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Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Reform

Michael Kurth March 30, 2017 Comments Off on Healthcare Reform

On the campaign trail, President Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) his first day in office. When asked what he would replace it with, Trump’s standard answer went something

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The Revolt Against Globalization

The Revolt Against Globalization

Michael Kurth March 16, 2017 Comments Off on The Revolt Against Globalization

President Donald Trump has said the central tenant of his movement is to put America first. This is in stark contrast to the globalization we have seen since World War II, and this attitude

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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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Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

Michael Kurth January 19, 2017 Comments Off on Out With The Old, In With The New

The year 2016 was largely consumed by the election from hell, in which voters had to choose between two of the least-liked presidential candidates in U.S. political history: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Trump

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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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My Breakfast With “Oz”

My Breakfast With “Oz”

Michael Kurth November 4, 2016 Comments Off on My Breakfast With “Oz”

Recently, the parish Republicans held a rally at the Civic Center’s lakefront pavilion. A dozen Republican and conservative organizations had booths there, and 14 candidates for office, as well as Attorney General Jeff Landry

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Trump’s Twitter Tirades

Trump’s Twitter Tirades

Michael Kurth October 21, 2016 Comments Off on Trump’s Twitter Tirades

On Sept. 26, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off in the highly anticipated first presidential debate of the 2016 presidential campaign. Most voters are solidly in one camp or the other, but about

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Politics on The Football Field

Politics on The Football Field

Michael Kurth October 7, 2016 Comments Off on Politics on The Football Field

After a year filled with terrorist attacks, race riots, attacks on the police and political vitriol, many Americans were looking forward to football season and rooting for their favorite team, assuming the games would

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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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Who Is More Horrible-er?

Who Is More Horrible-er?

Michael Kurth September 2, 2016 Comments Off on Who Is More Horrible-er?

Donald Trump’s poll numbers have plunged and it’s not because Hillary Clinton is on a roll or enjoying a temporary “post-election bounce.” Clinton has had a horrible three weeks since the Democrat convention and

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