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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).
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.

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