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Economic mobility involves more than material benefits and moving up the income ladder. Community-level friendships between lower- and higher-income individuals that create economic connectedness …

Dear Editor, I am writing this opinion letter in response to two opinion letters published in the Livingston Parish News on Oct. 4, 2022, and Nov. 4, 2022. Both opinion letters were submitted by …

The U.S. Department of Education released 2022 results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which measures fourth and eighth grade students’ achievement in reading and math …

OPINION | Spooky FDA regs hamper Halloween

By now, most parents have warned their kids against eating unwrapped candies while trick-or-treating under ghoulish guise. While most of the stories surrounding poisoned Halloween candy have been …

The months-long standoff between Republican officials and asset managers over Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) investing deepened this week, as South Carolina announced plans to pull $200 …

For the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service (USPS), delivering the mail on time without torpedoing taxpayer dollars has proven quite the challenge. Policing a vast array of mail crime is even more …

OPINION | Congress needs term limits

Seventy percent of voters in both political parties support term limits. All candidates are likely missing a bet if they fail to support them before the November midterms. American voters, having …

Changing leaves, crisper weather, and the emergence of pumpkin-flavored beverages are the few certainties in life when fall rolls around. In the nation’s capital, a fourth certainty, a continuing …

This summer, Congress passed the costly Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which included key portions of President Joe Biden’s tax, climate, and IRS priorities and cost a massive $740 billion. U.S. …

Too often, taxpayers have had to put up with costly government programs that only expand over time. America’s mail carrier has more than its fair share of red ink, and the agency’s mission creep …

Over the summer, farmers in the Netherlands vehemently protested against the government's new environmental rules. Over multiple weeks, thousands of farmers burned hay bales and blocked roads and …

On Oct. 11th at the U.S. Supreme Court, America’s pork farmers will stand trial. The formal question before the justices will be the constitutionality of California’s 2018 initiative-passed …

Dear Editor, BESE is proposing a change to the High School accountability system solely to reduce the number of High Schools rated A or B, not to make the accountability system a better reflection …

In August, the inflation rate came in at 8.3 percent, well above expectations in financial markets, triggering a sharp selloff in securities. Investors hoped that lower inflation would prompt the Fed …

To the extent he thinks about it, President Joe Biden is probably expecting to be canonized by millennials whose student-loan debt he’s paring down. Depending on how the question is asked, …

Just over one-third of Louisiana students attending public high schools perform on grade level, yet we’re told 70 percent of their schools are rated “A” or “B.” I can’t help but react as …

OPINION | Boost election integrity now

With the selection of candidates mostly complete, Labor Day marks the traditional start of the 2022 fall mid-term election season. With the nation facing historic economic, social, and geo-political …

Union bosses and their apologists often grossly understate, or forget about altogether, regional cost-of-living differences when they are debating living standards in Right to Work states versus in …

When the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system replaced paper medical charts, critics worried about personal data privacy. A dozen years later, doctors and nurses are recording non-medical social …

For most Americans, depositing mail at the post office doesn’t put too many miles on the odometer. In fact, there are more than 30,000 post offices across the country, and 95% of the population …

Proponents of the Inflation Reduction Act are ecstatic about the massive bill's pro-climate provisions, including tax credits for clean energy and electric vehicles. But the real work to make clean …

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), which represents 100,000 nurses, has an admirable goal of improving the quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer. The relationship between smoking …

In 2017, Scott Gottlieb, then-commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), conceptualized a “Comprehensive Approach to Nicotine and Tobacco.” This was an approach in which the …

Inflation accelerated once again last month to a 40-year high as the Consumer Price Index rose 9.1% from one year ago, forcing poor, elderly and middle-class Americans to confront harsh realities to …

By now, millions of Americans have heard the good news that hearing aids will soon be available over the counter and will likely hit the shelves by the end of 2022. The newly finalized rule by the …

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