Tommy Tucker

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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 11, 2019 - 11:44 am
What helps your credit score? What hurts it? What are the best ways to build it up? What do you do if there's a problem on your credit report? Should you keep a credit card open even if you're not using it, or should you close it? These are just some of the many questions people have about their...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 10, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NOPD says there’s been a rash of “bold and brazen” juvenile crime in the last couple weeks. How do we stop it? What’s driving it? Is the solution more help for them, harsher sentences, or some combination of the two? To try and get a sense of what’s going on, I spoke with Darrin McCall, the...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 09, 2019 - 11:48 am
I realize that title belongs to Fyodor Dostoevsky, and I would never steal it because that would constitute a crime for which I should be punished. Some people don’t fear punishment, so they are more inclined to commit crime. At least that’s what I gleaned from the conversations we had this morning...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
We had a spirited discussion today about the Electoral College. Should it stay, or should it go? Is it fair? What did the Founding Fathers say? Does it favor one party over the other? Whenever we have a conversation about the Electoral College, it turns very partisan and very emotional very quickly...
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Jennifer Corbett, The News Journal
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 03, 2019 - 10:00 am
When it comes to fixing our roads and bridges in Louisiana…would you rather see the gas tax increased or have toll roads? If we increase the gas tax, everybody pays and contributes. But then again, there’s no guarantee that the road YOU want fixed will be a priority. Instead of fixing the highway...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
March 28, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Back in the day, I used to make a wager or two, or twenty, on college and NFL football. I knew a bookie who took the bets. A couple of things made me stop. One of them is that it’s hard to win. Another is on a scale of one to ten WINNING is about a +7 while losing and having to draw $110 or more...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
March 19, 2019 - 10:25 am
Maybe I’m hard-headed. Perhaps I look at it in a non-partisan way. It could be that it’s like riding a bicycle; and once I get it, I have it for life. But there is no way my mind will accept the fact that, in today’s times, the Electoral College serves any purpose other than to invalidate votes as...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
March 11, 2019 - 4:17 pm
Lady Justice. Not to be confused with Lady Gaga or Lady and the Tramp. In case you haven’t met her, she’s the lady dressed in a toga and wearing a blindfold while holding a scale. The blindfold represents objectivity, in that justice is or should be meted out objectively, without any fear or favor...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
March 01, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Twelve dollars and 57 cents. That’s all Rhonda and T-Boo had left open on their credit cards. It was Lundi Gras, and she felt lower than a house built prior to Katrina because she desperately wanted to give T-Boo a gift. Her husband had been speaking of a beautiful, glistening six foot ladder he’d...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
February 26, 2019 - 8:47 am
“It’s not what you achieve in life; it’s what you overcome.” That quote is attributed to “Pudge” a.k.a. Major League Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk. He could have been talking about Carl Arredondo. I first met Carl at a Zephyr’s game when my daughter was 2. Soon after announcing his retirement I...
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