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Now that President Biden has announced his intention to run for a second term, economists and politicos are assessing whether his candidacy will be helped or hurt by the performance of the economy. …

Each day, the United States Treasury uses a readily-accessible webpage to update the public on the size of the national debt. Unfortunately, getting debt information for most U.S. state and local …

It’s not that easy to get a hold of LeBron James’ people. Few celebrities are accessible, but James occupies a rarefied stratum of fame in which even getting his representatives to acknowledge …

The Biden Administration’s much-trumpeted Cancer Moonshot campaign was launched just over a year ago with the goal of reducing cancer rates by more than 50 percent in the next 25 years. However, …

The U.S. holds $39 trillion in liabilities while only having $4.9 trillion in assets, leading the Department of the Treasury to say "the current fiscal path is unsustainable,” according to a recent …

The Biden administration is currently preparing regulations to drastically cut the number of new combustion combustion-powered vehicles sold in the United States. The new regulation being prepared by …

The massive bank failures in recent weeks were due largely to a lack of solid hedging strategies – an important way for financial institutions to handle risk. Despite that, the Securities and …

The U.S. Postal Service is losing money fast. The beleaguered agency has already lost $2.1 billion in fiscal year 2023 and will likely burn through $60 billion to $70 billion before the end of the …

Economics is commonly described as the science of scarcity. We have limited resources, and we have to use them wisely. So there are trade-offs. In the old textbook example, if we want to spend …

The United States trade deficit is close to $1 trillion and this should be a concern, especially for conservatives. Our trade deficit with China is $382 billion and in 2022 the United States imported …

Don’t itemize your taxes but still want to streamline your H&R Block experience this tax season? You’re in luck. A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., …

Dear Livingston Parish voters, This Saturday, we have an opportunity to invest in the future of our parish. A vote YES for the Livingston 1-cent sales tax is a vote YES for strong schools and …

Dear Editor, At the Live Oak town hall meeting, the following comment was made: “Teachers knew what they were getting paid when they took the job.” Teachers did know that. They knew …

Dear Editor, An acquaintance started his social media post, after casting an early vote on the upcoming election, with the following: “I did not vote against teachers today!” This reflects …

Dear editor, Inflation rates have soared over the past two years. The cost of food, gas, real estate, transportation, insurance, goods and services and everything else seems to keep going up. …

Dear editor, Here’s my ONE CENT.. My education is rooted in Livingston Parish Public Schools. Southside Elementary, Southside Jr. High and Denham Springs High school built me. My father …

The national debt is at $31 trillion and rising. The Congressional Budget Office has recently estimated that the Fiscal Year 2023 deficit could hit $1.4 trillion. The economy is still struggling with …

The warnings keep coming that the force-fed energy transition to renewable fuels is destabilizing the U.S. electric grid, but is anyone in government paying attention? Another S.O.S. came Friday in …

Dear editor: As a voter in Livingston Parish, you will have an opportunity on March 25, 2023, to support education in a huge way. Our teachers, as well as bus drivers, cafeteria workers and …

President Joe Biden and Congress should take a break from their ritualized wrangling over the debt ceiling and look closely at last week’s projections from the Congressional Budget Office. These …

The 118th Congress has barely begun. A wave of freshman representatives and senators are coming in with a mandate to help address a lagging economy, record inflation, and an increasingly volatile …

OPINION | Why Are Layoffs Contagious?

Late last year, the tech companies Stripe, Amazon, Facebook, Cisco, and Twitter laid off workers en masse. Come the new year, Google, Microsoft, Amazon (again), Salesforce, Dell, IBM, SAP, Zoom, and …

OPINION | College for some, not all

Over recent decades, parents, grandparents, and high school students have been subject to a barrage of messages suggesting that everyone should go to college. Higher education is the pathway to more …

When millions of patients see a doctor every year, they expect access to the highest-quality treatments and diagnostic devices. The U.S. generally provides access to the cutting-edge of medicine, but …

The Pelican State has tremendous opportunity and potential. It’s got a diverse culture, renowned festivals, terrific people, and, of course, delicious food. Yet the burdensome and complicated …

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