Commentary

Wed
11
Mar

The Honesty Gap

There may be some poetic justice in the recent revelation that Hillary Clinton, who has made big noises about a "pay gap" between women and men, paid the women on her Senate staff just 72 percent of  what she paid the men.
 
Wed
04
Mar

Giuliani Versus Obama

The firestorm of denunciation of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, for having said that he did not think Barack Obama loved America, is in one sense out of all proportion to that remark — especially at a time when there are much bigger issues, including wars raging, terrorist atrocities and a nuclear Iran on the horizon.
 
Wed
04
Mar

Healthy Lifestyles: Healthy Nutrition Part I

Move your clocks up an hour before going to bed on Saturday. It is Daylight Savings Time!! During the month of March a hot topic will be addressed. Healthy lifestyles are essential for all ages. 
 
Wed
25
Feb

Rep. Ralph Abraham’s Column

It didn’t take long for me to we are here to help. learn that D.C. Mardi Gras week is so much more than banquets and beads. Hundreds of people from home travel to Washington that week for marathon meetings with their elected officials because they know that we’ll all be here. It’s a great opportunity for them to catch the entire delegation in one swing through the capital
 
Wed
25
Feb

Glib 'Happy Talk

When Alfred E. Neuman said "What me worry?" on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But this message was not nearly as funny coming from President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice. In a musical comedy, it would be hilarious to have the president send out his "happy talk" message by someone whose credibility was already thoroughly discredited by her serial lies on television about the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Measles, Vaccines and Autism

The current controversy over whether parents should be forced to have their children vaccinated for measles is one of the painful signs of our times. Measles was virtually wiped out in the United States,  years ago. Why the resurgence of this disease now? 
 
Wed
18
Feb

Depression: Make It Go Away! Part III

Depression has been the topic of interest over the last three weeks and will conclude next week. The purpose of these articles is to educate the community on the many types of mental illness and other  topics beneficial to the community.
You are welcome to share with me any topic you would like to be discussed in this section each week. This series on depression arose from a community member who is suffering from depression. 
 
Wed
11
Feb

Louisiana Farm Bureau Director’s Column

Each spring, recent graduates begin their difficult quest to find gainful employment in their fields, but for those starting 
out in agriculture, it’s a tough time to get in the field   ll year long.
 
 

 

Wed
11
Feb

Depression: Make It Go Away! Part II

Depression can be a debilitating illness leaving those suffering from the illness in a hopeless and helpless position. The illness is treated with antidepressants and  counseling. In some cases the response rate to some antidepressants  is  ffective in only 1 in 3 cases, and 2 in 3 ever respond after repeated treatment. Depression affects nearly 17% of the general  opulation with an estimated cost as much as $83.1 billion for our economy. What are the common causes of depression?
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

Early Presidential Prospects

With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign. Among the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is honing her message to appeal to the mindset of the  eft wing of her party, whose support she will need in her second attempt to get the nomination as the Democrats'  presidential candidate in 2016.
 

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