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Columns/Opinions
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023
There are too many of us, in communities across the state, who accept the notion that politics is the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary (if you consider it a profession, in the traditional sense, or is it public service by public servants – that is a different discussion altogether, though).
Columns/Opinions
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” is a familiar phrase to most folks, generally meaning that if something is good or acceptable for one person, it is or should be equally so for another person.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022
In December 1965, nearly 15 million viewers, or one-half of the television viewing audience, tuned in to watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” It has become the longest-running cartoon special in history, but it was almost canceled before it was ever aired.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022
You may have read about the Texas small business owner last month who became so frustrated with spending enormous amounts of money, trying to find qualified workers through Facebook advertisements and job boards that he put a sign up at his business reading, “Now Hiring Non-Stupid People.
Columns/Opinions
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022
Go to any of the leading candidates’ websites for Shreveport mayor, and you’ll learn their priorities, or those issues they say their administration will be focused on, if they are elected into office. Crime reduction. Education. Economic development. Community reinvestment.
Columns/Opinions
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022
During the Shreveport mayor’s race of 1994, you could open The Times nearly any day of the week, and the headlines would blare about how crime was the number one issue to voters that election year. It was a run-off race that year between a relatively unexciting candidate (as described by the daily), who was endorsed by the police and fire unions (Mr.
Columns/Opinions
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022
For example, many of us have worn a T-shirt showing we donated money to some cause – mostly because we want others to think we’re charitable. Or maybe the company you work for says they will change some company policy following a public controversy – maybe they publicly fire an employee, for example, to improve their public image.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022
I’m not sure who needs to hear this today, but there is greatness inside you. Now, maybe you feel like things are out of your control, like a helpless, hapless bystander. After all, an unbelievable 88% of Americans now believe the U.S.

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