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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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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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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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