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What Will 2018 Be Like?

What Will 2018 Be Like?

Michael Kurth January 18, 2018 Comments Off on What Will 2018 Be Like?

Once again it’s time to dust off the ol’ crystal ball and take a look at what the new year may bring. Many significant events are likely to unfold in 2018. Will our nuclear

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Nightmare At The North Pole

Nightmare At The North Pole

Michael Kurth January 4, 2018 Comments Off on Nightmare At The North Pole

Every December, I write a column about spoofed Christmas toys. To get some ideas for the column, I give Santa a call at the North Pole and ask him what little boys and girls

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The Kate Steinle Verdict

The Kate Steinle Verdict

Michael Kurth December 21, 2017 Comments Off on The Kate Steinle Verdict

A jury in San Francisco recently acquitted Garcia Zarate of all charges in connection with the death of Kate Steinle, a beautiful 32-year-old woman.  The case had received extraordinary coverage in the press because

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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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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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