A very different hayride for Edwards
March 28, 2014 at 11:35 am
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, is traveling a campaign trail that’s dissimilar in many ways from the one he successfully maneuvered last in 1991.

Bernhard making rounds for governor
March 07, 2014 at 9:24 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Jim Bernhard, who engineered the sale The Shaw Group for $3 billion, recently has told several people involved in Democratic politics that he intends to run for governor in 2015. According to three of those sources, Bernhard told them he will be a candidate, while another said Bernhard told him he is “strongly considering” the race.

Race for attorney general has many facets
February 28, 2014 at 10:47 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
Former Congressman Jeff Landry announced Monday that he wants to be Louisiana’s top lawyer and will be challenging incumbent Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in 2015.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day every day
February 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm
By "Deacon G" Gautrau
“A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.” (Frank A. Clark)

Another Super PAC tiptoes into Senate race
February 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

Why should U.S. Sen. David Vitter have all the fun? He shouldn’t, according to the architects of the new Blue Pelican Super PAC that is being built up to support the re-election of senior Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Jindal budget ‘shell game’
February 07, 2014 at 9:10 am
Still scratching my head over where Bobby Jindal found the extra $50 million in state funds to give to higher education in his proposed FY15 budget, but I may have found the source.

Abortion poll sets stage for legislative debates
February 07, 2014 at 9:05 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

After surviving attempts by lawmakers to defund it last year, Planned Parenthood is circulating the results of a November poll that suggest voters’ attitudes about reproductive health and pregnancy in Louisiana do not fit neatly along a pro-life to pro-choice continuum.

I didn’t get to say goodbye
January 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm
By "Deacon G" Gautrau

This morning I woke up dead. I know it because I just read my name in the death notices.

Edwin Edwards polling in 6th congressional race
January 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

Whether or not former Gov. Edwin Edwards is seriously considering running for Congress, some of his allies have commissioned a poll to gauge his strength in the 6th District race this fall.

America’s melting pot or gumbo?
January 24, 2014 at 10:42 am
By "Deacon G" Gautrau

We have a right to honor our heritage, but we have a responsibility to respect each other’s heritage.

Lawsuit on elderly affairs possible against Jindal administration
January 17, 2014 at 10:18 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

A lawmaker from Assumption Parish and a group of senior citizens from south Louisiana say they are working on filing potential litigation against the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal to address a variety of issues related to the Office of Elderly Affairs.

Politics getting heavy in new year
January 17, 2014 at 10:17 am
Unfortunately, the new year of 2014 will become more political as prospective candidates get into action seeking positions in the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives.

New year, new day, new beginning
January 10, 2014 at 9:20 am
"Deacon G" Gautrau

Finally, a new year. We can look back on last year and review just how things turned out. Certainly there were good things and bad things that happened, some over which we had control and others not. Did we go through life allowing things to happen to us or did we make things happen? What will we do this year to affect the outcome? Do we have a plan?

Vitter still mulling decision on governor’s race
January 10, 2014 at 9:17 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

In a recent interview with LaPolitics.com, U.S. Sen. David Vitter said there were no ulterior motives to his December announcement about his possible run for governor. But it was definitely an incomplete declaration and a definitive answer is expected sometime this month.

‘Gold standard’ depends on perspective
January 03, 2014 at 10:32 am
An analysis in Sunday’s Baton Rouge Advocate is headlined: “5 Years later, does Gov. Jindal’s ethics system work?”

Reality of the ranking system
January 03, 2014 at 10:30 am
How much stock do you put in rankings?

Another poll puts Vitter ahead in governor’s race
January 03, 2014 at 10:23 am
In polling both a large field of candidates for governor and a small one, a new statewide survey leaked to LaPolitics.com shows that U.S. Sen. David Vitter holds a small lead over New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne.

Perfect Christmas gift cost nothing
December 20, 2013 at 9:18 am
By “Deacon G” Gautrau

What are we getting for Christmas? What do we really want? What is the best present we could possibly receive? Where will we find that present? What will we give others?

Gators use Davis Pond  Diversion as a fish buffet
Gators use Davis Pond Diversion as a fish buffet
There are big, leathery prehistoric creatures with an intense gaze hanging out at the Davis Pond diversion structure near Ama.

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