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Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
And while we may differ significantly on our opinion of President Trump (pick any subject), virtually every presidential tracking poll confirms he is not a “peoplepleaser,” at least when it comes to his job approval rating by most Americans.
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Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
You remember when Vice President Joe Biden said it’s time “to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut," when talking about more Americans paying higher and higher federal income taxes? Or...
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Monday, July 31, 2017
You’ve heard the saying, “Don’t miss the forest for the trees,” right? That’s when someone is trying to make the point that you shouldn’t get so caught up in the small details that you fail to understand the bigger picture.
Columns/Opinions
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.
Columns/Opinions
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.
Columns/Opinions
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.
Columns/Opinions
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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