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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 …

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 …

Well, it happened, and I know pretty much all of us are dealing with the same issue. Despite our best precautions many of us were burned by the arctic blast over Christmas. Lows around 20 degrees …

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 …

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 …

Clark Robertson: The Eyes Have It

“Windows to the soul” is a common phrase regarding the eyes. Do you know Irish potatoes have eyes? I guess potato eyes are eyes to the stomach. Americans consume around 117 pounds of potato …

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 …

As we close another Christmas Season, the Messengers Christmas Land would like to take a moment to thank those who have make our 59th season a successful one! Every year PARDS North Park has provided …

Clark Robertson: Planting Time

Louisiana winters try the patience of gardeners. Twenty-degree lows followed by 80-degree highs. Waiting to plant our gardens seems like torture. Many gardeners will try their luck and get frost …

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 …

Clark Robertson: Ringing in the New Year

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalms 90:12 How many New Year’s Days have you rung in? It seems they come around faster each year. Conveniently, …

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 …

Comments Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made on Tuesday show why he has become the single biggest obstacle to GOP success. The Kentucky Republican claimed giving more money to Ukraine is …

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 …

Clark Robertson: In Bleak Mid-Winter

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. Knowing Louisiana weather, though, we will probably be …

OPINION | Another Annus Horribilis for the Fed

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 …

President Joe Biden turned 80 on Nov. 20, and so far, he has given every indication he plans to run for reelection in 2024. If he were to win, his second term would conclude not long after his 86th …

Clark Robertson: Christmas Trees!

It’s not too late to buy that perfect Christmas tree. OK, I know I’ve already wrote about Christmas trees this month, but I’m not talking about the one you decorate. I’m referring to the …

OPINION | Who’s laughing at Biden now?

President Biden is slated to announce his 2024 campaign after the holidays. He is going to need a winning slogan. I’ve got it. “Slow and Steady.” Boring, you say. You are …

The Fed is meeting on Tuesday. This week, presumably, it will announce that it’s raising interest rates once again in its continuing attempt to stem inflation by slowing the economy. But …

Clark Robertson: Oranges for Christmas

I was recently reminded of the Great December Snow Event of 2017 on my Facebook memories. That was a winter wonderland and rare event for south Louisiana. While white Christmases in Livingston …

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 …

OPINION | A Republic if You Can Teach It

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 …

Clark Robertson: Boughs of Holly

Fa la la la la, la la la la! But why holly and which holly? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — at least on television and in the stores. Chances are you’ve sung “Deck the …

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 …

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