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Monday, May 22, 2017
When Dylan Roof murdered nine African-Americans at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S. C., on June 17, 2015, it reignited deep-seated feelings of blacks and civil rights activists on two fronts.
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Monday, April 24, 2017
When Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the Legislature at the beginning of the current session, he pleaded with legislators not to turn Louisiana into another Washington, D.C. He was referring, of course, to the partisan politics playing out on the national stage.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
One can’t help but feel some empathy for Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. It seems that if it were not for bad luck, there would be no luck at all. It is difficult enough to be the lone Democrat in a Red State facing a Legislature in which both houses are controlled by Republicans.
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Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial “Citizens United” decision in 2010 changed the landscape of political spending on elections. It threw out restrictions on spending by independent groups and allowed the creation of Super PACs or so-called Outside Groups.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
The 2016 election is over for the most part with Republican Donald Trump scoring a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote, but lost in the Electoral College. It is reminiscent of the 2000 election between Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
This is a tough column for me to write. My deadline in Nov. 3, and the publication date is Nov. 9. The election is Nov. 8, so by the time you read this, it will be over. We will know who is president as well as the outcome of a U.S. Senate race and U.S. House races, where there will likely be a runoff.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
So Trump flailed his arms about, dropping his wrist in a way that mimicked Kovaleski’s arthrogryposis disability, a chronic joint disease which limits the movement of his arms. Then in a silly voice, Trump said, “Ah, I don’t know what I said! I don’t remember!” But wait.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
Traditionally, after Labor Day is when political campaigns shift into high gear, and this election cycle will be no different. So you can get ready to be bombarded by political ads on your television and radio sets.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Aug. 15, 2016
While his supporters may think he is anti-establishment, not politically correct, and even funny, some comments he has made are no laughing matter. All the while, his campaign and party loyalists spin his dangerous and reckless pronouncements to justify supporting him.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, June 6, 2016
By the time you read this, Louisiana legislators will have concluded their regular session and are in the throes of a special session, the second one called by Democratic John Bel Edwards in an effort to fill massive budget holes left by the two terms of Republican Gov.

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