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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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Can We Bridge The Political Divide?

Can We Bridge The Political Divide?

Michael Kurth February 11, 2021 Comments Off on Can We Bridge The Political Divide?

Last January, I wrote my column for Lagniappe about the polarization of politics in the United States. I was born in 1946, making me one of the first “baby-boomers.” As I was growing up,

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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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Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Michael Kurth December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Christmas 2020

Each December I write a tongue-in-cheek column about Christmas gifts I think fit the times but that you won’t find in any stores or even online.  For example, one of my gifts last year

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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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Coronavirus: Part II

Coronavirus: Part II

Michael Kurth March 19, 2020 Comments Off on Coronavirus: Part II

How Does It Compare To The Flu? By Michael Kurth Four weeks ago I devoted my column in Lagniappe to the coronavirus (bestofswla.com/2020/02/20/how-dangerous-is-the-coronavirus). I said its symptoms were like a bad case of the

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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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