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    WAGUESPACK: Anonymous Sources

WAGUESPACK: Anonymous Sources

As the pressure mounts on the media for social media clicks and reader attention in a highly competitive marketplace, anonymous sources have become more frequently used by some writers to

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    WAGUESPACK: A New Beginning For Louisiana’s Incarceration Policy

WAGUESPACK: A New Beginning For Louisiana’s Incarceration Policy

This weekend, Christians all over the world will be celebrating the most important holiday of the church calendar. It marks the resurrection of Jesus, who died for our sins and

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    WAGUESPACK: The Same Old Game Plan

WAGUESPACK: The Same Old Game Plan

It’s time to face the truth we have long avoided: Louisiana cannot tax, spend and mandate its way to prosperity. For decades, one politician after another has tried every idea

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    WAGUESPACK: Here We Go Again

WAGUESPACK: Here We Go Again

Here we go again. In just a few weeks, the Legislature will be back in session. It has only been a month or so since they met and addressed the

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    WAGUESPACK: Thinking Outside The Box

WAGUESPACK: Thinking Outside The Box

In the 1970’s, management consultants started using a new metaphor to convince companies they needed to think about their problems and potential solutions in a whole new way. To illustrate

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    WAGUESPACK: Government Spending’s Burden Of Proof

WAGUESPACK: Government Spending’s Burden Of Proof

In the United States, an individual is considered innocent until the government proves them guilty by a specified burden of proof. The rationale for this fundamental principle seems clear: an

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WAGUESPACK: Take The Time To Do It Right

  WAGUESPACK: Take The Time To Do It Right

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four

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WAGUESPACK: Lucy, The Football And Our Declining Public Schools

  WAGUESPACK: Lucy, The Football And Our Declining Public Schools

Charles M. Schulz, the creator and lead illustrator for the Peanuts cartoon for fifty years, passed away in 2000 at

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WAGUESPACK: The Hunt Is On

  WAGUESPACK: The Hunt Is On

I was reminded this past weekend about one of the many reasons why it is great to live in Louisiana.

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WAGUESPACK: Government’s Kodak Moment

  WAGUESPACK: Government’s Kodak Moment

Want to find out what is going on in the world? The days of rushing to your doorstep to grab

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WAGUESPACK: So Long, Stephen

  WAGUESPACK: So Long, Stephen

A successful Louisiana era ended this week when Stephen Moret packed up his beautiful family and moved to Virginia. He

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WAGUESPACK: Goodbye To The Elections, Hello To The Same Old Problems

  WAGUESPACK: Goodbye To The Elections, Hello To The Same Old Problems

The election is over, and it is time to get to work. Well, sort of. Now that we have a

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WAGUESPACK: Plenty Of Fodder For Pondering

  WAGUESPACK: Plenty Of Fodder For Pondering

The Trump train is chugging along in DC as his transition plans begin to take shape. Cabinet hires are being

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WAGUESPACK: There Really Shouldn’t Be Any Disagreement Over What A Monster Fidel Castro Was

  WAGUESPACK: There Really Shouldn’t Be Any Disagreement Over What A Monster Fidel Castro Was

Let’s face it; it seems all we do is disagree these days. Whether the topic is the national elections, the role

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WAGUESPACK: It’s The Economy, Stupid

  WAGUESPACK: It’s The Economy, Stupid

In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected to be the 42nd President of the United States by riding a tidal wave

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WAGUESPACK: Trick Or Treat

  WAGUESPACK: Trick Or Treat

Halloween has come and gone…or has it? We are still surrounded by scary characters belting out bone-rattling sounds that send

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WAGUESPACK: The Scores Are In

  WAGUESPACK: The Scores Are In

Last week, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) released its annual legislative scorecard, now available at www.labi.org. Each

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WAGUESPACK: Small Business Recovery Is No Small Matter

  WAGUESPACK: Small Business Recovery Is No Small Matter

In August, Louisiana experienced a flooding event of historic proportions. Estimates are that 109,000 housing units were damaged, 20,000 businesses

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WAGUESPACK: Looking For Stories Of Good News

  WAGUESPACK: Looking For Stories Of Good News

Politics and sports have always been two of my favorite pastimes. Unfortunately, only one word can sum them up thus

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