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June 19, 2019


If you live down here the deep South, politics should be really heating up. There are major gubernatorial elections for both Louisiana and Mississippi. But so far, there does not seem to be very much interest. And I write this week about one of the reasons why. Politics just does not seem to be much fun anymore. And it should be. Read my new column and see what you think. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Somewhere to Cool Down!

I hate to rub it into all my Louisiana  friends, but I spent the last several weeks up in the mountains of North Carolina.  It was great while lasted, but home to It was great while it lasted, but now home to get caught up on much backed up work. . Hope all you folks are making the best of real hot summer. 


June 12, 2019


Politics, both in Louisiana as well as across the country, seems to have become quite in cinerary. Constant attacks, low blows, good guy bad guy, and little cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. Is this the wave of the future? I take a look at politics from the past in Louisiana and the entire aura of Huey long. The Kingfish would be in hog heaven with the politics of today. I talk about all this my new column now posted. You can read it by Clicking Here or going to the Red Flashing Box above.

Great New Sports Podcast.

There are a lot of great podcasts on the web, particularly if you interested in sports.  One of the best happens to be produced by and stars my grandson, Eli Senor out of New York City. Eli is 11 years old, but really has a solid background in a cross section of interesting sports stories. Take a look. You will be surprised by his sports background and interesting updates.  To listen, Click Here.

June 5, 2019


Louisiana has a major affordable insurance problem. The highest insurance costs in all America. The business lobby in the state says it is the fault of the judicial system. That was blown out of the water in the recent session of the legislature. A major problem is the regulators who allow insurance companies to charge at will whatever rate they want. Did you know there’s a widow tax in Louisiana? That’s right. Widows pay 15% more. Other examples will get you very angry. Check out my new column that is posted. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Check your High Car Insurance Rates!

My column this week is about the complications of car insurance. Be sure and take a look. Here is a good video about the vast differences you may be charged based on a number of factors, some quite unfair. Bottom line? To save money, shop around and understand just what you are buying.

May 29, 2019


I hope all of my readers enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. Vacationing, barbecues, hot dogs, lots of family time. But just what is the real purpose of Memorial Day? Most folks don’t even know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Should it not be a time reflect on the future of our country, and whether or not we should make an effort to help? If you don’t join the military, what about volunteer service? I write about this in my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

May 28, 2019

Standing Up for our Country!

I wrote in my weekly column about standing up for America, and standing up for those who serve us. We take our servicemen and women for granted, thank them for their service, holler USA USA, and think that we’re being patriotic. But are we doing enough? Not just no, but hell no. Below is one of the most patriotic songs I’ve ever heard about servicemen and women who go fight for our country, but don’t get the support back home. It’s well worth taking a listen.

May 23, 2019


Congressman Steve Scalise, for good reason, is doing soul-searching over whether or not to forgive the fellow who shot him and almost killed him two years ago. Should he forgive this criminal? He’s a devout Catholic and is struggling with such a decision. It’s hard to put such an injustice behind you and forgive. What advice would you give to the Congressman? I discuss the options, and give a poignant example, in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Update!

We are gearing up for a radio weekend program before we take a summer break. Lots to talk about this week. Louisiana Lieut. Gov. Billy Nungesser will join us to tell what’s going on in the Bayou State. Insurance executive Tim Temple will explain his idea for a national disaster insurance fund. And Dr. Edward Peters we’ll talk about the future of artificial intelligence and facial scanning. So a full lively program in store. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

May 15, 2019


It seems night after night on the evening news, all we read about is the torrential rains then have hit all across the country, and particularly in Louisiana. You wonder if the rains are ever going to stop. And as the rains come down, the Mississippi River and its various tributaries continue to rise. What are the implications? What’s the worst that can happen? I write about this in my new column now posted. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Weekend radio Update!

Another weekend radio program it Is just around the corner, with a fully packed agenda planned.  What’s all this stuff about China? Are we on the right track in raising tariffs on so many Chinese goods the end up in United States? China expert Peter Johnson will join us to discuss. And we sure do waste a lot of money. Money expert Jackie Shapiro will give us tips on many ways to save. Plus a surprise guest or two. So join us for lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. We will see you on the radio.

May 14, 2019

Children’s new Best Seller!

New Thriller by Former Baton Rouge Judge!

May 8, 2019


It used to be a Louisiana problem. But now there are serious natural disasters happening all over the country. Louisiana is still at the top of the list when it comes to having higher insurance rates. So what do we do? There is an idea that has been out there for sometime, going back 25 years. We need a national catastrophic program, where all states participate. It’s simple, will not cost any federal money, and will help dramatically to lower homeowner’s property insurance rates in Louisiana. I explain it all my new column. Check it out now about going to the Red Flashing Box above, or Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Show Schedule

So much to cover in this weekend’s Common Senseradio program. Is there a rise in anti-Semitism throughout the country? We will talk to author Ellen Manes about this new phenomenon. And how about the measles outbreak taking place across America? Dr. Jane Orient joins us to give her opinion as to why it’s happening. Finally, Dr. Freda Birnbaum will talk about a special view of Mother’s Day. So join us for a lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. In Baton Rouge, it’s WJBO, 1150 AM Sunday from 10:00 am till noon, and numerous other stations all across the nation.   We will see you on the radio.

Another Birthday!

A birthday celebration with four of my favorite girls. I turned 79 on May 6th.  Movin’ on up!

May 1, 2019


The Sanford group was one of the biggest swindles in Louisiana history. Several thousand people suffered huge financial losses, some their entire life savings. There’s no certainty that they will ever get any substantial amount of their savings back. So what happened? Where were the regulators who were supposed to lookout for such shenanigans? Does the state of Louisiana have any liability? I talk about this and my new column now posted. You can read it by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

Weekend Radio Show Schedule!

It’s almost time for the Common-Sense Radio Weekly Program.  And we really have a lively show planned for our listeners.  First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day for mothers all over America. We will reminisce.  And what’s your favorite baseball movie? The new issue of Baseball Digest features iconic baseball movies celebrating their 30th anniversary: Editor in Chief Rick Cerrone will join us to discuss. And can a restaurant turn away a customer with a service dog?  Shannon Walker is a service dog expert and will give her views.  So join us for lively program. Check local listings for times and stations. Usually Sundays, mid-morning. We will see you on the radio.



Happy Mother’s Day

My mother died a few years back after a full life at 93.  I  sure do miss her and I’ll talk about her on this weekend’s Common Sense Radio Show.  She was  full of life and active right up  to the day she passed away.  I’ll join so many others in remembering and wishing a Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday.

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