Politics

September 28, 2018 - 9:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 million people watched Thursday’s gripping testimony by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in the 1980s, Christine Blasey Ford, on six television networks. Meanwhile, the political standoff...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
September 19, 2018 - 3:46 pm
There are TWO big issues sweeping the country. First you have the Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford conflict. Then there’s the Bert and Ernie issue. Please allow me to address the latter first. THEY’RE PUPPETS PEOPLE. AMALGAMS OF TERRY CLOTH AND COTTON. THEY’RE INANIMATE. THEY CAN NEITHER THINK NOR BREATHE...
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Scoot
September 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
When a female superstar announces that she is headlining a voter registration rally to encourage people to register to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections, the initial impression might be that it is a liberal celebrity trying to get new voters to defeat Republicans at the polls in November. But...
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Scoot
September 11, 2018 - 12:34 pm
Today is September 11 – more infamously known to America and the world as 9/11. Seventeen years ago today, Americans were frantically attempting to mentally and emotionally deal with the unbelievable reality that America was attacked on our soil. The last time America was attacked on its own soil...
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Scoot
September 10, 2018 - 12:26 pm
The city of Kenner, LA, a suburb of New Orleans, has entered the controversy over Nike selecting Colin Kaepernick as the face of the new “Just Do It!” campaign. Mayor Ben Zahn, III sent out a memo last Wednesday, which went viral on social media over the weekend, stating: “Under no circumstances...
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USA Today Sports
Newell Normand
September 07, 2018 - 7:12 pm
Nike and Colin Kaepernick are starting an ad campaign for the NFL season. The slogan is “Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything.” Now, that's a nice, catchy phrase...but what does that mean, exactly? Here are some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES: Colin Kaepernick, in my view,...
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Scoot
August 30, 2018 - 11:01 am
A billboard bashing President Donald Trump outside of Union Township, NJ, which is 12 miles west of New York City, reads: “Our Leader The Idiot!” A New York activist is paying for the billboard to promote his documentary film. Protected by the First Amendment, the billboard is controversial because...
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Scoot
August 27, 2018 - 11:00 am
Reaction to the passing of Senator John McCain confirmed the depth of America’s great political divide. Death has a way to bringing people together by inviting a reflection of the good side of a person. In death, there is often the tendency to think more about the good a person contributed than the...
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August 23, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Newell Normand talked with New Orleans City Councilmember Joe Giarrusso about the recent turmoil that involved SWB executives getting sizable pay raises…then Mayor LaToya Cantrell removing those top execs. Check out some of Newell’s HOT TAKES : There was obviously a breakdown in communication. The...
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