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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.
Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial “Citizens United” decision in 2010 changed the landscape of political spending on elections. It threw out restrictions on spending by independent groups and allowed the creation of Super PACs or so-called Outside Groups.
Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
The 2016 election is over for the most part with Republican Donald Trump scoring a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote, but lost in the Electoral College. It is reminiscent of the 2000 election between Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
This is a tough column for me to write. My deadline in Nov. 3, and the publication date is Nov. 9. The election is Nov. 8, so by the time you read this, it will be over. We will know who is president as well as the outcome of a U.S. Senate race and U.S. House races, where there will likely be a runoff.
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
So Trump flailed his arms about, dropping his wrist in a way that mimicked Kovaleski’s arthrogryposis disability, a chronic joint disease which limits the movement of his arms. Then in a silly voice, Trump said, “Ah, I don’t know what I said! I don’t remember!” But wait.


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