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Jim Brown

In Louisiana, just tell them I lied

There seems to be a wealth of fabricators at the state capitol in Baton Rouge. Gov. John Bel Edwards is accusing U.S. Sen. John Kennedy of making “untruthful comments” on the early release of state prisoners. Kennedy has countered back calling out the governor for “bending the truth.” Two state senators physically squared off against each other in a local bar. And both Democrat and Republican legislators have accused each other of “hiding the truth” as to just whose at fault over the state’s perilous financial condition.

A danger to American democracy

Let’s be frank. Congressional incumbents seeking re-election have a distinct advantage over their opponents. One of those advantages is the congressional franking privilege.
For those far enough away from high school civics class to remember, franking allows members of Congress to transmit mail under their signature without paying postage. Franking legislation has a long history, dating back to the First Continental Congress in 1775.

Jim Brown

Call out the National Guard

The Queen City of the South is under siege. No, not from hurricanes. This time, the siege is from within. New Orleans is known as the city that care forgot. But it’s been hard to let the good times roll in the Big Easy when the dice keep coming up snake eyes.

Michael Reagan

Tweet presidentially, Mr. Trump

Trump is still being Trump.
Whether he’s holding his stand-up political rallies in Wilkes-Barre or Ohio, or delivering his incendiary early morning tweet storms, he’s not going to change his wild and crazy ways.
He’s been doing a lot of great stuff in Washington, but if he wants to stay there he’d better be careful.
The raw party numbers are against him.
Last time around, in 2016, the Democrats had a deplorable candidate — Hillary Clinton — who lots of Democrats didn’t like, either, and therefore didn’t show up to vote for at the polls.

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