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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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, May 7, 2018
Watching a magic trick can make us feel like a kid again. It might be as simple as the disappearance of a coin from our hand and having it appear again behind our ear, but it still delights us. It’s thrilling because we’re all attracted to things we cannot explain logically.
Monday, April 23, 2018
We’ve all heard the phrase, "In the future, everybody will be famous for 15 minutes." Along with radio, television and the growing affordability (and accessibility) to Internet technology, combined with our instinctive appetite for the urgent and dramatic, there are now billions who have the opportunity to seek the attention of billions of others.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Nearly halfway into President Trump’s first term, there are some who might say that America today is more polarized than at any time in its history. And this goes beyond mere partisan disagreements, or bickering, regarding any number of subjects – taxes, health care, immigration, education – or even more fundamentally, the role of government itself.
Monday, March 26, 2018
“Hhelping ave you ever written anything about the needy among us?” began an e-mail I received from a reader in response to a recent column I had written. “Democrats are trying to help our people who need help,” the reader continued, “not the ones who party at Mar A Lago and have plenty of money.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Perhaps not since 1989, when the number one song that year was Milli Vanilli’s “Blame it on the Rain,” has there been a more grand fraud perpetrated upon the people of Louisiana than the incessant and child-like reasoning of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.


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