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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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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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Cultural Appropriation And The Intolerant Left

Cultural Appropriation And The Intolerant Left

Michael Kurth November 16, 2018 Comments Off on Cultural Appropriation And The Intolerant Left

Megyn Kelly was recently fired by NBC. The stated reason was that in an on-air round table discussion about appropriate Halloween costumes, Kelly seemingly defended “cultural appropriation” when she noted that wearing “blackface” or

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Do Campaign Slogans Matter?

Do Campaign Slogans Matter?

Michael Kurth September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Do Campaign Slogans Matter?

  Pundits have cited many factors for Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election: the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Trump’s use of Twitter and social media in general; low

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