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Trump And The Republican Future

Trump And The Republican Future

Michael Kurth March 25, 2021 Comments Off on Trump And The Republican Future

When Donald Trump spoke to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), he was largely addressing his core supporters, and he made three things very clear: first, he has no intention of forming a

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Now We Need Unity

Now We Need Unity

Michael Kurth May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Now We Need Unity

When residents of Lake Charles went to the polls to choose a new mayor, two candidates were on the ballot: Nic Hunter, a businessman and police juror, and Wilford Carter, a former judge and

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Federalism And Santuary Cities

Federalism And Santuary Cities

Michael Kurth March 2, 2017 Comments Off on Federalism And Santuary Cities

President Trump appears determined to fulfill his campaign promises.  That is an admirable goal: American voters are tired of politicians who promise one thing on the campaign trail and deliver something else after they’re

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Trump Won It Or Hillary Lost It?

Trump Won It Or Hillary Lost It?

Michael Kurth December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Trump Won It Or Hillary Lost It?

The presidential election turned out to be a real shocker. Now President-Elect Donald Trump is busy putting together his cabinet, while the Democrats are still trying to wrap their minds around what happened. It

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It’s Christmas In Washington

It’s Christmas In Washington

Michael Kurth September 15, 2016 Comments Off on It’s Christmas In Washington

If you listen to the two major candidates running for president, you might think that on Nov. 9 a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer is going to depart Washington, D.C., loaded with presents for

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TRUMP: I CAN MAKE THE SAINTS GREAT AGAIN

TRUMP: I CAN MAKE THE SAINTS GREAT AGAIN

Michael Kurth March 17, 2016 Comments Off on TRUMP: I CAN MAKE THE SAINTS GREAT AGAIN

Before Donald Trump decided to run for president of the United States, there was another job he coveted. An anonymous Lagniappe reader sent me a transcript of a phone conversation between Trump and New

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MY EUROPEAN VACATION: PART III

MY EUROPEAN VACATION: PART III

Michael Kurth September 17, 2015 Comments Off on MY EUROPEAN VACATION: PART III

My last column ended with my wife, Cathy, and I stuck in a tunnel outside Innsbruck, Austria, when our high-speed train from Venice to Munich broke down. The train was scheduled to arrive in

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REMEMBERING THE U.S.S. LIBERTY

REMEMBERING THE U.S.S. LIBERTY

Michael Kurth June 18, 2015 0

Memorial Day is for remembering those killed or wounded in service to our country. Forty-eight years ago, 34 sailors were killed and 171 wounded when the U.S.S. Liberty was attacked by Israeli war planes

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Gifts You Won’t Find In Stores

Gifts You Won’t Find In Stores

Michael Kurth December 18, 2014 0

Each year, I write a column about Christmas gifts that are not found in any store, or even on any website. For example, Christmas came early this year for five million undocumented workers, when

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