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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 …

Clark Robertson: O Christmas Tree

Well folks, the Christmas season is here. Every year, people complain it starts too early, and decorations shouldn’t go up until after Thanksgiving. We even see stores with Christmas items on …

I am not a constitutional lawyer, but I see nearly zero chance that funding Social Security out of the general fund would be allowed for any significant length of time. It is at best a fool's errand …

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 …

Clark Robertson: Taking Time to be Thankful

Thanksgiving has been a national holiday since 1863, though it’s been part of our culture for much longer. In 1621, colonists of Plymouth Plantation and the Wampanoag people of what is now …

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 …

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, …

Last week, I wrote about when plants need protection from freezes and which plants can survive without protection. We live in a transitional zone between a temperate climate and a subtropical …

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. …

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 …

Clark Robertson: To Cover or Not to Cover?

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 …

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 …

Clark Robertson: Red Delicious

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! I realize south Louisiana …

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 …

Clark Robertson: Toasty to Frosty

There’s going to be frost on the pumpkin in the morning. Pawpaw would always say this whenever we drew near to the first frost of the year. I remembered that as I was going to bed last Tuesday. …

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 …

Clark Robertson: Planting Seeds

In 1 Corinthians 3:6, the apostle Paul wrote: “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” On Oct. 8, I attended a party to celebrate Mrs. Vengie Zeigler’s 97th birthday. …

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 …

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