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Ukraine’s Struggle For Independence

Ukraine’s Struggle For Independence

Michael Kurth May 6, 2022 Comments Off on Ukraine’s Struggle For Independence

To justify his recent invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin claimed “The Ukraine” is historically part of Russia and the Russian and Ukrainian people are one and the same. Most Ukrainians, however, would disagree with

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Putin’s Russian Empire Goals

Putin’s Russian Empire Goals

Michael Kurth March 24, 2022 Comments Off on Putin’s Russian Empire Goals

Many pundits explain Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as Putin wanting to restore the Soviet Union. I believe they’re wrong. In a rambling hour-long speech to the Russian people on the eve of the invasion,

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The Cold War Revisited

The Cold War Revisited

Michael Kurth March 4, 2022 Comments Off on The Cold War Revisited

With Russian troops massed along the border with Ukraine ready to pounce, some political pundits are suggesting that NATO is provoking the crisis by trying to expand into Ukraine and Putin is just defending

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Climate Change: A Historical Perspective

Climate Change: A Historical Perspective

Michael Kurth February 11, 2022 Comments Off on Climate Change: A Historical Perspective

The evidence is clear that over the last 150 years, the earth’s climate has become warmer. This has led environmentalists to demand governments take action to halt global warming and “save the planet.” But

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What Kind Of Year Will 2022 Be?

What Kind Of Year Will 2022 Be?

Michael Kurth January 21, 2022 Comments Off on What Kind Of Year Will 2022 Be?

Will 2022 be a good year? That depends on how one judges years. Sometimes we judge them on a personal basis: for example, 1964 is etched in my memory because it is the year

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The Art Of The Fart

The Art Of The Fart

Michael Kurth December 9, 2021 Comments Off on The Art Of The Fart

In Defense of Joe Biden And Old Men A month ago, I was about to write my column on replacing the income tax with a national sales tax and abolishing the IRS.  Then something

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42nd Street: Tapping The Blues Away

42nd Street: Tapping The Blues Away

Michael Kurth October 28, 2021 Comments Off on 42nd Street: Tapping The Blues Away

I was going to write my Lagniappe column about replacing the income tax with a national sales tax and abolishing the IRS, but something more important has come up. My wife, Cathy, will be

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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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