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Lessons From Afghanistan

Lessons From Afghanistan

Michael Kurth September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Lessons From Afghanistan

Many people were shocked at how quickly the Taliban took over the government of Afghanistan once the United States drew down its forces and prepared to pull out and end our 20-year occupation of

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Federalism And The Federal Debt

Federalism And The Federal Debt

Michael Kurth July 15, 2021 Comments Off on Federalism And The Federal Debt

Most discussion of our soaring fed-eral debt (now more than $28 trillion) is focused on financial issues such as how much debt is too much for a country (it is now 110 percent of

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The New Economics Of The Left

The New Economics Of The Left

admin June 3, 2021 Comments Off on The New Economics Of The Left

If you want to understand the economic policies of the Biden administration, do not dig up your macroeconomics textbook from your college days because the monetary and fiscal policies of the current administration are

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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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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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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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Post-Election Analysis

Post-Election Analysis

Michael Kurth November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Post-Election Analysis

On Oct. 12, Louisianans went to the polls and cast their ballots for candidates for state and local offices. It was the first stage in Louisiana’s electoral process, in which candidates who receive more

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What In The World is Going On?

What In The World is Going On?

Michael Kurth October 3, 2019 Comments Off on What In The World is Going On?

A great deal that is comment-worthy happened in the first two weeks of September. To begin with, President Trump cancelled a meeting at Camp David with leaders of the Taliban to discuss the withdrawal

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