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The one-year anniversary of the Great Flood of 2016 has come upon us. One year may seem like a long time for some, but it’s hardly changed the emotions.

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Economic sanctions work better as a symbol than as a solution. The United States government imposed them on Cuba’s Castro regime in 1960, and it’s still in power. We imposed sanctions on Saddam Hussein but had to invade Iraq to remove him. We imposed sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear…

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Seems like we’ve been here before, July giving way to August, unrelenting temperatures, plenty of the R-word and players all over the country donning new and still relatively fresh-and-clean football gear.

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Barack Obama had his share of poor decisions and outright failures. One of his worst moments came during his 2010 State of the Union address. With six justices seated in front of him, he upbraided the Supreme Court for a decision on campaign finance regulation.

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Louisiana elections produce much more than winners and losers. They also generate new insights into the modern political landscape, foreshadow policy debates to come and offer us an opportunity to take the temperature of the electorate on any number of issues. 

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Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland. He is now working on its accuracy, and a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop that missile that can survive re-entry.

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Donald Trump and those around him have made a long series of mistakes stemming from his campaign’s contacts with Russians and subsequent inquiries into the matter, which raise the real possibility of his impeachment. But none of those compares to his biggest blunder: choosing Mike Pence as h…

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“There’s no question but that the president’s naivete with regards to Russia, and his faulty judgment about Russia’s intentions and objectives, has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face. And unfortunately, not having anticipated Russia’s intentions, the president wasn’t a…

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If naysayers needed any additional fuel for their argument that the Comite River Diversion Canal will never be completed, they got it at the July 13 meeting of the Restore Louisiana Task Force.

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Imagine this situation: The United States faces a hostile and possibly deranged dictator ruling an Asian communist state tightly closed off from the outside world. He has developed nuclear weapons and is on the way to building missiles capable of carrying those devices across the Pacific Oce…

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Are you worried about property tax payments that are offset by state credits? So is the Louisiana Legislature, which is why it created a task force last year to tackle the topic.

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Hearing American policymakers talk about regime change is like watching Wile E. Coyote open a package of dynamite he ordered. No matter how clever his scheme, you know that sooner or later, he’ll get blown up. He never seems to figure out that TNT is something to avoid.

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Looking for something to spice up your summer? Tired of the monotony of your nine-to-five job? Are you so leery of what your government can do for you that you’re finally ready to see what you can do for your government? 

  • Follow the Money
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As we wait (at time of printing) for the folks in Washington, D.C. to vote on the newest round of healthcare, and with the Louisiana Legislature having wrapped up, I’m taking this lull around the holidays to drop into the first person and tell a story that always brings a smile to my face.