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The Louisiana Comeback Starts Now by Jeff Crouere

The state of Louisiana is blessed with an abundance of natural resources and attractions. The state’s largest city, New Orleans, is the birthplace of Jazz, a 305-year-old gem with a rich history. It is the home of the French Quarter, Mardi Gras, countless festivals, beautiful architecture, and many of the best restaurants in the world. […]

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Joe Manchin Shows His True Colors by Jeff Crouere

In announcing a deal with far-left Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), exposed his true ideology once again. Manchin, who balked at supporting the $3 trillion “Build Back Better” legislation, reached an agreement with Schumer after months of negotiations. The $433 billion legislation is erroneously being labeled the “Inflation Reduction

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Working people, politics and Trump — Answer to a reader

Politics is politics, and to paraphrase the remark misattributed to Bismarck, “politics are like making sausages, not a pretty sight.” Trump, bombastic and offensive to some, is using populism and taking advantage of the disaffection and anger of American voters to get elected president. He did not become a successful businessman from idiocy and pomposity,

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Death Taxes — Heavy progressive taxation and the erosion of rights of inheritance

Inheritance and estate taxes (collectively referred to as the “death tax”) are the taxes one must pay to the government to be able to inherit property or money following the death of loved ones. With inheritance taxes, the beneficiary pays the tax before taking possession of the money or property. With the estate tax, the

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The World — Socio-economics and Politics: 2015 update by James I. Ausman, MD, PhD

Six years ago I was asked to address the Western Society of Neurosurgery comparing the candidates for President Barack Obama and John McCain. I was very blunt, but analytical about both, but my comments about Obama were not well received by the liberal audience. Unfortunately, what I said has come true. But people will forget that also. The

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Fighting Lost Causes in the American Civil War

In the celebrated PBS series by Ken Burns, The Civil War (1990), Southern historian Shelby Foote provides excellent anecdotes that embroider the documentary. In one of these vignettes, Foote mentions a dialogue between a Confederate and a Union soldier, in which the latter asks, “Why do you fight?” The Confederate soldier responds, “Because you are

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