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Mandatory vehicle should be more effective
Mandatory vehicle insurance laws in Louisiana are clearly not as effective as they should be in assuring that all motorists have at least liability coverage, but a proposed law that would crack dow...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Primary election will be expensive, meaningless
Plans for Louisiana’s 2012 presidential primary elections have been overshadowed during the legislative session by wrangling to balance the brittle state budget, and some political observers are wo...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax veto distracts from bigger issue
For all the Legislature has to deal with in balancing the budget amidst a historic revenue decline, the growing political test of wills over renewing four cents of the tobacco tax makes little real...
Jun 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s Fern Hill Policy
I have always been a fan of the poetry of the iconoclastic Welshman, Dylan Thomas. One of my favorites by him was the poem “Fern Hill.” The poem is a kaleidoscopic rush of vibrant imagery that capt...
Jun 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Addressing sexually transmitted diseases should be higher priority
New reports on sexually transmitted diseases in Louisiana-especially among young people-are alarming and should capture the attention of parents, educators, elected officials, health care providers...
Jun 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sports eligibility bill important
A bill moving through the legislature this year to require high school students to maintain a “C” average to participate in sports programs is long overdue and should provide the impetus for improv...
Jun 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daddy Hit the Long Ball
Dike is a little piece of Texas in Hopkins County sitting six miles north of I-30 on Texas Farm to Market Highway 69. Right after World War II and into the early 50’s, Dike fielded a team in the Ho...
Jun 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jun 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sin tax will generate money to pay for health care costs caused by tobacco products
Louisiana’s tax on cigarettes is one of the lowest in the nation, but efforts in the legislature to increase the taxes and dedicate new revenues to health care programs continue to fail because of ...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surfing the Internet
In looking for interesting things to talk about besides dogs, I decided to surf the Net. I started with the Mississippi River. Hernando De Soto discovered the Mississippi River in 1541. This seems ...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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