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Who Is Paul Manafort?

Who Is Paul Manafort?

Michael Kurth November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Who Is Paul Manafort?

On Monday, Oct. 30, Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate, Rick Gates, surrendered to the Justice Dept. after being indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S.

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Louisiana’s Fiscal Cliff

Louisiana’s Fiscal Cliff

Michael Kurth November 2, 2017 Comments Off on Louisiana’s Fiscal Cliff

John Schroder received more votes that his fellow Republicans in the recent State Treasurer primary, which, in Louisiana, is tantamount to being elected. He ran on a platform of fiscal restraint, cutting waste and

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Tax Reform And National Debt

Tax Reform And National Debt

Michael Kurth October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Tax Reform And National Debt

President Trump recently unveiled the framework of his tax reform plan. The details were sketchy and the blanks — of which there are many — still have to be filled in by congressional tax

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The Economics Of Disaster

The Economics Of Disaster

Michael Kurth October 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Economics Of Disaster

It was impossible to watch our neighbors in Southeast Texas get flooded by Hurricane Harvey and the people of Florida get slammed by Hurricane Irma without thinking back to our own experience with Hurricanes

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Farewell To Fast Eddy

Farewell To Fast Eddy

Michael Kurth September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Farewell To Fast Eddy

The phone call came at 3 am. It was my sister calling to tell me my older brother Eddy had passed away at his home in Saginaw, Mich. It was unexpected, but I was

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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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