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The Case For Proportional Representation

The Case For Proportional Representation

Michael Kurth March 4, 2021 Comments Off on The Case For Proportional Representation

Our nation has become politically polarized. Despite President Biden’s promise to unify the country, millions of voters in the middle of the political spectrum are watching in dismay as extreme elements of both major

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In Memory Of Vic And Terry Stelly

In Memory Of Vic And Terry Stelly

Michael Kurth January 21, 2021 Comments Off on In Memory Of Vic And Terry Stelly

The day after Christmas, Cathy and I lost two good friends, and Southwest Louisiana lost great citizens, when Vic Stelly and his wife, Terry, passed away from COVID-19 within hours of each other. We

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Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

Michael Kurth December 10, 2020 Comments Off on Thanksgiving 2020

I’m in my mid-70s, and 2020 has been the worst year I can remember. It started with the impeachment of the president that further divided our already polarized nation. Then came the global pandemic

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Corona Life

Corona Life

Michael Kurth August 20, 2020 Comments Off on Corona Life

I am sitting in my office with my dog Bandit. He and I have been in semi-self-quarantine for the past three months, which is difficult when you have six kids, 12 grandkids and your

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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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