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Crime In Calcasieu Parish

Crime In Calcasieu Parish

Michael Kurth August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Crime In Calcasieu Parish

I run the Republican Roundtable. The Roundtable puts on monthly forums with a panel of experts to address current issues. The July forum was on crime in Calcasieu Parish, and the panel consisted of

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Constitutional Conservatives

Constitutional Conservatives

Michael Kurth August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Constitutional Conservatives

The term “constitutional conservative” is relatively new in U.S. political discourse. It came into use in the last decade to describe politicians such as Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, who hold conservative values and

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Are Bitcoins The New Gold?

Are Bitcoins The New Gold?

Michael Kurth July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Are Bitcoins The New Gold?

You probably didn’t hear about it on the evening news or read about it in your local newspaper, and the president didn’t Tweet about it, but one bitcoin is now worth twice as much

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On Aging And Its Alternative

On Aging And Its Alternative

Michael Kurth June 22, 2017 Comments Off on On Aging And Its Alternative

Farewell To Pierre Recently, Cathy and I went to the Golden Nugget to see Three Dog Night, a rock band that was popular back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Most of those on stage

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Now We Need Unity

Now We Need Unity

Michael Kurth May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Now We Need Unity

When residents of Lake Charles went to the polls to choose a new mayor, two candidates were on the ballot: Nic Hunter, a businessman and police juror, and Wilford Carter, a former judge and

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The Return Of Brinkmanship

The Return Of Brinkmanship

Michael Kurth May 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Return Of Brinkmanship

In the 1950s and ‘60s, the term “brinkmanship” was used to describe the Cold War tactic of taking the nation to the brink of war in order to force concessions from the other side.

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Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Reform

Michael Kurth March 30, 2017 Comments Off on Healthcare Reform

On the campaign trail, President Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) his first day in office. When asked what he would replace it with, Trump’s standard answer went something

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The Revolt Against Globalization

The Revolt Against Globalization

Michael Kurth March 16, 2017 Comments Off on The Revolt Against Globalization

President Donald Trump has said the central tenant of his movement is to put America first. This is in stark contrast to the globalization we have seen since World War II, and this attitude

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Federalism And Santuary Cities

Federalism And Santuary Cities

Michael Kurth March 2, 2017 Comments Off on Federalism And Santuary Cities

President Trump appears determined to fulfill his campaign promises.  That is an admirable goal: American voters are tired of politicians who promise one thing on the campaign trail and deliver something else after they’re

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Redefining The Republican Party

Redefining The Republican Party

Michael Kurth February 16, 2017 Comments Off on Redefining The Republican Party

Donald Trump is now officially the 45th president of the United States, and he is wasting no time using the “pen and phone” he inherited from Barack Obama. In his first week in the

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