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Government Megatrends

Government Megatrends

Michael Kurth August 15, 2019 Comments Off on Government Megatrends

Megatrends are sustained changes that shape our future. Globalization, urbanization, the application of technology, climate change and development of new energy sources are often cited as megatrends.  When it comes to government, I believe

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Trump And The Federal Reserve

Trump And The Federal Reserve

Michael Kurth August 5, 2019 Comments Off on Trump And The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve System, often referred to simply as “the Fed,” is our nation’s central bank. As such, it has a great deal of influence over interest rates and the amount of money circulating

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It’s The Economy

It’s The Economy

Michael Kurth July 19, 2019 Comments Off on It’s The Economy

How Would A Recession Affect The 2020 Election? Three stories on my cell phone news app caught my attention today. The first was that the stock market set a new record high; the second

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The Politics of Impeachment

The Politics of Impeachment

Michael Kurth June 20, 2019 Comments Off on The Politics of Impeachment

When the Democrats took control of the House in the mid-term elections, I thought they might swiftly pass articles of impeachment against President Trump. They had the votes to do it,  but their leaders

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Bass Of A Lifetime

Bass Of A Lifetime

Michael Kurth May 2, 2019 Comments Off on Bass Of A Lifetime

Spring has sprung, and it is a great time to get out in the great outdoors. If you enjoy the thrill of fishing, this is your prime time. After the cold weather has finally

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Suicide Victims

Suicide Victims

Michael Kurth May 2, 2019 Comments Off on Suicide Victims

And The Painful Search For Answers By Michael Kurth The media has recently begun to focus a spotlight on the increasing number of suicides across the nation.  The number of suicides has increased approximately

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The Right To Life

The Right To Life

Michael Kurth February 21, 2019 Comments Off on The Right To Life

On Jan. 22, my wife Cathy and I participated in the Lake Charles March for Life. It was a chilly January evening with a forecast calling for rain, yet around 1,000 people showed up

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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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