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TRUMP OF THE WILL: Is the Republican Nominee the Man in the Munich Beer Hall? 

            “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

                        –George Santayana

I quote this hackneyed aphorism only to tear it down. The problem, I would tell Santayana if we were to hash things out over a Starbucks coffee, is that the past never repeats itself in recognizable form. 534 more words

Politics

WHO KILLED HUEY LONG

This will appear in the Bernice Banner, Bernice Louisiana the week of 7/10/2015.

Huey Long was a very controversial individual. Some called him a demagogue while other thought of him as a savior that would bring America out of the Great Depression. 624 more words

SHOTS HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD

June 5th in history:

Only two U.S. Senators have been assassinated while in office.  One was Huey Long of Louisiana.  The other was Robert F. Kennedy, shot on June 5th, 1968, just moments after giving a victory speech at a Los Angeles hotel on the night he won the California presidential primary. 164 more words

Today In History

"The Thing That Launched Trump's Campaign": Birtherism; Trump’s Original Sin And The Media’s Latest One

Next time you watch the news, do me a favor. Take a look at the reporters’ arms. Do they seem tired to you? Overworked? They have to be a little sore at least. 1,013 more words

Republicans

Jindal hospital privatization plans just won't go away; Baton Rouge attorney files appeal of Huey P. Long Hospital closure

There’re few feelings worse than a hangover and when the hangover contains remnants of the eight-year drunjeb privatization binge of the Bobby Jindal administration, the pain is particularly excruciating. 563 more words

Governor's Office

A LIFETIME OF HISTORY - #3

Last week we continued a journey through a growth period of our great nation as it would have appeared during the lifetime of one individual.  We began the journey and are now at a growth point in the country where we began looking inward at our moral conscience.  802 more words

Proud Flesh ('All the King's Men') (12/16/01)

When All the King’s Men was published in 1946, it won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The 1949 movie version, directed by Robert Rossen, starring Broderick Crawford, won the Academy Award for best picture. 1,929 more words

Greil Marcus