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Posts From Sen. Conrad Appel

    APPEL: On Pearl Harbor Day

APPEL: On Pearl Harbor Day

“Pride cometh before a fall” – of all of my Mom’s wisdom, I remember this expression more than any other. As we remember Pearl Harbor Day it is really important that

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    APPEL: It’s Our Poverty Of Values That Drives The Crime Epidemic

APPEL: It’s Our Poverty Of Values That Drives The Crime Epidemic

Mr. Robert Mann has written an op-ed at the Times-Picayune decrying the injustice that modern society has perpetrated upon the poor by not providing better free criminal defense services. To the

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    APPEL: Why Common Core?

APPEL: Why Common Core?

My friends ask why I am such a passionate defender of Common Core State Standards. Why am I willing to take a stand that seemingly flies in the face of

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    APPEL: On Small Business, And Growth

APPEL: On Small Business, And Growth

I have been a small businessman for forty years.  Most folks hear the expression “small business” and do not really understand what it means and how government policies, based upon

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    APPEL: Bob Mann Doth Protest Too Much

APPEL: Bob Mann Doth Protest Too Much

For perhaps the first time ever, but for different reasons, I am in agreement with a recent Times-Picayune editorial by Robert Mann. In his piece he laments the lack of economic

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    APPEL: Rand Paul Misses The Mark On Detroit

APPEL: Rand Paul Misses The Mark On Detroit

Senator Rand Paul has a new plan to save Detroit or, more likely, to attract Republican voters to the good Senator. On the surface the plan sounds good; don’t take

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APPEL: The Significance Of Dealey Plaza, 1963

  APPEL: The Significance Of Dealey Plaza, 1963

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a seminal event in the history of our country, but not for

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APPEL: Trust

  APPEL: Trust

In a debate with a leading Democrat last year I made the point that to a great extent we Republicans

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Appel: Five Years

  Appel: Five Years

Five years ago the United States entered into a recession not unlike the many business cycle recessions that always plague

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APPEL: Louisiana’s School Vouchers Under The Heel Of Obamaism’s Boot

  APPEL: Louisiana’s School Vouchers Under The Heel Of Obamaism’s Boot

I have always adhered to the maxim that history is prologue. Viewed from a historical perspective, the recently filed Department

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APPEL: At Last, The Truth Is Confirmed

  APPEL: At Last, The Truth Is Confirmed

In an interview this week with PBS, Harry Reid revealed that Obamacare is not now, nor was it ever, the

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APPEL: The Majority Has Rights, Too

  APPEL: The Majority Has Rights, Too

In our current political climate, much has been spoken and written about the preservation of the civil rights of individuals

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APPEL: On Bob Mann’s Defense Of Failure In Public Education

  APPEL: On Bob Mann’s Defense Of Failure In Public Education

Times Picayune editorial writer Bob Mann, in his Sunday column, has demonstrated the divide between those who are trying to

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APPEL: Louisiana Has To Start Focusing On Quality In Higher Education

  APPEL: Louisiana Has To Start Focusing On Quality In Higher Education

The key to prosperity for all of Louisiana’s citizens lies in the growth of family wealth. Nothing short of a

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Louisiana’s Children Won The Education Reform Battle Last Week

  Louisiana’s Children Won The Education Reform Battle Last Week

Last week marked the end of one of the most acrimonious legislative fights in the modern history of Louisiana. This

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On Education, The Status Quo Must Go

  On Education, The Status Quo Must Go

Louisiana has failed generations of its young citizens by allowing a failed system of education to continue! This is a

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