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Wed
06
Aug
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GUEST EDITORIAL

The feds sure do know how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Louisiana is on the verge of a manufacturing renaissance not seen around here in a generation. The robust economic growth we anxiously await has the potential to dramatically improve the opportunities for countless working Louisiana people. 
 
Wed
30
Jul
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GUEST EDITORIAL

Is a handout really the best way to give a leg up? That is the question we have asked ourselves since President Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America” 50 years ago and jumpstarted a massive increase in government social programs 
 

 

Wed
23
Jul
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GUEST EDITORIAL

The dog days of summer are here. July and August typically are the months where we Americans take our foot off the gas. The kids are out of school. Most professional sports  are on break, with the exception of mid-season baseball and the occasional golf tournament
 
Wed
16
Jul
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THE OLE CABINET MAN

WHAT …. , you may ask, in the world are you talking about? Well, last night I was sitting on my back deck with the ceiling fan on, a big citronella candle burning, and an iced down adult beverage. It was so relaxing to watch the fireflies and listen to the locusts and tree frogs and the evening was cool for early July
 
Wed
16
Jul
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GUEST EDITORIAL

Sometimes we just overcomplicate things. Critics of former President George W. Bush accused him of many things over the years, but overcomplicating government was  not one of them. He was pretty easy to figure out. He never saw a tax he didn’t want to cut or a terrorist he didn’t want to bring to justice 
 
Wed
09
Jul
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GUEST EDITORIAL

Have you ever heard of Ernesto Miranda? Maybe not, but I bet you are familiar with the rights associated with his last name. Ernesto was the plaintiff in the landmark case Miranda v. Arizona (1966), in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a person arrested in this country must be granted certain rights known as the “Miranda rights.” 
 
Wed
02
Jul
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GUEST EDITORIAL

Americans love a good underdog story. The latest example of this is playing out now in the World Cup, where the quest for the gritty,  underdog American team to overcome low expectations and long odds has captivated many sports fans across the nation that usually ignore the sport 
 
Wed
18
Jun
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GUEST EDITORIAL

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” I don’t know if the 19th-century American writer Elbert Hubbard was a dad, but if he was, I am pretty sure he said that quote shortly after returning from a family vacation to the beach
 
Wed
11
Jun
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GUEST EDITORIAL

A bad trade can haunt a team for a very long time. For decades, any Red Sox fan would readily tell you about “The Curse of the Bambino” that haunted their team as a result of trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees for cash back in 1919. For the next 86 years, the Yankees won 27 titles before the Red Sox finally broke “the curse” when they won the 2004 World Series
 
Wed
04
Jun
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GUEST EDITORIAL

"Turn out the lights, the party's over." Years ago, Don “Dandy Don” Meredith used to sing these old Willie Nelson lyrics in the final moments of a Monday Night Football game once the losing team was out of options and the outcome was obvious to all. Dandy Don knew exactly when to let this song fly to let that national audience know that the game was, for all intents and purposes, over.  

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