Editorial




State legislators had rough time on ballot
November 14, 2014 at 9:43 am
Of the eight state legislators who ran for other offices on the primary ballot this year, only two are leaving the Legislature for sure, another is facing a runoff and five others were handed defeats.

Is money the root of all evil?
November 07, 2014 at 9:48 am
How many of us have too much money? I don’t know about you, but I’m surely not on that yacht yet. Many of us yearn to win the lottery, but even if we did, it probably would only provide temporary happiness. It’s not unusual for a lottery winner to be broke within a few years. There can be a good deal of stress associated with financial planning, trying to remain anonymous so as to avoid all those third cousins twice removed from looking for a handout, and dealing with good old Uncle Sam. Yet most of us wouldn’t mind taking our chances.

Political polling locked up during primary season
November 07, 2014 at 9:46 am
A cornerstone of campaigning slowly came to a troubling halt during Louisiana’s primary election season for some candidates and campaigns.

New Orleans once again center of Landrieu universe
October 24, 2014 at 9:32 am
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.

Questionable if GOP backs incumbent in runoff
October 17, 2014 at 10:10 am
Delivering stump speeches that roast Republican party officials may have finally caught up with Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz.

Thank someone special in your life
October 10, 2014 at 9:11 am
By Deacon "G"

Sometimes we need to ask ourselves, “When was the last time I thanked someone for doing something special for me?”
We each have many needs. They may be spiritual, physical, psychological, financial or social. Most of these we are capable of providing for ourselves on a daily basis. But there comes a time in our lives when each of us requires that someone else becomes part of the process and lends a helping hand. Often this happens “just in the nick of time” i.e., right before we’re about to give up.

Vitter hasn’t forgotten about the Senate during run for governor
October 10, 2014 at 9:08 am
By Jeremy Alford

While he may be focused on running for governor in 2015, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie hasn’t lost sight of his gig in D.C., which includes a possible chairmanship in the near future and raising money for his federal accounts.

Constitutional amendment battle moving to airwaves
September 26, 2014 at 9:48 am
By Jeremy Alford

The Louisiana Hospital Association, Louisiana Nursing Home Association, Louisiana Pharmacists Association, ambulance providers and intermediate care facilities are pooling their resources and planning for a statewide media buy to promote the passage of the first two constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

State legislative elections already taking shape
September 19, 2014 at 10:01 am
By Jeremy Alford

It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s legislative races.

New state tax tudy gets underway
September 12, 2014 at 11:08 am
By Jeremy Alford

When LSU economist and Revenue Estimating Conference member Jim Richardson conducted his first major tax study in 1987, he was pleased to discover it had a great shelf life.

Lie, cheat, steal and fail
September 05, 2014 at 10:21 am
By Deacon G

How does lying, cheating and stealing creep into people’s lives?

November turnout forecasted at 45-50 percent November turnout forecasted at 45-50 percent
September 05, 2014 at 10:18 am
By Jeremy Alford

While bogged down with qualifying candidates last month, Secretary of State Tom Schedler didn’t lose sight of the true endgame coming in November and December.

Pornography is another silent killer
August 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm
High blood pressure is called the silent killer because a person can walk around for years without warnings or symptoms, and then out of nowhere it makes its grand entrance in the form of a heart attack or stroke.

Governor being watched closely as exit approaches
August 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm
With expectations mounting that Gov. Bobby Jindal will soon announce his campaign for president, attention is turning to not only who he will bring along with him but also what will transpire politically back home during the transition.

Agency ordered to ignore tax collection
August 22, 2014 at 10:40 am
The state constitution prohibits the legislature from passing a new tax or increasing an existing tax in a Regular Session in an even-numbered year.

Ground game, turnout could decide Senate race
August 22, 2014 at 10:38 am
While hopes are high for turnout this fall, a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate suggests that Louisiana’s midterm face-offs may amount to nothing special in terms of votes cast.

Education is a parent’s responsibility
August 15, 2014 at 10:03 am
By "Deacon G"

With the start of the new school year, let’s look back to the first day we can remember going to school. For some of us it was frightful. As we were being separated from the security of our home for the very first time, we perhaps received more than a gentle nudge to get on the bus.

Some union memberships dip in volatile climate
August 15, 2014 at 10:02 am
By Jeremy Alford

Declines in membership are posing serious challenges for some teachers unions, but even those experiencing growth spurts are uncertain what the future political environment will look like in a state that’s trending both conservative and pro-business.

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