Allen Lottinger




Democrats use bad taste with religious commercials
August 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm
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.

Local races to start revving up, too
August 23, 2007 at 9:52 am
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.

Magazines build case to save coast
August 15, 2007 at 11:31 am
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.

Subsidies destroying our fish industry
August 02, 2007 at 3:39 pm
Government is currently subsidizing the destruction of the Louisiana commercial fishing industry. It shows you how inefficient the public sector can be.

Gambling revenue may not be permanent
July 25, 2007 at 2:55 pm
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.

Moore’s film should promote health care debate
July 19, 2007 at 9:50 am
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.

Supreme Court shifts to right
July 12, 2007 at 8:40 am
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.

Are term limits good or bad for state?
July 05, 2007 at 8:53 am
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.

Who says there won’t be a governor’s race? In Louisiana? Surely, you jest!
June 13, 2007 at 2:40 pm
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.

A nice place to work - but you wouldn’t want to LIVE there
June 06, 2007 at 3:04 pm
There is one place in Louisiana where a person can always find a job. Problem is, there are not many places to live there.

Chavez is taking his people down that ‘Old Red Road’
May 30, 2007 at 2:33 pm
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is beginning to show his real color - red.

Let’s make our state friendly to all businesses - even the little guys
May 16, 2007 at 2:03 pm
So we didn’t get the German steel mill that many were hoping would locate upriver near Convent and provide good jobs to some 2,700 people. Our state government went out of its way to attract it. But the Mobile area won.

Pro-life movement gaining ground around nation
May 02, 2007 at 2:30 pm
The pro-life movement apparently is gaining ground in Washington D. C. and Mississippi.

Post-Katrina play moves from attic to attic
April 18, 2007 at 2:01 pm
The best post-Katrina play to be staged in the area has been held over at Southern Rep Theatre at Canal Place in New Orleans. But better hurry because it ends Sunday.

Practicing the golden rule would put end to terrorism
April 11, 2007 at 1:43 pm
Ye Publisher took his annual diversion to Manresa last week and, as usual, the place was spectacular. Most of the azaleas were in bloom, lillies, petunias and roses were blossoming everywhere and moss was dangling from the 17th century oaks in patterns that would make any artist proud.

Mayor wants to sell airport
April 04, 2007 at 2:09 pm
Mayor Ray Nagin has said that he would like to sell Louis Armstrong Airport, which is located partly in St. Charles Parish, to the state.

Governor takes the right course of action
March 21, 2007 at 1:18 pm
Gov. Kathleen Blanco changed the political atmosphere in Louisiana considerably Tuesday night when she announced she would not seek re-election. Instead, she would pay all of her attention to getting Louisiana out of the many quagmires that have existed since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita laid their tolls.

Free trade could help our image in South America
March 14, 2007 at 5:17 pm
President Bush has turned his attention into a new direction, one that has not occupied the attention of American presidents in quite some time.

Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
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As qualifying for parish and state elections takes place this week, a few longtime elected officials are being removed from the ballot for no reason other than their age.