Columns - Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA http://www.bastropenterprise.com/article/20121004/NEWS/121009893/1008/OPINION bastropenterprise.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:22:21 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr: Defense Secretary’s military background a plus http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170117/arthur-i-cyr-defense-secretarys-military-background-plus?rssfeed=true Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:27:20 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170117/arthur-i-cyr-defense-secretarys-military-background-plus Rick Holmes: The tests facing Trump http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170116/rick-holmes-tests-facing-trump?rssfeed=true Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:32:05 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170116/rick-holmes-tests-facing-trump Matthew T. Mangino: A farewell and a warning http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170113/matthew-t-mangino-farewell-and-warning?rssfeed=true Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:33:41 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170113/matthew-t-mangino-farewell-and-warning Arthur I. Cyr: Intelligence agencies go public http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170111/arthur-i-cyr-intelligence-agencies-go-public?rssfeed=true Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:20:48 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170111/arthur-i-cyr-intelligence-agencies-go-public Mark L. Hopkins: But I heard it through the grapevine http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170109/mark-l-hopkins-but-i-heard-it-through-grapevine?rssfeed=true Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:44:55 +0000 Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170109/mark-l-hopkins-but-i-heard-it-through-grapevine Matthew T. Mangino: President Obama promotes criminal justice reform http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170106/matthew-t-mangino-president-obama-promotes-criminal-justice-reform?rssfeed=true Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:33:53 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170106/matthew-t-mangino-president-obama-promotes-criminal-justice-reform Arthur I. Cyr: Israel’s isolation and U.S. influence http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170104/arthur-i-cyr-israels-isolation-and-us-influence?rssfeed=true Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:49:17 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170104/arthur-i-cyr-israels-isolation-and-us-influence Rick Holmes: Scratching our heads, and wondering what happened to America in 2016 http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170103/rick-holmes-scratching-our-heads-and-wondering-what-happened-to-america-in-2016?rssfeed=true Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:49:47 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20170103/rick-holmes-scratching-our-heads-and-wondering-what-happened-to-america-in-2016 Matthew T. Mangino: 3 things to think about in 2017 http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161230/matthew-t-mangino-3-things-to-think-about-in-2017?rssfeed=true Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:28:57 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161230/matthew-t-mangino-3-things-to-think-about-in-2017 Arthur I. Cyr: Russia now shapes the Mideast http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161228/arthur-i-cyr-russia-now-shapes-mideast?rssfeed=true Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:02:15 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161228/arthur-i-cyr-russia-now-shapes-mideast Mark L. Hopkins: Some good news at the end of 2016 http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161227/mark-l-hopkins-some-good-news-at-end-of-2016?rssfeed=true Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:57:19 +0000 Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161227/mark-l-hopkins-some-good-news-at-end-of-2016 Matthew T. Mangino: Missouri criminalizes growing-up http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161223/matthew-t-mangino-missouri-criminalizes-growing-up?rssfeed=true Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:11:23 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161223/matthew-t-mangino-missouri-criminalizes-growing-up Arthur I. Cyr: Peace and war at Christmas http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161220/arthur-i-cyr-peace-and-war-at-christmas?rssfeed=true Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:01:24 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161220/arthur-i-cyr-peace-and-war-at-christmas Matthew T. Mangino: Does Dylann Roof deserve to die? http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161216/matthew-t-mangino-does-dylann-roof-deserve-to-die?rssfeed=true Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:36:20 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161216/matthew-t-mangino-does-dylann-roof-deserve-to-die Arthur I. Cyr: The complex conflict involving China and Taiwan http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161214/arthur-i-cyr-complex-conflict-involving-china-and-taiwan?rssfeed=true Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:15:53 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161214/arthur-i-cyr-complex-conflict-involving-china-and-taiwan Rick Holmes: America takes the clickbait http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161212/rick-holmes-america-takes-clickbait?rssfeed=true Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:53:53 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161212/rick-holmes-america-takes-clickbait Matthew T. Mangino: Police officer convictions increasingly elusive http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161209/matthew-t-mangino-police-officer-convictions-increasingly-elusive?rssfeed=true Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:26:25 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161209/matthew-t-mangino-police-officer-convictions-increasingly-elusive Arthur I. Cyr: Europe’s mixed election messages http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161207/arthur-i-cyr-europes-mixed-election-messages?rssfeed=true Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:11:33 +0000 Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161207/arthur-i-cyr-europes-mixed-election-messages Kent Bush: 75 years later, that day still lives in infamy http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161205/kent-bush-75-years-later-that-day-still-lives-in-infamy?rssfeed=true Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:04:59 +0000 Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161205/kent-bush-75-years-later-that-day-still-lives-in-infamy Rick Holmes: Fire and renewal in the Smokies http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161205/rick-holmes-fire-and-renewal-in-smokies?rssfeed=true Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:29:36 +0000 Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/20161205/rick-holmes-fire-and-renewal-in-smokies