Opinion

Unbalanced News

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In 1978 I walked out of ULM with a diploma and family in hand, boarded a plane and left for my new job in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. What a change a few years makes.

Living in uncertain times

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I have suspended my weekly columns that have appeared in over 80 newspapers in Louisiana, for the next few months, just to give this “old guy” a break.

La. DA uses program to fund his foundation - Part 10

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This is part 10 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.

We’re on a roll

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America as a country has done a very good job of fighting the COVID-19 virus. We took the most vibrant peace-time economy in the history of the world and stopped it in its’ tracks.

Our pandemic is nothing new

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Our current pandemic is of Biblical proportions from the point of view that it has aggressively spread across a modern world with dramatic speed. We tend to lull ourselves to sleep and think that we are indestructible due to a modern living condition that far surpasses anything the world has ever witnessed. As modern as we are and as privileged as we believe we are, a small microscopic bug, a virus, has greatly thwarted the most robust economy in the history of the world. The term pandemic is not a general term but is defined as a disease that has crossed international boundaries.

America has changed

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In only a matter of days, what was once a generally stable, prosperous, independent nation filled with everyday people just grinding it out on a daily basis to raise their family and have a little fun in the process has turned into something much different.