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Why We Urge ‘No’ Vote On Five Tax Proposals

On Tuesday night, the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish met to discuss the five tax proposals on the Dec. 10 election ballot. Four of the propositions would impose new local property taxes and hereby increase existing taxes  by more than $660 million. A fifth proposal would renew the 1/2-cent […]

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City of Central Has Never Shined More Brightly

Despite the greatest tragedy in the history of Central, the people of this community have survived.  Many thousands have lost their homes and even now are without a permanent dwelling. Most of the losses were uninsured and will not be reimbursed by anyone. Yet, the people of this community have demonstrated an indominable spirit.  They […]

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Sen. Jeff Sessions Would Be Excellent for VP

People Are Wondering who Donald Trump will choose for Vice President. Sen. Jeff Sessions would be a great choice. First, let me discuss two myths that are widely believed. •Myth No. 1 – If we nominate so-and-so, we will carry a certain state. The usual suspect this time is John Kasich. If we just nominate […]

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The Key to Victory in November Is the Swing States

The Key to Victory in November Is the Swing States

“We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism.  The nation state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony.  I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down.  Under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our […]

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The House of Delusions Is Cheap to Build, But Drafty to Live in and Ready at Any Instant to Fall

The House of Delusions Is Cheap to Build, But Drafty to Live in and Ready at Any Instant to Fall

“The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in, and ready at any instant to fall.” — A. E. Housman If we are going to learn from the recent election and not repeat our mistakes in the future, we have to be honest with ourselves and not blindly repeat our own […]

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Proposition Will Give Central Share of Funds From Industry

East Baton Rouge Parish voters will face a proposition on the Nov. 21 election ballot to amend a section of the City Parish Plan of Government. While the ballot language is a bit confusing, the actual change in law is small and completely justified. The area of the parish north of Chippewa and west of […]

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Two Races That Really Matter Nov. 21

Two Races That Really Matter Nov. 21

Two races that could be very close in the election on Saturday, Nov. 21 are Louisiana’s Attorney General and here in the Florida Parishes, the Louisiana Board of Elementary or Secondary Education, or BESE. Because the races could be close, your vote is particularly important. Here’s our take on the two races: Attorney General — […]

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Two Races That Really Matter This Saturday

Two Races That Really Matter This Saturday

BY WOODY JENKINS, Editor, Capital City News BATON ROUGE — Two races that could be very close in the election on Saturday, Nov. 21 are Louisiana’s Attorney General and here in the Florida Parishes, the Louisiana Board of Elementary or Secondary Education, or BESE. Because the races could be close, your vote is particularly important. […]

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Reign of the Cynics

Reign of the Cynics

As a sophomore at Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, I listened to our principal, Little Fuzzie Brown, on the loudspeaker in the morning and at our school assemblies.  He told us, “You attend the greatest school in this state, and you have the responsibility of keeping it that way.  You have to take the […]

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Buddy Caldwell Has Solid Conservative Record

Buddy Caldwell Has Solid Conservative Record

In 2011, Ed Gillespie, then the chairman of the Republican National Committee approached Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and asked him to switch from Democrat to Republican.  Gillespie told Caldwell that their research indicated that he was one of the most conservative Attorneys General in the United States — far more conservative than the average […]

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