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Stop Whining, Parents!

Why do some parents throw temper tantrums over stupid things like attendance policies and school uniforms? Grow up, guys. You're making the rest of us look bad.

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In Defense of Teachers

As parents, it's easy to think we could do a better job teaching our children than their teachers, but we'd be wrong. Here's why.

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Why the Lake Area Miracle Is a Myth for Most of Us

Over half the people in Lake Charles are living in poverty as the working poor. What's so miraculous about that?

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New I-10 Bridge? Don’t Hold Your Breath

We've heard this all before. Whenever we start yelling too loudly about the bridge, DOTD swoops in and calms us down with promises. Then nothing ever happens.

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No, Louisiana’s Education System Isn’t the Worst in the Nation

If you've seen stories going around about how Louisiana has the worst education system in the nation, don't worry. They're nonsense. Here's why.

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‘Tax-Free’ Weekend Isn’t Tax-Free And Isn’t Worth It

"Tax-Free" Weekend is coming up, but it doesn't really mean much here in Louisiana. We'll still be paying one of the highest sales taxes in the country.

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20 Things You Can Buy With The $20k Clay Higgins Secured For Regional Development

Clay Higgins recently secured $20,000 of federal funds for a SWLA development commission. We could buy exactly one Honda Civic with that. Or 666 voodoo dolls.

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The Sketchy Science Behind DNA Sketches

Will DNA samples replace sketch artists in the pursuit of criminals? I wouldn't hold your breath.

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No Offsite Impact? Our Noses Must Be Lying

We're told the chemical release from CITGO had no offsite impact..so you must not have smelled that smell everyone was smelling when it smelled.

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We Need to Stop Listening and Start Talking, Lake Charles

We've got problems, Lake Charles. We need to stop listening to the PR spin and start talking about solutions.

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Letter Grades Are Failing Louisiana Students

Giving letter grades to students instead of real numbers has made it harder to excel and harder to fail, but easier than ever to be average.

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Living Off The Working Poor

Some businesses thrive in a bad economy, because they capitalize on people who are struggling to make ends meet. We have a lot of them in the Lake Area.

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