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Danny Tyree

Sock it to me: ‘Laugh-In’ turns 50

Am I excited about the upcoming (January 22) 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking NBC comedy-variety series “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”?
You bet your sweet bippy!
Stars such as Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Lily Tomlin, Judy Carne, Goldie Hawn and Jo Anne Worley made “Laugh-In” America’s #1 show for two of its six seasons.

Tom Purcell

Frigid winter SAD for anti-Trumpers

Boy, it’s cold across America.
It’s so cold, politicians are picking their own pockets, people are flocking inside the U.S. Capitol just for the hot air, and the outlook for anti-Trumpers has been downgraded from miserable and bewildered to hopelessly depressed.
Here’s one reason anti-Trumpers are especially down this winter: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Steve Gardes

Fiscal cliff: The elephant in the room

EDITORS NOTE: This is the second of a series of articles on the Fiscal Cliff crisis facing Louisiana today.
Louisiana is facing a $1 billion fiscal cliff this July, and our political leaders have yet to provide a solution.
However, the elephant in the room is Medicaid as its cost to the state has increased $1.7 billion per year over the last nine years, and is the main driver of our budgetary problems today. Even more alarming, recent studies indicate that it may increase another $2.7 billion over the next 10 years to over $6 billion per year.
Consider the following:

Jim Brown

The rise and fall of LSU

There has been a lot of bad news out of LSU, Louisiana’s flagship university in recent weeks, and not just on the football field where the Tigers have completed a mediocre season, even though they have the highest salaried group of coaches in the nation.
Campus shortcomings have raised a number of troubling questions about poor administrative decisions being made.

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