effort to provide documentation of academic progress by its student-athletes to the NCAA in order to lift a ban on postseason play for all Jaguars programs.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Lawmakers, activists and lobbyists appear to be gearing up for a legislative fight over expansion of the Medicaid program in Louisiana.” – NOLA.com

“Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) new powers as chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee could end up being a double-edged sword for her already-difficult reelection chances.” – The Hill

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