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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 True Believer

The True Believer

Michael Kurth November 21, 2019 Comments Off on The True Believer

Understanding Trump’s Base Congressional Democrats are about to wrap up their investigation into President Trump’s foreign policy dealings with Ukraine and the possibility he withheld needed military aid approved by Congress in an effort

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What Might Impeachment Mean?

What Might Impeachment Mean?

Michael Kurth October 17, 2019 Comments Off on What Might Impeachment Mean?

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the Democrat controlled House of Representatives, recently announced she was launching a formal inquiry into impeaching President Trump. The first thing to understand about this is that impeachment does not

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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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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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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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A Night At The Symphony

A Night At The Symphony

Michael Kurth August 2, 2018 Comments Off on A Night At The Symphony

My wife Cathy and I recently went to see the Lake Charles Symphony’s thoroughly entertaining production of “Shaken Not Stirred — The Music of James Bond.” The Symphony performed with Jeans ‘N’ Classics: a

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The Perils Of A Trade War

The Perils Of A Trade War

Michael Kurth July 5, 2018 Comments Off on The Perils Of A Trade War

Shortly after President Trump took office, he told reporters he had asked his staff to find a country where we actually do well in foreign trade and there wasn’t any. “It’s just losses with

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The Plight of the Asylum-Seekers

The Plight of the Asylum-Seekers

Michael Kurth May 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Plight of the Asylum-Seekers

Recently, a group of about 200 Central Americans arrived at the U.S. border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, vowing to wait there until they were granted asylum in the United States. But that’s not how

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