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Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
It started during the presidential campaign. Candidate Donald Trump fostered the notion that the television networks and most cable outlets produced fake news. The idea caught on, and Trump supporters believe it to be true. All media outlets except one. Trump is an avid watcher of Fox News and considers it the only true news channel.
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
It was a pretty hefty package Mayor Ollie Tyler sprung on the city council and the public last week where she is proposing a $150 million mixed-use development for downtown Shreveport. Anchoring the development would be a 3, 200-seat arena to house the G League team of the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
It was a surprise and an awesome honor to receive the telephone call from Dean Jerry Ceppos of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communications informing me that I had been selected for its Hall of Fame.
Monday, July 31, 2017
But few people seem to care, and the voter turnout will likely be below 20 percent. The reason is there is not a whole lot on the ballot and few local races to stir up interest and get voters to the polls. Well, there are a couple.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Same old problems over July 4th holiday The recent July 4th holiday provided more proof of why fireworks should be banned within the city limits of Shreve-port. It also demonstrated that some people cannot be trusted to obey the law when it comes to the times that fireworks can be discharged.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Shreveport City Councilman Willie Bradford certainly put crime on the front burner when he recently introduced a resolution, which passed the city council on a 6-1 vote.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Steve Scalise and others while practicing for the Congressional baseball game at a ballpark in Alexandria, Va., has caused me to reflect on the years I spent on Capitol Hill in Washington from 1966 to 1993. I guess you could say it was a bygone era because things were not so partisan or politically toxic back then.
Monday, May 22, 2017
When Dylan Roof murdered nine African-Americans at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S. C., on June 17, 2015, it reignited deep-seated feelings of blacks and civil rights activists on two fronts.
Monday, April 24, 2017
When Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the Legislature at the beginning of the current session, he pleaded with legislators not to turn Louisiana into another Washington, D.C. He was referring, of course, to the partisan politics playing out on the national stage.
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
One can’t help but feel some empathy for Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. It seems that if it were not for bad luck, there would be no luck at all. It is difficult enough to be the lone Democrat in a Red State facing a Legislature in which both houses are controlled by Republicans.

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