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Bob Mann has separated the wheat from the chaff in this year's governor's race by invoking a single word: poverty

Folks, if you don’t read anything else today, please read Bob Mann’s post. It should strike a chord with every person in Louisiana who struggles to make his or life a little better. 229 more words

Governor's Office

Sept 8 (Pt 3): Debuts, Kingfish and Pepper

Sept 8 (Pt 3):  Debuts, Kingfish and Pepper

Today is a day of debuts and beginnings from the Pledge of Allegiance, Miss America, Star Trek and the Kennedy Center to the Siege of Leningrad.   550 more words


this day in crime history: september 8, 1935

On the day in 1935, Senator Huey “The Kingfish” Long was shot in the Louisiana State Capitol.  He died two days later of complications from the wound. 159 more words

True Crime

Why The Donald?

There’s not much that conservative and progressive intellectuals can agree on. But one thing unites thinkers across the culture-war divide these days: Why do so many people like Donald Trump? 384 more words

In The News

The Social Security Act Turns Eighty Today: A Wolfsonian-FIU Library Reflection

Today marks the eightieth anniversary of the signing by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935. To mark the occasion, today’s blog post will consider the origins and history of that federal program that has benefited many millions of Americans over the span of eight decades. 1,156 more words

Great Depression

The New Populists

People want to get the money out of politics. A lot of them do, anyway, and that’s the appeal of some of these presidential candidates we’re seeing. 1,211 more words


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

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