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The United States Postal Service (USPS) continues its uphill battle trying to convince consumers of its continued speed, reliability, and affordability. But now, first-class mail consumers are being asked to pay more for an overstretched network plagued by service slowdowns.

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No need to worry if the groundhog sees his shadow or not: For those of us in south Louisiana, now is the time to sharpen our shears and judiciously make those cuts.

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The Biden administration has released an updated security memorandum, which outlines the threats to the American agricultural system, as well as ways to address them. "To achieve this, the Federal Government will identify and assess threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts from these high-conse…

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While the popcorn industry and connoisseurs of the salty treat will celebrate National Popcorn Day on January 19th, proponents of tobacco harm reduction (THR) shudder when they hear the word “popcorn,” as vaping products, also known as e-cigarettes, have been falsely associated with a lung c…

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Throughout history, antitrust laws have been utilized to protect the process of competition to benefit consumers, making sure there are strong incentives for businesses to operate efficiently, keep prices down, and keep quality up. This is not the case, however, with the looming acquisition …

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Postal banking is a tough sell, and not just in America. Canada Post had to put a pause on its planned rural lending program after “irregular” activities involving “bad actors” created insurmountable processing issues for the program. Processing issues aside, Canada’s botched banking rollout…

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President Joe Biden has a unique opportunity to reverse his administration’s legacy of border security failures during the upcoming North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City. The United States and Mexico have a shared interest in each country securing its respective borders, but over the…

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This past week, many rejoiced that a National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) that eliminates the COVID-19 military vaccine mandate was signed into law. That mandate resulted in the separation or threat of separation of thousands of service members who chose not to take the COVID-19 vacci…

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In recent years, global warming zealots have sought to ban gasoline-powered cars, gasoline-powered lawn tools, and a whole host of practical, fossil-fuel-dependent products Americans have come to rely on to make their lives better. Now, the climate change brigade has set its sights on gas st…

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Just under the deadline, Congress coalesced and passed a massive spending bill that will keep the lights on in Washington through the end of this fiscal year – but within that $1.7 trillion spending package was a relatively small line item that could mean a lot to sustaining and strengthenin…

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I am writing this column on the first day of winter as we prepare for some of the coldest temperatures we have experienced in several years.

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Over the past two years, the US Federal Reserve has repeatedly erred in its analysis, policymaking, communications, and governance. To restore its effectiveness and reduce its vulnerability to undue outside interference, Fed officials must start making up for past mistakes in the new year.

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Last week, Matt Taibbi, an independent journalist, wrote a lengthy Twitter thread he called “THE TWITTER FILES.” The thread purported to expose how Twitter made the decision to dramatically suppress discussion of the contents of a hard drive from Hunter Biden’s laptop. But it inadvertently d…

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President Biden has a civics lesson that he is fond of and regularly repeats. It is about how the United States is unique in the world because of the founding ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

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Most Americans think Big Tech has too much power and looking at a recent report from The Intercept showing the extent of the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to target disinformation on social media platforms, it’s easy to see why. Those efforts include a special portal on Facebook …

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At long last, liftoff. On Nov. 16, the Space Launch System (SLS), an immensely powerful rocket, kickstarted a weeks-long round-trip journey to the moon. So far, the Orion capsule perched on the rocket appears on-track to approach and orbit the moon. When the spacecraft returns to Earth and s…

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Louisiana has many of the right characteristics for families to flourish. This includes abundant natural resources and thriving petrochemical, oil and gas, and tourism sectors. In fact, New Orleans was recently ranked as the 9th fastest-growing city for 2022 by the American Growth Project. T…

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In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a new initiative designed to tackle the “growing spread of rumors, misinformation and disinformation about science, medicine, and the FDA.” Announcing the initiative, Commissioner of the FDA Dr. Robert Califf promised to make…

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With its latest interest rate hike, the Federal Reserve is desperately trying to repair the economic damage caused by the fiscal and regulatory policies of the Biden administration. Unfortunately, persistence in this course will only “solve” the problem by crashing the economy, which it is p…

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Nonprofit hospitals are among the most important safety net institutions in the United States. Thousands of times each day, they treat low income patients without insurance at no cost to the patient. In 1992, in order to support this charity work, the federal government created the 340B drug…

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It sure feels good to be covered by a warm blanket on a cold winter night. I usually sleep under three or four blankets, mainly because I don’t want to turn my heater on. However, that does make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning to a cold house.

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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 in individual states. Louisiana’s results, compared to results published in 2019 when the test w…

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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 debunked, there is a kernel of truth behind these scary tales. Dozens of kids fell ill after Hal…

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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 million out of funds run by BlackRock, the nation’s largest asset manager. This comes less than a…

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It seems pumpkin spice gets all the attention these days. However, there is another traditional autumn flavor that predates the pumpkin spice craze — fresh apple!

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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 difficult and requires constant vigilance on the part of America’s mail carrier. With the help of t…

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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 wonderful common sense, know that many incumbents who increase their power year by year become m…

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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. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, the 50th critical vote that allowed the bill to pass on party lines, supp…

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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 and inefficient operations certainly haven’t helped.

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In 1 Corinthians 3:6, the apostle Paul wrote: “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”