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The Stockholm Syndrome

The Stockholm Syndrome

Michael Kurth April 20, 2018 Comments Off on The Stockholm Syndrome

With tensions between the United States and North Korea at an alarming level over North Korea’s growing nuclear capability, North and South Korea have suddenly started talking to each other. In fact, things are

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Trump’s Tariffs

Trump’s Tariffs

Michael Kurth April 5, 2018 Comments Off on Trump’s Tariffs

The Cost of Saving Jobs President Trump recently signed a proclamation imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. He was able to bypass Congress by claiming his action was for national security. But it

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Help From The Government

Help From The Government

Michael Kurth March 15, 2018 Comments Off on Help From The Government

The Unintended Consequences Of Good Intentions An old proverb says the road to hell is paved with good intentions. If that’s the case, there must be a six-lane expressway paved with good intensions leading

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Republican Tax Plan: Will It Work?

Republican Tax Plan: Will It Work?

Michael Kurth February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Republican Tax Plan: Will It Work?

I am writing this on the eve of President Trump’s second State of the Union address to Congress. I don’t know what he will say in his speech, but everyone expects him to praise

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Mardi Gras Time In The Lake Area

Mardi Gras Time In The Lake Area

Michael Kurth February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Mardi Gras Time In The Lake Area

Recently, my wife and I attended the 12th Night celebration at the Civic Center, which marks the start of Mardi Gras season. It was quite a show. Lake Charles has the second-largest Mardi Gras

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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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