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Clark Robertson: Hot Soil

August 30, 2000, will be a day I never forget for two reasons. First it was the day my nephew was born. Second, it was the hottest day on record for August 30th with a high of 105 F recorded in Baton …

Welcome to the Censorship Industrial Complex. It’s rather like the old “military industrial complex,” which was shorthand for the military, private companies, and academia working together to …

Clark Robertson: Early fall color?

A few weeks ago I wrote about heat stress injury to plants. Heat stress alone is bad enough, but we are also experiencing the added effects of an abnormally dry summer. I don’t know about your …

Finally, a federal judge has ordered energy regulators to declare what documents they have responsive to inquiries involving potential ethics violations with implications for American consumers, and …

Last month, US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joe Simons said he was prepared to do what many investors have feared for months: break up major Tech or Tech-like companies, namely Facebook, …

With the 2020 campaign starting to rev up, what should investors expect next year? Besides a barrage of round-the-clock ads, soundbites and photo-ops jockeying for your attention, election years are …

OPINION | The Great China-American Abyss

Imagine if the United States treated China in the same way it does us? What if American companies simply ignored Chinese copyrights and patents, and stole Chinese ideas, inventions, and …

The memory has grown hazy and I suspect embellishments, but nevertheless I recall finding myself during the George W. Bush presidency in a casual conversation in Washington with three talented and …

New York politicians often believe the rest of the country cares about their problems. But the only time most people give a thought to the Empire State’s largely self-inflicted woes is when they …

Caring for pets is my passion – so much so that I made it my career. But despite my years of experience as a veterinarian, my love for animals, and a desperate need for veterinary care in our …

Late summer? I suppose if you go by the calendar date, we are a little over a month away from the first day of fall. While we continue to bake away under the summer sun, there are a few tasks to …

In recent weeks, the Biden administration has ramped up its efforts to fool Americans into believing the United States has entered a golden era of economic prosperity. "Here's what Bidenomics …

It has been an eventful and depressing few weeks. Donald Trump was indicted again. Hunter Biden’s outrageous plea agreement blew up. Some Democrats now admit President Biden was probably involved …

I think the opening lyrics of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer in the City” describe this summer accurately. Hot town, summer in the city Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty Been …

In late June, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) did a favor to the millions of Americans who are invested in the stock market when they decided to reintroduce the Ensuring Sound …

I’d venture to say no southern landscape plant evokes more debate than Lagerstroemia indica. Crepe or crape? To murder or not? Beautiful blooms or messy flowers? Suckers galore or graceful …

OPINION | Ron DeSantis’ Big Mistake

Ron DeSantis seems to believe that his best chance of becoming the GOP presidential nominee is to be more extreme than the guy he needs to defeat, Donald Trump. And what better issue to flex his MAGA …

This weekend, thousands of Americans will go to movie theaters across the country to watch Christopher Nolan’s newest film, “Oppenheimer.” A star-studded cast of talented actors, including …

Clark Robertson: Optimist or Fool?

Is there an actual distinction between the two? A quote attributed to Albert Einstein states, “I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.” In my continuation to find …

The Department of Justice recently charged a Chinese spy for attempted espionage. But his target wasn't a military institution or government agency – it was General Electric. The spy had hidden …

The recent short-lived revolt in Russia highlights how instability in Vladimir Putin’s government could quickly spill over into chaos. Regardless of who ultimately maintains or assumes power in the …

I’ve bemoaned summer on numerous occasions in my articles. I promise I try to be an optimistic person: to look at a glass half full, to make lemonade when life gives me lemons, and to see the …

Recent reports show that annual inflation rose 4% in May, down from 4.9% in April. In response to this and recent bank failures, the Federal Reserve announced that it’s pausing raising its target …

Two years ago, efforts by climate activists and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investors to block investment in oil and gas production by Western companies appeared to have received a …

Clark Robertson: Tomato Do Over

How was your spring tomato harvest? Boom or bust? Whichever is the case, there is hope for a second crop. Thankfully, the long, warm growing season in Louisiana allows us to plant a second crop of …

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