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Garland: Pentagon can't be stupid enough to ask for bonus repayment, right?
America is forcing thousands of soldiers to repay enlistment bonuses decades after going to war. When I read that, I thought, there's gotta be something more to it. The Pentagon and Congress could not be this stupid. GOP Speaker of the House Paul...
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Garland: Should third-party candidates be allowed on debate stage?
Should the Libertarian & Green candidates be allowed to participate in the Presidential debates?   Some are urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to reconsider their policy of allowing only candidates who have an average of 15% in the...
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Garland: Could Facebook swing an American election?
Facebook may have been deliberately suppressing conservative news.  If true, is it legal? Can Facebook be forced to change? My first reaction was "So what?" There's virtually nothing in today's media that isn't biased one...
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Garland: Hokie was a one-of-a-kind man
I was always jealous of those who knew and were close to Hokie Gajan.  I’d see him in the hallways, and occasionally he agreed to venture into the Think Tank.  I knew Hokie was special, because I could see that EVERYBODY thought he was...
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Garland: Why are Jefferson residents happier than Orleans residents?
Why are Jefferson Parish residents so much happier with their quality of life than New Orleanians?   A new UNO poll says people who live in Jefferson Parish are 94% satisfied, while residents in NOLA are only 66% satisfied - and...
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Garland: Atty General Landry takes over coastal lawsuits; now what?
If our state Attorney General takes over coastal lawsuits against oil & gas, will it help the cause of Louisiana parishes or oil and gas? Jeff Landry is taking over coastal lawsuits filed by three parishes against oil and gas firms.  Will that...
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Kennedy to Garland: Audits have already identified $1.7B in waste
The cutting waste versus new revenue debate continued on WWL today with Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy insisting there is a lot for government to gain by running a tighter ship. "The legislative auditor last year did 36 audits,"...
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Gov. Edwards with Garland; tough questions, tough answers on budget
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today said he welcomes proposals for cuts to try and close a budget deficit the governor says is more than $940 million, but repeated his argument that cuts alone won't close the gap. "We cannot simply cut...
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Garland: Arizona has virtually eliminated illegal aliens - now what?
Arizona has virtually eliminated illegal aliens from their state.  Are results good or bad?  Can Louisiana do the same? Arizona passed some laws a few years back that meant that undocumented workers in that state, about 85% of them from...
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Garland: Remembering C.B. Forgotson
C.B. Forgotston is dead.  It’s a loss that few outside of his circle of friends and family will notice and that’s as big a tragedy as his death.  C.B. absorbed a lot of hate and anger in an attempt to make our lives better. He...
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Denmark project pairs drones and ladybirds

Is Hyperloop the future of travel?

AlphaGo wins battle of man versus machine

The Go-playing computer program, AlphaGo, has defeated the best Go player of the last decade, Lee Sedol, at the fifth and final game of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match, in Seoul, South Korea on Tuesday. 

Emigrants Transform Institutions - For the Better

The potential negative impact of immigrants on American political and economic institutions is the best argument against liberalized immigration and the economic, social, national security, and criminal objections are not convincing.

Gravitational waves: breakthrough discovery after two centuries of expectation

Physicists have announced the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago.
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