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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).
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
While correlation does not always imply causation, it begs the question, nevertheless: Why are the vast majority of the most powerless and impoverished citizens concentrated in cities run almost exclusively by Democrats? I mean, why is it that 80 percent of the FBI’s “Top 10” most violent cities are those run by Democrat mayors and city councils?.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
excuses for the ruckus in the hearing. He explains how it wasn’t – at all – the protesters’ fault for disrupting the hearings, saying, “What we’ve heard is the noise of democracy,” and, “this is what happens in a free country when people can stand up and speak and not be jailed, imprisoned, tortured or killed because of it.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018
As you may have heard, the development includes a new state office building, but leaves an empty state office building behind – just two miles away – along with the annual maintenance and security costs of an empty building. That will just get added to the millions of tax dollars we already spend each year on vacant state buildings, though.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Also, both said they would hire dedicated personnel for economic development and tourism and make Shreveport a destination for the South. We needed to recruit new businesses, they both said, and work with those businesses already here to create goodpaying jobs so that our children wouldn’t have to leave and our economy would grow.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, July 30, 2018
Jesus used the simile of the shepherd when he spoke of Himself, saying He was the “Good Shepherd.” Good shepherds, after all, were important in the world of the Old Testament because without the shepherd and his dog, a herd of sheep could not survive..
Columns/Opinions
Monday, July 16, 2018
Would you rather sit and think, or give yourself a mild electric shock? As ridiculous of a question as that may seem, research from the University of Virginia suggests some people are so uncomfortable being alone with their thoughts that they would choose to give themselves mild electric shocks, rather than just sit and think.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, July 2, 2018
And while the most likely path for these women to political office was through widowhood (at one point, 80 percent of women in office filled their husband’s seats), it’s not 1920 anymore, and someone should remind Shreveport City Councilman Willie Bradford of the same – and that it’s never too late to give up your prejudices.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, June 18, 2018
Earlier this month, a website (that most folks have not heard of, 24/7 Wall Street) ranked Shreveport as the 21st worst city in the U.S. to live in, just behind Compton, Calif., and Little Rock, Ark.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, June 4, 2018
Common sense is not partisan, nor political. It’s not racial. It matters not to common sense how much money you have, nor your gender, creed or family name. It pays no attention to how many diplomas are framed up on your wall, nor which side of the tracks you grew up on.

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