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Wed
12
Nov
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GUEST EDITORIAL

Should government run like a business? Those that bow at the altar of big and all-encompassing government to solve every  societal issue usually howl at any thought of government running like a business. These loyalists to
government growth have never seen a problem that more money, programs or mandates could not fix.
 
 
Wed
05
Nov
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Prepare Far Ahead for long-term care Costs

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month – a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better prepared you will be to deal with them
 
Wed
29
Oct
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What in the World is Going On?

by Stephen Waguespack

“It’s the end of the world as we know it.” In 1987, the alternative rock band R.E.M. released this song filled with a fast moving chorus that was difficult to follow but catchy enough to be memorable. The song was not an instant hit in the U.S., but found a loyal following upon its re-release in 1991. While obviously lead vocalist Michael Stipe and his band mates from Athens, Georgia, were wrong about the world’s demise, they were correct that sometimes the stars align in a way where you wonder if the earth is about to spin off its axis.
 
Wed
22
Oct
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Opportunity Abounds for Louisiana Women in STEM

by Stephen Waguespack

Why do people rob banks? Because that is where the money is. While this simple logic has unfortunately encouraged some to pursue a life of crime over the years, there is actually a much more simple and legal way to accomplish this objective: pursue a career in a STEM related field.
 
Wed
08
Oct
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GUEST EDITORIAL

I usually tell my children this, or some variation of it, when I want them to eat a vegetable or skip a soft drink. I explain to them how healthy food can make them grow strong and how too much of the wrong foods are bad for their health. The moral of the story is that you can have great genes; exercise and stay away from all the taboo vices, but if you eat bad stuff you will be sluggish, less effective and fail to meet your potential
 
Wed
01
Oct
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GUEST EDITORIAL

Most kids (and adults) have no idea what they want to be when they grow up. When I ask any of my three boys, I typically hear from my oldest that he wants to teach, while my youngest is determined to be a wide receiver in the NFL and my middle son says he just wants to be a dad.
 
Wed
17
Sep
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GUEST EDITORIAL

This Thursday, at 8:46 a.m. EST, the names of 2,977 innocent men, women, and children murdered by terrorists in the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2011, will be read aloud at the National  September 11 Memorial and Museum commemorating the 13th anniversary of 9/11. On this day we will never forget, more people lost their lives from a foreign attack on our homeland than any other day in our nation’s history. 
 
Wed
03
Sep
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DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

President Teddy Roosevelt would have better luck bear hunting in Tensas Parish these days than he did when he came to the country of cane breaks just after the turn of the century. Rapp Osborn used his “bear” dogs to bay the black creatures for  
 

 

Wed
03
Sep
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GUEST EDITORIAL

 “When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.” The significance of this quote, attributed to Earvin “Magic” Johnson, plays out quite often in our own daily lives. As you recall times throughout your life when you have encountered either personal hardship or professional challenges, you can likely list the people who stepped up to the plate when you needed help the most.
 
Wed
27
Aug
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GUEST EDITORIAL

Will it take “a thousand points of light” or “a village” to describe how Louisiana must prepare for our booming workforce need? The answer likely depends on your political persuasion. In former Vice President George
H. W. Bush’s 1988 campaign for president, he often spoke about the “thousand points of light” that America needed to maximize its potential
 

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