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Family Matters

Family Matters

Michael Kurth August 6, 2020 Comments Off on Family Matters

In case anyone noticed, I missed the deadline for my last Lagniappe column. Our household has been in a bit of a turmoil recently. My wife’s mother, “Poochie” Dowers, passed away two weeks ago.

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A Tale Of Two Kittens

A Tale Of Two Kittens

Michael Kurth July 2, 2020 Comments Off on A Tale Of Two Kittens

With our nation polarized as it faces multiple crises, I wanted to write about something light and non-political that would not cause me to lose any friends. Maybe something about family matters.  The following

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The Economy After The Shutdown

The Economy After The Shutdown

Michael Kurth June 18, 2020 Comments Off on The Economy After The Shutdown

After eight weeks of quarantining and social distancing, it is nice to see some measure of normalcy return as the state begins to relax restrictions on businesses, allowing some to open back up under

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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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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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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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