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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...
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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.
Columns/Opinions
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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Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
It has been said that 10 percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing. And that a positive anything is better than a negative nothing; that it’s better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly. Or, as Winston Churchill put it, “It is better to do something than to do nothing while waiting to do everything.
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Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
Since the day after the presidential election, the number of e-mails I’ve received has steadily grown. Nearly 5,000 e-mails now, and the number of messages on my Facebook page has risen into the hundreds. All of these communications have escalated into phone calls, and they are even writing letters – nearly a dozen received in the mail just today.
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Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
Today, it seems easier to recognize the abusive-like relationships that our country have gravitated toward, and clung to, over the past 50 years. Even though we knew better, we kept electing candidates for public office that were more interested in their welfare than in ours.

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