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VITTER COULD USE A LIGHT TOUCH

VITTER COULD USE A LIGHT TOUCH

John Maginnis March 5, 2014 0

Jimmy Kimmel Live regularly features its “Mean Tweets,” in which celebrities, from Katy Perry to Larry King, read some awful things tweeted about them. A couple of weeks ago, in a segment on Congress,

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TEAM JINDAL MEETS JOE FRIDAY

TEAM JINDAL MEETS JOE FRIDAY

John Maginnis February 7, 2014 0

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols must have known what would come next when she announced a $4.2 million state contract with an out-of-state consulting firm to come up with recommendations of how to reduce

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ADVICE FOR PRE-CANDIDATE VITTER

ADVICE FOR PRE-CANDIDATE VITTER

John Maginnis January 8, 2014 0

The rest of us may be out enjoying the holidays, but the family of Sen. David Vitter will be deep in reflection and prayer over whether or not Dad should run for governor. Oh,

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GREEN ARMIES: THE COMING CLASH

GREEN ARMIES: THE COMING CLASH

John Maginnis December 21, 2013 0

John Barry and Russel Honoré are major celebrities in the state, with their fame established in connection to historic floods. Now the author and the retired Army lieutenant general (who is also a published

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DISTRICTS LOOK FUNNY

DISTRICTS LOOK FUNNY

John Maginnis December 4, 2013 0

This just in: Louisiana congressional districts look funny. According to a new study by a “geospatial” software company, Louisiana’s congressional districts are among the least “compact” in the country. The underlying notion is that

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MUST-MISS TV: EDWIN PLAYS ALONG

MUST-MISS TV: EDWIN PLAYS ALONG

John Maginnis November 20, 2013 0

When the previews of The Governor’s Wife first aired, my response was that it would be both unwatchable and unmissable, much like a train wreck. It was that way in viewing its debut on

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Jindalcare And Obamacare

Jindalcare And Obamacare

John Maginnis September 19, 2013 0

It should be clear by now that, regardless of criticism and public opinion, Gov. Bobby Jindal is not going to change his mind about opting out of the expansion of Medicaid and not setting

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Dem Danger: Lack Of Candidates

Dem Danger: Lack Of Candidates

John Maginnis August 15, 2013 0

Low-key and soft-spoken U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, who just announced he will not seek re-election, never stuck out in many ways, which contributed to his success in politics. Yet he gained a curious

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Louisiana Not Business-Friendly To All

Louisiana Not Business-Friendly To All

John Maginnis August 1, 2013 0

Every month, there’s a new ranking showing Louisiana among the most business-friendly states in the Union. That’s backed up almost weekly by press conferences in which Gov. Bobby Jindal stands next to company executives

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Senate Race Busier Than Senate

Senate Race Busier Than Senate

John Maginnis July 18, 2013 0

From the time congressional Republicans first targeted Sen. Mary Landrieu as the key to that party’s takeover of the Senate, their strategy has been to frame the 2014 election around major national issues on

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