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Illegal Drug Trade In Afghanistan

Illegal Drug Trade In Afghanistan

Michael Kurth October 8, 2021 Comments Off on Illegal Drug Trade In Afghanistan

What The Media Are Not Telling Us … I am writing this column on Sept. 11, twenty years after Al Qaeda terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing 2,977

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Lessons From Afghanistan

Lessons From Afghanistan

Michael Kurth September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Lessons From Afghanistan

Many people were shocked at how quickly the Taliban took over the government of Afghanistan once the United States drew down its forces and prepared to pull out and end our 20-year occupation of

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The Value Of Kittens And Worms

The Value Of Kittens And Worms

Michael Kurth August 26, 2021 Comments Off on The Value Of Kittens And Worms

About a year ago, I wrote a column about two little kittens that Bandit, our 110-pound boxer, found in our backyard. They appeared to be about a month old, and someone had just dumped

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Federalism And The Federal Debt

Federalism And The Federal Debt

Michael Kurth August 5, 2021 Comments Off on Federalism And The Federal Debt

Most discussion of our soaring federal debt (now more than $28 trillion) is focused on financial issues such as how much debt is too much for a country (it is now 110 percent of

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Federalism And The Federal Debt

Federalism And The Federal Debt

Michael Kurth July 15, 2021 Comments Off on Federalism And The Federal Debt

Most discussion of our soaring fed-eral debt (now more than $28 trillion) is focused on financial issues such as how much debt is too much for a country (it is now 110 percent of

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Trump And The Republican Future

Trump And The Republican Future

Michael Kurth March 25, 2021 Comments Off on Trump And The Republican Future

When Donald Trump spoke to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), he was largely addressing his core supporters, and he made three things very clear: first, he has no intention of forming a

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The Case For Proportional Representation

The Case For Proportional Representation

Michael Kurth March 4, 2021 Comments Off on The Case For Proportional Representation

Our nation has become politically polarized. Despite President Biden’s promise to unify the country, millions of voters in the middle of the political spectrum are watching in dismay as extreme elements of both major

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Can We Bridge The Political Divide?

Can We Bridge The Political Divide?

Michael Kurth February 11, 2021 Comments Off on Can We Bridge The Political Divide?

Last January, I wrote my column for Lagniappe about the polarization of politics in the United States. I was born in 1946, making me one of the first “baby-boomers.” As I was growing up,

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In Memory Of Vic And Terry Stelly

In Memory Of Vic And Terry Stelly

Michael Kurth January 21, 2021 Comments Off on In Memory Of Vic And Terry Stelly

The day after Christmas, Cathy and I lost two good friends, and Southwest Louisiana lost great citizens, when Vic Stelly and his wife, Terry, passed away from COVID-19 within hours of each other. We

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Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Michael Kurth December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Christmas 2020

Each December I write a tongue-in-cheek column about Christmas gifts I think fit the times but that you won’t find in any stores or even online.  For example, one of my gifts last year

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