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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
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Posted Aug 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I find bitcoin such an oddity that I have somewhat of mental block when it comes to the subject. Frankly, bitcoin just seems too fantastical for me.

Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent grows.

Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Singapore has an unlikely ally in the struggle to produce food. A unit of the Japanese conglomerate Panasonic has kicked off the first licensed indoor vegetable farm in Singapore and is now growing and selling the produce to a chain of Japanese...

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Our newspapers and TV newscasts are full of conflicts, both statistical and otherwise, some of which make no sense at all. For instance:

Posted Aug 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I daresay that most of us — at one time or another — have had to find a way to make our last $100 stretch until the next payday. During my college years, it was something that I definitely became an expert at doing. But these days, just...

Posted Aug 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, has stumbled into the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. From the tragic homicide of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, at the hands of the police, to the large-scale protests—peaceful and violent — to the...

Posted Aug 15, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The World Health Organization has officially declared the Ebola virus an international health emergency.

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I’m missing a lot. You probably are, too.Times moves quickly. There are many things to do. Not all of them can be done.

Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Here we go again in the Mideast. We needed to go to Iraq in 1990 in order to protect the small nation of Kuwait. We went in 2003 was an exercise in bad judgment. We didn’t know it at the time, but history tells us the truth of that situation.

Posted Aug 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Back to school anxiety has hit its peak at my house. And it is not all coming from my seven-year-old.

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