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November 23rd

Po-Boy Fest

Oak St, 10a.m.-6p.m.

New Orleans 8th Annual festival dedicated to dressed sandwiches on french bread

 

CHURCH

Dragon’s Den, 10p.m. (Upstairs)

The den’s Sunday get down featuring J. PHLIP + MONTY LUKE “EVERYBODY ON THE FLOOR” TOUR”

 

Puddle of Mudd

Southport Music Hall, 8p.m.

Rock out to post-grunge rockers + Black Magnolia on the Riverbend

 

NOLA Comedy Hour

Hi-Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Comedians and friends from The New Movement

Op-Ed: Pray, Don't Tell

Jindal Consulting Providence Before a Presidential Run



Don’t look now, but God is working overtime in Louisiana.

The Saints are looking increasingly incapable of producing a late-season miracle and the Pope confirmed that he’s coming to America in the near future. So consider yourself absolved of all sin if you missed the OTHER theological news of the past few days. Bobby Jindal transitioned from rejecting a run for the presidency to “mulling it over" about a year ago. Now he has reached DefCon 2; he's officially “praying on it.”


Candid State? Jindal Slams Obama Foreign Policy at AEI Speech (Text)


Bobby J has not officially declared a run for President, but da Gov’ sure looks like a candidate. Jindal has made a political pilgrimage to Iowa recently, and on Monday (10.6) he tried to establish some foreign policies bonafides in an address to the conservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute. 


Abortion Tug of War

Judge Issues Injunction, States Across the 5th Grapple With New Restrictions



Federal Judge John deGravelle of Baton Rouge issued a temporary injunction on Monday (9.1), limiting full enforcement of Louisiana's Unsafe Abortion Act. Enforcement of the law could result in the abrupt closure of abortion clinics across the state. While Louisiana doctors must continue to seek hospital admitting privileges, similar laws have been struck down in Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas. The struggle over abortion rights in the Gulf South is nowhere near over.


Child of the Corn: Jindal Hits Iowa


Time to put an ethanol engine on your airboat and corn in your gumbo. The 2016 election is approaching, and Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal is spending a lot of time in Iowa, the early caucusing heart of the cornbelt. This weeked, the 'Gov was looking like a candidate kissing babies at the Iowa State Fair, fielding questions at meet n' greets, and preaching to the faithful at an evangelical conference in Ames.


Jindal Calls Common Core a Federal Takeover in New Filing


Bobby Jindal is going national with his lawsuit against Common Core. In a new filing issued Wednesday, the Louisiana governor takes his effort to get the education standards out of Louisiana a step further, asking a judge to ban the use of Common Core in the state. Instead of simply violating state procurement law, Jindal now argues that the state's contract to administer the exam that tests students on Common Core curriculum amounts to a federal takeover of education.


Jindal, BESE Jump Into Common Core Legal Showdown


Just weeks before the start of the new school year, the Common Core battle between Bobby Jindal and the state's top education officials is headed for court. The state's top school board added its name Tuesday (7-29) to a list of Common Core proponents who sued the governor to prevent him from removing the national education standards from the state's curriculum. In response, Jindal filed a counter suit that argues the state's agreement to implement Common Core violates procurement code.


New Common Core Compromise Proposed to Jindal


State education officials are trying once again this week to compromise with Gov. Bobby Jindal over Common Core. In a letter released Wednesday (7-16), the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) relents on the governor's order to acquire a new standardized test for the 2014-15 school year, but they still want to retain the use of questions that were developed to adhere to the national Common Core standards.


State Ed Leaders Propose Common Core Compromise with Jindal


Bobby Jindal wants to kick Common Core out of Louisiana, but the officials who run the state Education Department don't want to completely hit it out of the PARCC. In a letter to the gov sent Thursday (7-10), Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) officials proposed keeping Common Core questions within the state's annual standardized tests, but contracting with a new company to provide the test.


PPP Poll: Jindal's Popularity Plummeting


A new poll says Bobby Jindal can't win a race with the Silver Zipper, much less one of his potential GOP rivals for President. According to new data released by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling, the Louisiana governor would trail former governor Edwin Edwards 48-43 in a hypothetical matchup for the state's top post in 2015. 


Summer Reading: Jindal, Matalin, Roberts, Brazile


Beltway bulldog Politico took a look at what’s being read this summer by those with their hands on the handles of power. Louisiana was well represented in the survey. The article looked not just at names like Boehner, Emanuel, Rice, and Albright, but also at the Pelican State’s Bobby Jindal, Mary Matalin, Cokie Roberts, and Donna Brazile.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock