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Statewide School Closures

Statewide School Closures

Michael Kurth April 2, 2020 Comments Off on Statewide School Closures

Is It The Right Move? On March 13, Gov. Edwards announced, without advance notice, that he was closing all schools in the state until April 13. Apparently he took this action because of a

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Coronavirus: Part II

Coronavirus: Part II

Michael Kurth March 19, 2020 Comments Off on Coronavirus: Part II

How Does It Compare To The Flu? By Michael Kurth Four weeks ago I devoted my column in Lagniappe to the coronavirus (bestofswla.com/2020/02/20/how-dangerous-is-the-coronavirus). I said its symptoms were like a bad case of the

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How Airplanes Fly

How Airplanes Fly

Michael Kurth March 5, 2020 Comments Off on How Airplanes Fly

The Case Against Multiple Choice Tests I taught a lot of students in my 30 years at McNeese. On two separate occasions last month, a former student introduced himself. Both said, “and I still

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How Dangerous Is The Coronavirus?

How Dangerous Is The Coronavirus?

Michael Kurth February 20, 2020 Comments Off on How Dangerous Is The Coronavirus?

While people in the United States were spellbound by the impeachment of President Trump (not), around the rest of the world there was growing concern about the rapid spread of a new coronavirus that

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Why is America So Polarized?

Why is America So Polarized?

Michael Kurth February 6, 2020 Comments Off on Why is America So Polarized?

With the impending impeachment trial of President Trump and the presidential election this fall, the United States appears more politically polarized than at any time since the Civil War.  The article that follows is

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Lessons From Watergate

Lessons From Watergate

Michael Kurth January 23, 2020 Comments Off on Lessons From Watergate

In the summer of 1972, I was living in the Washington, D.C. area when Richard Nixon was running for re-election against George McGovern, a far-left senator for South Dakota. My first wife, Jette, and

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The Re-Election Of Gov. Edwards

The Re-Election Of Gov. Edwards

Michael Kurth December 5, 2019 Comments Off on The Re-Election Of Gov. Edwards

Louisianans just re-elected John Bel Edwards as their governor. It was a close race that drew a great deal of national attention, including three visits to the state by President Trump — who won

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The True Believer

The True Believer

Michael Kurth November 21, 2019 Comments Off on The True Believer

Understanding Trump’s Base Congressional Democrats are about to wrap up their investigation into President Trump’s foreign policy dealings with Ukraine and the possibility he withheld needed military aid approved by Congress in an effort

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Post-Election Analysis

Post-Election Analysis

Michael Kurth November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Post-Election Analysis

On Oct. 12, Louisianans went to the polls and cast their ballots for candidates for state and local offices. It was the first stage in Louisiana’s electoral process, in which candidates who receive more

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What Might Impeachment Mean?

What Might Impeachment Mean?

Michael Kurth October 17, 2019 Comments Off on What Might Impeachment Mean?

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the Democrat controlled House of Representatives, recently announced she was launching a formal inquiry into impeaching President Trump. The first thing to understand about this is that impeachment does not

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