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re: Update: RACE CALLED FOR PERDUE --93% reporting, Perdue 50.7%, Kingston 49.3% - lsuprof
The two latest polls have Nunn up by 6 and 8 points. However, I am not too worried. This is Nunn's lead at the end of a very contentious primary between Perdue and Kingston. Once the nominee has been selected--and it looks like Perdue is up by a small margin--the Republican nominee can turn his atte...


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re: Elizabeth Warren's 11 Commandments of Progressivism - lsuprof
Of course, most of these commandments are ridiculous. If she believes in science, as she purports to in Commandment #2, she wouldn't be advocating these policies as a means of creating a sustainable society. The thing that gets me about this is the last item,in which she characterizes the philos...


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re: Didn't like the Hobby Lobby decision? Look at the follow up decisions - lsuprof
This decision was not on the merits of the case. All of the hyperventilation is for naught: [link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/supreme-court-birth-control-wheaton-college-108567.html)]LINK[/link] The original story upon which this post was based was so politicized that it left out th...


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Landrieu strikes out with Obama on Keystone - lsuprof
[link=(http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2014/07/02/landrieu-strikes-out-obama-reid-keystone-pipeline)]LINK[/link] It appears that Senator Landrieu's influence with the president on the Keystone pipeline is not all that it is cracked up to be. ...


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re: Men only have to pay, like $5 for birth control but women have to pay $200/month - lsuprof
[link=(http://theweek.com/article/index/225451/the-cost-of-birth-control-by-the-numbers)]LINK[/link] Here is information about the costs of various forms of birth control....


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Explanation for weak recovery--redistribution did it - lsuprof
[link=(http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:online.wsj.com/articles/casey-mulligan-a-recovery-stymied-by-redistribution-1404075655)]LINK[/link] Very interesting article by a prominent University of Chicago economist. Kinda hits the nail on the head.......


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re: Article- 86% off strident conservatives think the poor "have it easy" in America - lsuprof
The problem here is with the question wording by the Pew Research Center. I got on the Pew web page and took their survey, which is comprised of a series of paired statements that leave little room for a nuanced middle ground. What Pew needed to do was to give survey respondents a range of choices. ...


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re: Less than 10% of births are out of wedlock!!! - lsuprof
I have not read the book but certainly intend to. My initial reaction to reading the description of the book is that the authors have the causal direction wrong. It is not that inequality that has caused changes in family structure, but rather that changes in family structure have had serious effect...


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re: Is this the most lawless administration? - lsuprof
The Nixon administration was pretty lawless, but at least there was a mainstream press that investigated and was able to uncover and publicize that lawlessness. The Obama administration is at least as lawless, but the difference is that the mainstream press is comprised of individuals who for the mo...


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Kevin Gausman pitching well - lsuprof
I see that Kevin Gausman had his third straight strong start for the Baltimore Orioles today. He has won his last three starts, allowing only two earned runs in 19 innings. Today he threw six innings of five-hit shutout ball. Overall he is 3-1 with a 2.74 ERA....


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re: What is your opinion on the Redskins nickname situation? - lsuprof
The name should stay....


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re: So. Who will be the next House Majority Leader? - lsuprof
[quote]They leap frogged Kathy Mc Morris Rodgers, over more senior and conservative candidates. Don't be surprised if they do it again. #WarOnWomen BS[/quote] I think that this is a very plausible potential outcome. Republicans have made a major effort to look for high-quality women congr...


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re: Eric Cantor loses GOP primary - lsuprof
I am stunned, but very pleased, by this turn of events. Cantor never struck me as a heavy-weight, and I always had a sense that he was somewhat of an opportunist and was arrogant beyond his abilities. His recent comments about immigration conveyed an unnecessary "hurry up" approach that got him in t...


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re: If UH wins, we're the home team. If SLU wins, we're the visitors - lsuprof
Can anyone tell me what the rule is here? The determination of which team is the home team seems so convoluted, but I can't figure out what the rule is....


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re: MSNBC's Harris-Perry: The NBA is precisely like slavery - lsuprof
Making a ton of money? Check. For someone to make the claim that the NBA is like slavery is terribly disrespectful to the millions of American slaves who had to endure the worst conditions and maltreatment of the slavery era. I would love to hear MHP tell slaves from the pre-Civil War era that t...


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re: MSNBC's Harris-Perry: The NBA is precisely like slavery - lsuprof
“Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” George Orwell ...


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re: Father of slain UCSB student blames politicians and NRA - lsuprof
This is not atypical for the family members of a person killed by a gun to blame the NRA or gun owners or the lack of gun control, and so one must take what they say with a grain of salt. In these cases the best thing to do is to recognize the unbelievable loss that they are experiencing and that it...


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Mary Landrieu signs letter protesting Redskins name - lsuprof
[link=(http://www.changethemascot.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/letter-to-commissioner-goodell-on-washington.pdf)]LINK[/link] This is the kind of action that reveals Landrieu's true political colors and contradicts her efforts to create the false image that she is a "moderate." She is fully ensc...


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re: Rep. John Conyers fails to qualify for ballot update page 2 - lsuprof
Note that a federal judge has just issued an injunction mandating that Conyers name be added to the ballot. Note further that the federal judge who issued the decision is an Obama appointee who was filibustered, but cloture was invoked under the relaxed rules Democrats imposed on the Senate. He woul...


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re: Apple TV, Amazon TV, Android Tv . . . got a couple of questions - lsuprof
I just purchased Google Chromecast this afternoon for $35--much less expensive than Apple TV, etc. I just want to be able to watch LSU baseball on Geaux Zone or stream a movie from my IPad or PC to my television, and it looks like Chromecast works perfectly well in doing that. ...


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re: A scholarly work from the Stately Oaks at LSU.... - lsuprof
I hate it when students posting ridiculous editorials--in which the Reveille editorialists specialize--also identify their majors and by so doing cast aspersions on the many other students in those majors whose powers of analytical thinking and good judgment far surpass those of the editorialist. I ...


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re: Sen. Landrieu: "Being sanctioned by President Putin is a badge of honor" - lsuprof
Actually, what would be a badge of honor would be if Landrieu were sanctioned by President Obama for not supporting his policy agenda. Oh, wait! She is a mouthpiece for the Administration and has supported just about everything on his policy agenda, including (and especially) Obamacare. No badge of...


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re: Would You Vote For Jeb Bush If He Were The 2016 Nominee? - lsuprof
Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes! Why? To save the country from ruin. Because it would mean that he is the candidate running against the Democratic candidate, probably HRC....


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re: Samuel Adams- The Gheys or the Irish - lsuprof
Every one has a right to do what they want. The organizers of the parade have a right to exclude any political message that they want to from the parade. Sam Adams has a right to pull out of their sponsorship of the parade. Bars have a right not to serve Sam Adams. Patrons have a right not to freque...


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re: LSU baseball stats - lsuprof
Bonjourno--Thanks so much for the link....


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LSU baseball stats - lsuprof
Does anyone know where I can find LSU season baseball statistics that are updated after every game? I went to the LSU baseball page on LSUSports.net but cannot find any information on team and individual batting and pitching statistics. Please accept apologies in advance if I have overlooked it. ...


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re: Rutgers students protest Condi Rice as commencement speaker - lsuprof
From a response to the following story [link=(http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/03/03/faculty-council-wants-rutgers-rescind-commencement-invitation-condoleezza-rice)]LINK[/link] [quote]In the Chronicle for Higher Education today there is a major story about the decline in state support f...


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re: Senate blocks Obama nominee for DOJ - lsuprof
[link=(http://www.fop.net/publications/archives/letters/2014_0106.pdf)]LINK[/link] Here is a link to the Fraternal Order of Police letter opposing this nomination....


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re: Senate blocks Obama nominee for DOJ - lsuprof
[quote]Bob Casey Pennsylvania Harry Reid Nevada Joe Manchin West Virginia Mark Pryor Arkansas Heidi Heitkamp North Dakota Joe Donnelly Indiana John Walsh Montana Chris Coons Delaware [/quote] It is incredible that Mary Landrieu voted for this nominee, particularly since these seven ...


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re: La HB 503 - declares official state book - lsuprof
I am as sympathetic as anyone to state facilitation of religion, but this crosses the line from facilitation to outright support for a specific religious doctrine. I can't imagine that this will pass constitutional muster....


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