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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
And even though Superman does lie (even if it’s a lie of omission by not telling people that Superman and Clark Kent are the same person), it turns out that Superman’s mission in life – why he’s here – “fighting for truth” – resonates with us all.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

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Loyalty is an essential quality in any close relationship. It’s a strong assurance from another of their feelings of support or allegiance, whether it be in business, in a family, or in friendships. And not because they have to – but because they want to. Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” That’s good advice, indeed.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Do you remember back, a couple of years ago, when an anonymous donor paid the City of New Orleans to remove, and store away, the Confederate statues of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard and the monument to the Battle of Liberty Place? It made national headlines.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
As of 2018, public support for legal abortion remains as high as it’s been in two decades of polling. And even though 58 percent of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, eight out of 10 of us still believe it should be illegal in the third trimester.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck,” right? This is often said when you are making a point that you can identify an unknown situation by just observing the characteristics of that situation.
Columns/Opinions
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019
For example, don’t stand next to windows during tornadoes. Be careful what you wish for. Be nice to the little people as they may have powerful friends. When something knocks the “stuffings” out of you, just stuff it back in and move on. If life tosses you lemons, make lemonade.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
Just because you can afford it doesn’t mean you should buy it. Just because you can eat whatever you want without gaining weight doesn’t mean you should. Just because you can skip that workout, or have just one more drink, or bail out of a commitment, doesn’t mean that you should.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
There’s an assumption here, among many mayoral candidates, that the problems Shreveport is dealing with are a lack of new ideas. For example, Adrian Perkins says it’s time for Shreveport to become a “smart city” and set aside around $400 million to construct a city-owned broadband network.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
Or maybe they don’t know if they are registered to vote, or where to register (even though most anyone from most anywhere with access to a smartphone could remedy that in just moments). Or maybe they don’t like the candidates or the campaign issues (because 25 percent of the millions who didn’t vote in 2016 felt that way).

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