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Homeowners new to gardening often ask for recommendations on growing fruit at home. Usually, they are either asking about citrus varieties and/or apple or peach varieties. While many citrus varieties …

Wars can clarify, and wars can confuse. The conventional wisdom about the Six-Day War in 1967 holds that Israel swiftly crushed the wave of Arab nationalism that was sweeping the Middle East and …

The Biden administration recently released a radical proposal that – if finalized – would decimate American innovation across the most important areas of technology. The proposal would alter …

Flipping the calendar over to March traditionally signals the beginning of spring for gardeners in South Louisiana. By the first of March we are seeing trees budding and even a few azaleas starting …

In today’s housing market, ‘to each, their own’ is rarely used to describe current homebuyers. The more typical homebuying experience is ‘you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.’ …

As far-left progressives seek to fundamentally change America, including how we vote, their controversial and confusing voting scheme known as ranked-choice voting raises concerns about its impact on …

Is the cost of college still worth the price? According to the Education Data Initiative, the average student loan debt in the United States currently totals $37,338. The average student borrows …

Clark Robertson: Leaping for lawns

Do you battle stickers and crabgrass in your lawn each spring? Have you ever wondered about weed and feed products? These are two of the most common lawn topics people ask me about every year. …

Louisiana's public defender system is failing our criminal justice system. Overworked, understaffed and fragmented across 42 districts, the current structure leaves countless individuals facing …

As the days grow longer and the sun warms the earth, gardeners across South Louisiana are eager to plant. Mid-March is typically the recommend earliest date for planting a spring garden in South …

Back in 1990, when I first became involved in pain research, there was considerable optimism that new technologies would improve our understanding of pain mechanisms. Scanning technologies, such as …

The federal holiday we call Presidents Day, celebrated this year on Feb. 19, doesn't technically exist. It is officially George Washington’s birthday and has been a federal holiday since 1879, …

Clark Robertson: Rosey conditions

How are your roses? Is everything rosy? Is everything coming up roses? Does it smell like a rose garden? Did you give to or get roses from your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? I don’t know of …

Nikki Haley makes no apologies for hurting Donald Trump. “I’m weakening Trump because of who Trump is,” she said in an interview here earlier this week. “Telling the truth in a primary is …

The same week Joe Biden publicly confused two European leaders with their deceased predecessors and passed on the traditional softball Super Bowl Sunday interview, a new report from Special Counsel …

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer usually means a quick death—but not for Roger Royse, who was in Stage II of the disease when he got the bad news in July 2022. The five-year relative survival rate …

Clark Robertson: Rooting for carrots

I believe carrots were one of the first vegetables I ever planted. There is something about growing carrots that seems to fascinate kids more than any other vegetable. Maybe it’s the idea of …

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 …

Clark Robertson: Potato comfort

I don’t know of a vegetable more comforting than the potato. Yes, I said vegetable. I know nutritionally it is classified as a carbohydrate, and it gets lumped in with bread and pasta and relegated …

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 …

Freezing rain and frozen pipes, ahh the tail-tale signals that it is the perfect time to start planting the spring vegetable garden – indoors of course! Our winters are never consistent and rarely …

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 …

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