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River of worry in this divorce

Each spring and summer, when the Mississippi begins to rise, we start to hear from folks who think it will change course into the Atchafalaya, flooding half of south Louisiana.
In 1980, two LSU professors, economist David Johnson and civil engineer Raphael Kazman, were among the first to seriously study what might happen if the Big Muddy did switch its bed. More recently LSU hydrologist Yi-Jun Xu, has joined the list of folks who warn that a really big Mississippi River flood could cause the change, permanently and with disastrous results.

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Peter Roff

Put off tax payments until 2021

All presidents must deal with things they did not expect FDR had the Great Depression and World War II. Kennedy had the Cuban Missile Crisis. George H. W. Bush had Saddam Hussein. And Donald Trump has had COVID-19.
Despite what critics say, Trump has responded well to the coronavirus pandemic. He mobilized the federal government and private industry in ways not seen in decades. It’s likely the interventions he sparked led to faster testing on a broader scale, helped keep the spread of COVID-19 under control, and resulted in fewer deaths than might otherwise have been the case.

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Danny Tyree

Consumers, do we really need all those choices?

Dear pandemic-battered readers,
As you try adapting to the New Normal, just hope no diehards are waiting to confuse you with a plethora of ADDITIONAL configurations.
It’s best just to suck it up and accept the NEW Normal rather than navigating a world of Classic Normal, Zero Calorie Normal, Satin Finish Normal, Fun-Size Normal, Gelcap Normal, Crunchy Normal, Non-Clumping Normal and Extra-Absorbent Normal with Wings.

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Rich Manieri

Stop setting victims of discrimination against each other

On Twitter the other day someone did what a lot of people have been doing lately: Comparing levels of oppression. In this case, it was all about the Philadelphia Inquirer’s decision not to use the term “Washington Redskins” in future columns about the “Team Formerly Known as the Washington Redskins.”
The problem is that when you start going down that rabbit hole of who has suffered more, you ignore the nuance of history. In fact, you engage in a whitewashing (excuse the unavoidable pun) of the horrors that have occurred both in this country, and elsewhere.

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Rich Manieri

Defund police movements miss the big picture

In case you missed it, 106 people were shot in Chicago last weekend. That’s not a typo — 106.
If mainstream news organizations still covered the news, instead of only the news that serves or refutes an agenda, we might have heard more.
Of the 106 people shot, 14 — including a 3-year-old boy — were killed.
When asked about the catalysts for such violence, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown boiled it down — “gangs, guns and drugs.”

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