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I intended to limit my “You Might be a Trumpster” takeoff on Jeff Foxworthy’s You Might be a Redneck, but the suggestions started piling up in my inbox, so I was sorta kinda forced into Volume II: If you graduated from the Wharton School of Finance in 1968 and claim that you studied the Laffer […]
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Louisiana Voice by Tomaswell - 6d ago

Faith leaders and anti-abortion groups are ramping up their efforts to reelect President Trump, rewarding a president who has become an unlikely hero of the Christian right because of his commitment to socially conservative causes. The Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC) will spend tens of millions of dollars on a voter mobilization effort that aims to […]
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A friend forwarded an email to me the other day. It said the following: Ronald Reagan is remembered for saying, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Taking the thought a bit further: Teddy Roosevelt: “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Franklin Roosevelt: “We have nothing to fear but […]
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If you like to get away from the stress-inducing news of the day (and who doesn’t like to do that these days?), there’s a very good book by a retired Ruston pathologist that I would recommend very highly. Shadowshine: An Animal Adventure (Guernica World Editions, Toronto, 2019), is a novel by Dr. Johnny Armstrong (whom, […]
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The news release by last September said that former Gov. Bobby Jindal had been appointed to the board of directors of by Wellcare Health Plans, Inc., of Tampa, Florida. Yawn. Ho-hum. Has LouisianaVoice become so desperate for stories that it resurrects a nine-month-old news release? Well, things have been a little slow of late. Even […]
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When Ivor van Heerden had the temerity to criticize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following the failure of the levees during Hurricane Katrina, LSU was both quick in its decision to can him. Van Heerden’s observations, whether accurate or not (they were), was placing LSU’s quest for federal funding in jeopardy, so he had […]
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He showed up on his first day on the job at the Louisiana Office of Risk Management in March 1997, moving over from another state agency. I had been working at ORM for a little over six years. He was assigned to a different section than the one in which I worked, but we formed […]
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Without getting into an overall critique of the Trump administration (I am already on record as to my feelings about him, so no need to repeat myself), I nevertheless feel compelled to address an issue that has arisen in recent days. The Trump Justice Department, at his direction, is exploring the possibility of PARDONING military […]
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When the State of Louisiana VOIDED A FLOOD-RECOVERY CONTRACT with Hunt Guillot and Associates (HGA) earlier this month because of a conflict of interest, it wasn’t the Ruston firm’s first brush with state ethics laws. Paula Tregre, the state’s chief procurement officer whose office oversees the bid review process, voided the $10 million federal-funded contract […]
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State Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) has been kind enough to offer LouisianaVoice a clarification of Monday’s STORY about House Bill 346 which would have given civil service fire and police personnel the right to actively participate in and contribute to political campaigns to the exclusion of all other civil service personnel. While Seabaugh was in […]
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