Allen Lottinger

Are Dems backing down on healthcare?

Now that a Republican has been elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, considered a political impossibility in the past, the Democrats want to reconsider or reconstruct the elements of their health care bill.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am
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Adopting a Haitian kid would be a great service

Now’s a good time to adopt children if one is so inclined. And adopting one from Haiti would help relieve a great humanitarian problem.Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:47 am
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Tulane-LSU rivalry still has life

Having been a Tulane Greenie all my life, I went to the Tulane-LSU game Saturday with a bit of trepidation.Read More...
October 04, 2007 at 6:57 am
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Can Dr. Hillary save us?

At this point in the presidential campaign, it appears that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be our next president. (Long pause for some expected regurgitations and other expressions of illness.)Read More...
September 27, 2007 at 8:10 am
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Welcome to fall and the biggest election in the next four years

Tomorrow is the first day of fall and we have already felt some relief from the summer heat. But there is much more on the agenda for this coming season.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:00 am
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Democrats use bad taste with religious commercials

Desperation seems to have entered the picture in the campaign for governor. The state Democratic party has resorted to playing on religious prejudices to try and win the election.Read More...
August 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm
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Local races to start revving up, too

Things have been heated up a long time for the Presidential election which is still more than a year away. And finally, after slow starts, the campaigns for state and local elections which are a scant two months away are getting started.Read More...
August 23, 2007 at 9:52 am
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Magazines build case to save coast

Louisiana’s deteriorating coast got a lot of play this past week in national magazines. Two of the most popular, Time and Fortune, gave it prime coverage.Read More...
August 15, 2007 at 11:31 am
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Subsidies destroying our fish industry

Government is currently subsidizing the destruction of the Louisiana commercial fishing industry. It shows you how inefficient the public sector can be.Read More...
August 02, 2007 at 3:39 pm
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Gambling revenue may not be permanent

Louisiana may be in more trouble in the years ahead financially after the Legislature passed a record budget this past year. Some of the money that paid for it was increased state income from the gambling business when gamblers in the state lost $3.06 billion during the 2005-06 fiscal year, according to an Associated Press report by Alan Sayre.Read More...
July 25, 2007 at 2:55 pm
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Moore’s film should promote health care debate

Michael Moore’s new movie - - “Sicko” - - should stir up a lot of debate on the present condition of the health care system in the United States. According to the controversial producer, it is in bad shape.Read More...
July 19, 2007 at 9:50 am
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Supreme Court shifts to right

The U. S. Supreme Court has definitely become more conservative. The customary 5-4 vote that used to take a lefthand turn now goes toward the right.Read More...
July 12, 2007 at 8:40 am
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Are term limits good or bad for state?

There are pros ad cons to term limits which the Louisiana Legislature is experiencing for the first time this year. The cons, of course, include the loss of whatever lesiglators gain through years of experience in moving the desires of their constituents into state law. There also is a loss of association among legislators who work together for the benefit of the state.Read More...
July 05, 2007 at 8:53 am
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Who says there won’t be a governor’s race? In Louisiana? Surely, you jest!

One would think the presidential race is tomorrow and the governor’s race a year away with the amount of campaigning going on for each.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:40 pm
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A nice place to work - but you wouldn’t want to LIVE there

There is one place in Louisiana where a person can always find a job. Problem is, there are not many places to live there.Read More...
June 06, 2007 at 3:04 pm
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Chavez is taking his people down that ‘Old Red Road’

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is beginning to show his real color - red.Read More...
May 30, 2007 at 2:33 pm
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Kalia Gardner is joyfully hopping, running in circles around her brother and putting on her best dance moves to a television show about frogs.