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If naysayers needed any additional fuel for their argument that the Comite River Diversion Canal will never be completed, they got it at the July 13 meeting of the Restore Louisiana Task Force.

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Imagine this situation: The United States faces a hostile and possibly deranged dictator ruling an Asian communist state tightly closed off from the outside world. He has developed nuclear weapons and is on the way to building missiles capable of carrying those devices across the Pacific Oce…

  • Politics
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Are you worried about property tax payments that are offset by state credits? So is the Louisiana Legislature, which is why it created a task force last year to tackle the topic.

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Hearing American policymakers talk about regime change is like watching Wile E. Coyote open a package of dynamite he ordered. No matter how clever his scheme, you know that sooner or later, he’ll get blown up. He never seems to figure out that TNT is something to avoid.

  • Politics
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Looking for something to spice up your summer? Tired of the monotony of your nine-to-five job? Are you so leery of what your government can do for you that you’re finally ready to see what you can do for your government? 

  • Follow the Money
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As we wait (at time of printing) for the folks in Washington, D.C. to vote on the newest round of healthcare, and with the Louisiana Legislature having wrapped up, I’m taking this lull around the holidays to drop into the first person and tell a story that always brings a smile to my face.

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We live and breathe by virtue of our freedom as Americans, something which we can hail for its beauty at the same time we realize it’s not without its imperfections.

  • Politics
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The fallout from the dramatic conclusion of the regular session last week, and from the bumpy start to this term’s fourth special session, is only just beginning.

  • Follow the Money
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Perception is a powerful thing. The idea that members of mankind view all choices through a set of glasses that have been shaped and formed by a prolonged series of choices and experiences seems overwhelming to some and, in this day and age, irrelevant to others.

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On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children.

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Residents who lived in Livingston Parish before the widespread growth of the 1990s recall the days when the traffic bottlenecks were few and far between.

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By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh.

  • Random Thoughts
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Yogi Berra’s famous malapropisms continue to evoke laughter even after the longtime New York Yankee and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer left us in 2015. Some of them ring true.

  • Politics
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The governors who preceded John Bel Edwards were no strangers to special sessions. Mike Foster, for example, called seven special sessions over the span of eight years. Kathleen Blanco conducted four of them during her single four-year term. And Bobby Jindal called three during his eight yea…

  • Random Thoughts
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May figures as just another month or perhaps the lead-in to summer, but it’s the end of the year if you’re student, teacher or school administrator. In the case of most high school seniors, it brings the end to one part of life and the start to another.