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Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
Many feel the recent City Internal Auditor’s report to the Shreveport City Council, regarding the switching of the city’s insurance policies by Shreveport Mayor Perkins earlier this year, merits much closer attention. For many others, however, they may say, “This is old news,” and urge us all to just “move along.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
Politicians are usually expected to represent their constituents’ preferences. But some would say that a simple majority rule is an imperfect method of representing the people, insofar as individual constituents do not make for good decisions in complex questions.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins says the “rumor mill” was responsible for generating the allegations that he ordered the City’s police and fire departments not to help Bossier City, or the Secret Service, with the visit last week by President Donald Trump.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
Do you ever have a hunch or gut feeling? Where you are convinced, almost instantly, by feelings that you cannot always explain? Some folks call this intuition, which comes from the Latin word “intueri,” meaning “knowledge from within.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
“When it comes to Shreveport’s success, division is a luxury we cannot afford,” Perkins said. “Everyone must have a seat at the table. Not because it is fashionable, but because each seat provides a unique perspective, a particular take on what it means to live, to love and to struggle in Shreveport.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
And while others may demonize, belittle or smear us for what we believe, defending yourself can be exhausting – even being hated by people who have known you for years simply because you expressed a conservative position or supported a Republican politician.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
Regret is a fundamental element of decision-making. After all, life is full of choices, and many of them are uncertain ones – the one who got away, the job you didn’t take, the money you didn’t save, the fight you wish you hadn’t had – there’s always going to be something that.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
Or, “it’s not that simple – it’s complicated.” But is it, really? The philosopher Confucius believed, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” I think that’s mostly the true. I mean, things might be hard, but all in all, they are seldom that complicated.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
for the October elections ended Thursday, Aug. 8. Of course, to use the word “qualifying” is somewhat of a misnomer. It’s like calling aluminum foil “tinfoil” (there’s nothing “tin” about it) or pulling up in your “driveway” when it’s actually only used for parking.

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