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Walmart’s online price-matching: A wise strategy, analysts say


Analysts believe Walmart is likely to move forward with the expansion of its price-matching program to include other retailers’ online products this holiday season. The guarantee to match competitors’ prices, even for products sold online by retailers like, could cut into earnings but observers say it’s a good idea, as it could give Walmart an…


Landrieu Keeps Obama, Reid At Arm’s Length At Louisiana Senate Debate


Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu kept both President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at arm’s length in Louisiana’s third Senate race debate while the race’s main Republican candidate, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, skipped the televised debate all together. The Senate race in Louisiana, a state that supported Mitt Romney in 2012 and where Obama…


Alabama football field baptisms draw ire of Freedom From Religion Foundation


The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is complaining about an on-field baptism at a Russellville High School football practice last Thursday: FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel said it is illegal for a public school to “organize, sponsor, or lead religious activity.” “Such sponsorship of religion is especially problematic in the context of athletics, given the pressure…


Midterms 2014: Which Races To Watch Now


With 11 days to go until the U.S. midterm elections, many races are coming down to the wire. From New Hampshire to Kansas, the last days of the campaign could determine which party controls the Senate and governor’s mansions. (The House is certain to remain in GOP hands.) In many contests, a last-minute gaffe or big…


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Endorsement: Mary Landrieu for U.S. Senate


Of the thirty-six U.S. Senate seats that voters will decide on tomorrow, Mary Landrieu’s could be one of the most consequential. Who Louisiana voters cast their ballot for Tuesday could decide, not only the future of Louisiana politics, but which party controls the Senate in President Obama’s last two years in office.

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Endorsement: Jason Carter for Georgia Governor


Georgia made a bad Deal in 2010 when it first chose to elect Republican Nathan Deal as its governor. Deal’s record includes a proposed $547 million cut in K-12 education in 2014 alone, the widely-denounced “guns everywhere” law that allows citizens to carry guns into churches and bars, and a pervading atmosphere of scandal and corruption. But Deal has achieved one thing during his time as governor of Georgia: The highest unemployment rate in the nation. Mississippi comes in second.


Endorsement: Thad Cochran for U.S. Senate


Until a month ago, the Deep South Daily editorial board was fully prepared to endorse Democratic candidate Travis Childers for U.S. Senate. With hordes of disgruntled Tea Party members still reeling from Chris McDaniel’s defeat in Mississippi’s June Republican primary, it seemed like Childers had an opportunity to bring a populist-tinged–if moderate–message to one of the most deeply entrenched red states in the country.


Mary Landrieu and The Blue Dog Blues


The Libertarian Perspective / Seeing as Louisiana has a jungle primary system for elections other than for the office of President, you would think this would lead to increased chances of upsets and surprises in federal elections. Sadly, for those of us who enjoy watching politics, this is not usually the case. The state as a whole has been turning ever more staunchly red in its electoral tastes, leaving Mary Landrieu as the last Democrat standing in statewide office. Outside of the Baton Rouge/New Orleans corridor and the faintest tinge of blue near Shreveport, you’d be hard pressed to find a more politically homogenous state.


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Taking Back Talk Radio


Not too entirely long ago, it would be unthinkable for you to have your own radio show without a background in radio and years of experience. Back when my friend Jason Robbins and I were working together as cooks in a pizza restaurant, we would have impassioned and what we would categorize as hilarious discussions about everything and anything in the realm of pop culture.


Ghostbreakers show puts the fun in ghosthunting just in time for Halloween


Ghostbreakers, a “faux reality series” spoofing paranormal investigation, has been released – right on time for Halloween. The show is a creation of New Palace Films, Malchus Media and actor/comedian Joey Greco and is available on demand in the U.S.A via for downloading and streaming. Ghostbreakers was shot shot on location in Shreveport, Louisiana. The…


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Woman With Terminal Brain Cancer Says Everyone Should Be Able To Die With Dignity (Video)


Many people against physician-assisted suicide may mistake it for something akin to the services of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the famous doctor who would hook up his terminally ill patients to a device that released the lethal drugs. But nowadays, physician-assisted suicide is more related to the handful of states that permit death with dignity. Under Oregon’s…


‘I Had No Idea!': Unexpected Ways You Are Damaging Your Memory


Memory is key to both the flow and betterment of your life. Knowledge gained from recollection of the past helps you move toward the future you hope to create. While you are probably aware that memory loss can be caused by a concussion or surgery, a stroke or a brain tumor, you may not know some…