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Executive Order 14057 justifies the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions as necessary to counteract the existential threat of climate change. The program’s …

What comes to mind when you think of a mom-and-pop small business: A hardware store? A diner? A family-run clothing store or small-scale supermarket? Here’s one that’s probably never crossed …

The Department of Labor is stuck in the 1930s. That’s the most likely explanation for its new rule that could lead to thousands of freelancers losing their livelihoods. The department is propping …

I’ve been a shrimper for over 45 years. It’s more than just a job; it’s a legacy that’s been passed down through generations in my family. Since I was 15, I’ve been working in the waters of …

It was an honor to be sworn in as Louisiana’s Treasurer by our new Speaker of the House, Congressman Mike Johnson. Mike is very special to me. Not only are we close friends, but he succeeded me as …

So Gary did it. The famously crypto-hating chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the man who so reviles digital coins that he called the market the “Wild West” of investing, filled …

Last month, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance, R-OH, told former White House aide Steve Bannon that some lawmakers want to reduce Social Security benefits so that the federal government can send more money to …

According to a recent Gallup poll, 53 percent of Americans are satisfied with Social Security, expecting to collect every penny currently promised by the system in benefits. This response provides a …

As we close out our 60th Year of Messengers Christmas Land, The Messenger Family wanted to send out a special thanks to all who have made this year extra special for the people of Livingston …

For the past few years, parents, researchers, and the news media have paid closer attention to the relationship between teenagers’ phone use and their mental health. Researchers such as Jonathan …

2023 was a year of extremes in eating: We went out to buzzy restaurants with the flamboyant ambience of nightclubs — or we sat at home, scrounging up two olives and a tortilla chip for a girl …

Reports of the conduct at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) read like a screenplay for “Animal House,” the 1980s John Belushi movie about campus debauchery at the fictional Faber …

Among the direst casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic is Americans’ trust in public health authorities. According to a Pew Research poll, prior to the pandemic more than three-quarters of adults …

If someone were to borrow a cup of sugar to make a cake and doesn’t return a similar amount, is the lender entitled to the cake? The lender would be viewed as excessively greedy to acquire so much …

Despite massive subsidies and upcoming state bans on the sales of new gasoline-powered cars, the electric vehicle industry is on the verge of collapse, demonstrating yet again that government is …

If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis were a stock, a lot of people in the political world would have begun “short selling” it months ago. While many on the Republican side of the political world …

Dear Editor, There are many accounts of addicts who wish to wait until after the holidays to seek treatment. Prior to entering rehab, they would like to spend time with their families and avoid …

In December 2018, Google searches for the term “porch pirate” reached a peak. The phrase describes a particular kind of thief unique to modern living: someone who takes packages ordered online …

OPINION | Let’s give thanks for America

The first Thanksgivings in America were about celebrating survival. Spanish and French explorers set aside days to give thanks to the Almighty for protecting them in a strange and hostile land. The …

What does a lawsuit in San Francisco have to do with jobs in Louisiana? Unfortunately, it could mean everything to the hardworking women and men of our state — and it’s yet another example of …

The U.S. Justice Department’s landmark antitrust case against Google has wrapped up, leaving the parties to await Judge Amit Mehta’s bench-trial decision in the matter. But based on the …

The recent move by the Federal Communications Commission to begin the process of reinstating Title II rules on internet providers is just the latest instance of the Biden administration saying one …

While America struggles to buy groceries, President Joe Biden has a green slush fund worth billions of dollars, and he’s not afraid to use it. Recent revelations uncovered that the CEO and …

The headlines are filled with positive economic news for Louisiana, boasting record-low unemployment rates and impressive job growth. But digging deeper into the data reveals a more nuanced and …

Last year, personal income growth was 0.0%, the lowest in the country. And Louisiana had the third highest net out-migration in the country. Louisiana is in desperate need of a comeback. Current …

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