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On February 25 the House of Representatives passed and referred to the Senate the Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206, with 221 Democrats voting to approve. This bill makes major changes to the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act of 1964 that condemned discrimination on the grounds of race, col…

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The fate of one of the state’s 15 casino licenses and the structure of sports betting in Louisiana will both be on the proverbial agenda for the regular session that convenes April 12. And while gaming advocates, lobbyists and attorneys are working overtime to carve out compromises now, the …

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While bills related to the gas tax and our income tax rates will share a sizable portion of the regular session’s centerstage this spring, many lawmakers are endeavoring to place sales tax issues in the spotlight as well.

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A dreadful year of COVID madness, with crazy recommendations such as wearing double masks, is, hopefully, nearing an end. According to Dr. Marty Makary, a health policy expert and surgeon at Johns Hopkins University, the United States is nearing herd immunity, which refers to a situation in …

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Roughly two to three years ago, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy paid a visit to West Monroe to speak to the Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club.

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Louisiana’s Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy’s votes to proceed with an impeachment trial of GOP former Pres. Donald Trump and to convict will affect his political career, perhaps fatally. If so, a major contributor to that extinguishing may come from a spillover effect regarding the state’s ele…

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E PLURIBUS UNUM: literally one from many, one nation created out of many peoples from different countries and cultures. A reminder that we are immigrant people.

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If we left it up to the world to judge matters, Jesus Christ lost. He was found guilty in the world’s trial. He was executed before the world. Convicted and sentenced to death. Doesn’t sound like much of a savior.

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In 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States despite being opposed by the establishment of the Republican Party. After four successful years as President, he received a record-setting 74.2 million votes. Obviously, the vast majority of Republicans strongly supported Presi…

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The past year has created many changes in our lifestyle. From work at home routines and curbside grocery pick-up to Zoom church and family events, we seem more isolated than in the past.

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Without a doubt, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has the market cornered in taking some negative publicity and turning it into an all-out public relations nightmare.

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One essential condition for democratic rule to enhance authentic self-governance is that the majority may not oppress the minority. Indeed, it is the duty of the majority to protect the minority. Democracy degenerates into despotism when a self-righteous majority takes control of the reins o…

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The regular session that convenes April 12 will mark a return to normality for state legislators. Last year representatives and senators were forced to shelve many of their closely-held issues to make room for pandemic policymaking. A towering pile of local bills and pet projects were either…

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Millions of homeowners are facing the ‘Great Dilemma’! Joe has a home he likes but doesn’t love. It does not have many of the things he both wants and needs. However, he loves the location and really likes his neighbors. So, what does Joe do? He can sell and take advantage of the historicall…

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