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Monday, July 17, 2017
Sometimes, the idea of something, and the thing itself, aren’t always the same. In other words, the idea is much rosier than the reality. For example, many people like the idea of owning a boat rather than the reality of actually maintaining one.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
It was Saturday night, Aug. 14, 1943, when the Allies shelled my father’s village, along the southern coast in Italy. From their ships in the Mediterranean Sea, the naval bombardment from the Allies was brutal – over 1,000 shells were fired in less than 20 minutes.
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Monday, June 19, 2017
By now, you know that Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise was wounded, along with two Capitol Police officers, a congressional staffer and a lobbyist, after a shooter opened fire at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.
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Monday, June 5, 2017
The so-called Russia-Trump problem is a lot like the Loch Ness Monster. People have been talking about “Nessie” for what seems like forever (actually, the legend dates back 1,500 years), and every so often someone claims to have evidence that it exists.
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Monday, May 22, 2017
You see, removing monuments, rewriting textbooks, redacting words in literary works (such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”), legislating political correctness, snubbing films like “Gone with the Wind,” or even banning the display of the...
Business
Monday, May 8, 2017
After all, many who had placed those tax renewals on the ballot, and supported renewing them, didn’t understand why. Caddo Parish Commissioner Patrick Jackson thought that voters “didn’t get the message,” saying “there is some misinformation that was put out, there is some more information that the parish needs to put out.
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Monday, April 24, 2017
You have probably heard it said that the average person uses only 10 percent of his or her potential. Some studies say that most people function with only about 2 percent of his or her mental potential. The remainder just sits there in reserve, being saved for some later time.
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Monday, April 10, 2017
From the Caddo Parish superintendent of schools, to the mayor of Shreveport, to the “accidental” governor of Louisiana, they tell us how much they are “working for us,” that “now is our time,” and that “our children deserve better.
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Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
Psychologists call it “confirmation bias,” which is the tendency to search for, or otherwise interpret information in a way that confirms what you already believe, regardless of the facts. You may call it “rationalizing.” Others may call it “missing the forest for the trees.

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