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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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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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