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What Voters Are Concerned About

What Voters Are Concerned About

Michael Kurth January 24, 2019 Comments Off on What Voters Are Concerned About

If you tuned into Fox News, you might think the only thing voters care about is building Trump’s big, beautiful wall all along our southern border. If you switch over to CNN, all they

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Tips For A Happy Holiday Season

Tips For A Happy Holiday Season

Michael Kurth January 11, 2019 Comments Off on Tips For A Happy Holiday Season

With today’s political polarization, family get-togethers can be trying events. And the holidays are no exception. So I thought I would offer Lagniappe readers some tips for keeping the holidays happy and political arguments

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The Economics Of The Border Wall

The Economics Of The Border Wall

Michael Kurth December 21, 2018 Comments Off on The Economics Of The Border Wall

The signature pledge of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was that he would build a “big, beautiful wall” along our entire border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. It had tremendous appeal to his

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Cultural Appropriation And The Intolerant Left

Cultural Appropriation And The Intolerant Left

Michael Kurth November 16, 2018 Comments Off on Cultural Appropriation And The Intolerant Left

Megyn Kelly was recently fired by NBC. The stated reason was that in an on-air round table discussion about appropriate Halloween costumes, Kelly seemingly defended “cultural appropriation” when she noted that wearing “blackface” or

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Do Campaign Slogans Matter?

Do Campaign Slogans Matter?

Michael Kurth September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Do Campaign Slogans Matter?

  Pundits have cited many factors for Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election: the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Trump’s use of Twitter and social media in general; low

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The Midterms: What’s At Stake

The Midterms: What’s At Stake

Michael Kurth August 16, 2018 Comments Off on The Midterms: What’s At Stake

In three months, voters will cast their ballots in the midterm elections. Locally, all 15 School Board seats will be on the ballot, although only four are being challenged. The towns of DeQuincy, Westlake

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A Night At The Symphony

A Night At The Symphony

Michael Kurth August 2, 2018 Comments Off on A Night At The Symphony

My wife Cathy and I recently went to see the Lake Charles Symphony’s thoroughly entertaining production of “Shaken Not Stirred — The Music of James Bond.” The Symphony performed with Jeans ‘N’ Classics: a

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The Yield Curve And Recession

The Yield Curve And Recession

Michael Kurth July 19, 2018 Comments Off on The Yield Curve And Recession

According to President Trump, we are in the midst of a tremendous economic expansion that “in many ways [makes this] the greatest economy in the HISTORY of America.” There is no question that investment

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The Perils Of A Trade War

The Perils Of A Trade War

Michael Kurth July 5, 2018 Comments Off on The Perils Of A Trade War

Shortly after President Trump took office, he told reporters he had asked his staff to find a country where we actually do well in foreign trade and there wasn’t any. “It’s just losses with

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The Plight of the Asylum-Seekers

The Plight of the Asylum-Seekers

Michael Kurth May 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Plight of the Asylum-Seekers

Recently, a group of about 200 Central Americans arrived at the U.S. border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, vowing to wait there until they were granted asylum in the United States. But that’s not how

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