Opinion

Back in the saddle in Union Parish

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My husband’s current show “For the Love of Horses,” which has reopened at the Union Museum of History and Art, brings back reflections of my own dealings with horses during childhood.

Leaders fiddle as America burns

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In ancient Rome there was a leader named Nero. He was a leader that had lost touch with the citizens and what it took to govern in an efficient manner.

LABI has education recommendations

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The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) recently released policy recommendations to help stabilize public education and address the dire workforce needs facing our state as Louisiana phases out of the initial response to COVID-19.

Remember America's heroes

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“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”

America at a Crossroads

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As we look to the future of our great and noble nation, America is facing a great dilemma. At this time, we are at a crossroads of what America will look like 20 years from today. The legacy we leave for our children and grandchildren is in the hands of the citizens of the United States today.

There are better ways

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New Orleans residents were shocked last week when Mayor LaToya Cantrell revealed that the city would request businesses to keep a record of every customer entering their establishments. Civil rights groups, such as ACLU of Louisiana, raised concerns, saying the program must be “voluntary, transparent and respectful to people’s privacy rights.” It’s no surprise that the outrage this policy generated led Mayor Cantrell to back off this policy, and instead, follow the state’s lead.

When ‘necessities’ became necessary

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As I continue waiting on my two industrial-size toilet paper rolls to arrive from Amazon, and as “out of stock” still sporadically pops up on Walmart.com, my thoughts have turned to the history of the human race.

Testing Testing Testing

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The United States has been in a Federal national emergency that transitioned to a state-by-state lock down. This has been in place for several months and the American spirit is anxious to get the country back on a normal footing; an open economy.

Remember the memories

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I just opened a graduation announcement. Not an invitation with a day, time, and place…an announcement. It is my best friend’s daughter and she is a stunning, blonde beauty with legs that should be insured and a smile that will no doubt open any door she wishes when she realizes the power it possesses.

La. DA uses program to fund his foundation - Part 11

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This is part 11 in a multi-part series about questionable behavior in Calcasieu Parish, reprinted from The Washington Post. The L.A.C.E. program is statewide and has been criticized and found to have many issues all across the state.