The Low Popahirum, May 30, 2016


On paper, they make up the most formidable Libertarian ticket ever. But they still need to make the leap to seriousness.” – Politico

Top Donald Trump aide Corey Lewandowski on Sunday defended Trump’s recent criticism of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a fellow Republican, and deflected a host of other complaints about Trump’s presidential campaign, saying the real issues are jobs and the economy.” – Fox News

“Since Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, several national polls have shown him narrowing the gap with his likely opponent, Hillary Clinton, or even leading.” – NY Times

“Paul Manafort, an aide to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, said Sunday that former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was ‘jealous’ of Trump’s success.” – Talking Points Memo

This week we learned that, for the first time in 130 years, more young adults ages 18-34 are living with their parents than in any other arrangement. We also learned (or were reminded) that students at Oberlin, one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, are wee wailing babies who are having the all-day equivalent of night terrors. You can hardly speak to them without using “magic circles” to soothe them.” – NY Times

“The leafy green is tough, bitter, and completely unsuited for salads, brownies, pizza and most else. It’s the triumph of cool over taste.” – The Daily Beast

It’s easy to make fun of Millennials. They’ve been labeled spoiled, entitled, and lazy, and the fact that so many of them—nearly one in three, according to a recent Pew Research Center report—live at home with their parents only fuels the portrayal of the generation as a bunch of bratty kids.” – The Atlantic

Its wings beating against a gathering breeze, the eagle moves gracefully through a cloudy sky, then swoops, talons outstretched, on its prey below.” – NY Times

Can a robot help Germany integrate its influx of migrants? A new research project thinks the answer might be yes.” – NBC News

“‘Fox News Sunday’ anchor Chris Wallace pushed back forcefully when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) compared Hillary Clinton’s use of private email to that of former Secretary of State Colin Powell.” – The Blaze


Gov. John Bel Edwards has officially called his second special session on taxes, aimed at bailing out the budget, to begin June 6 and run for less than three weeks.” –

The Tulane baseball team’s chance to host a regional ended when Houston eliminated it from the American Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday morning, but the Green Wave still likely won’t leave Louisiana.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“Six years after the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, Summit Entertainment is making a movie about the ordeal. The explosion resulted in 11 deaths and caused devastation all along the Gulf Coast after oil spewed into the Gulf for 87 days.” –

Five Republican senators are calling on U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to drop any investigations into private entities’ views on climate change, a probe that the Department of Justice has not acknowledged is ongoing.” –

“The LSU Hall of Fame Committee has unanimously approved the retirement of the jersey of all-America second baseman Todd Walker.” –

Those working in concert with Gov. John Bel Edwards on the possibility of a second special session say two options are on the table, including a start time of the evening of June 6, just moments after the ongoing regular session adjourns at 6 p.m.” –

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration released its predictions Friday morning for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season.” –

Dozens of hospital and health department officials on Thursday gathered to kick off the Southwest Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Coalition, a group that is preparing for the rollout of Medicaid expansion statewide.” – American Press

“Thibodaux Police arrested a pregnant woman for having a sexual relationship with a juvenile.” –

Two armed men robbed someone who thought he was having an encounter with a person he met on social media, according to an initial New Orleans police report.” –



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