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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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What In The World is Going On?

What In The World is Going On?

Michael Kurth October 3, 2019 Comments Off on What In The World is Going On?

A great deal that is comment-worthy happened in the first two weeks of September. To begin with, President Trump cancelled a meeting at Camp David with leaders of the Taliban to discuss the withdrawal

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Recent Events

Recent Events

Michael Kurth September 5, 2019 Comments Off on Recent Events

I usually write my column on a single topic. But several things occurred recently that I believe are worthy of comment.  One is that the nation was shocked when two mass shootings occurred less

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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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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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