Editorial

Thereís always next year

Oh, when those Saints go marching in!

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January 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
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Review Bill of Rights today

By Bill of Rights Institute


The Bill of Rights is a list of limits on government power. For example, what the founders saw as the natural right of individuals to speak and worship freely was protected by the First Amendmentís prohibitions on Congress from making laws establishing a religion or abridging freedom of speech. For another example, the natural right to be free from unreasonable government intrusion in oneís home was safeguarded by the Fourth Amendmentís warrant requirements.

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December 16, 2011 at 10:23 am
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Poll shows whatís on politicianís minds

By John Maginnis
The governorís election did not offer much of a guidepost to the future, mainly because Gov. Bobby Jindal, barely challenged, said little about what he wants to do in his second term.

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December 16, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Education change will test Jindal

By John Maginnis
Bobby Jindal is not the first governor to make education a top priority. Few havenít. The dean of the Legislature, Sen. John Alario, says he has voted for "every education reform" past governors have come up with. "But all of that doesnít seem to have worked at this point," he lamented.Read More...
December 09, 2011 at 9:58 am
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Is the Green Wave getting ready to roll?

We know this is a bad time to boost the expectations of Tulane athletics with the LSU Tigers about to win the national football championship. But it doesnít take away any of such glory by contemplating the good that could evolve.

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December 09, 2011 at 9:56 am
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Yes, Garland, people do read papers

Ho, ho, ho!

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December 02, 2011 at 9:36 am
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State benefits while politicians feud

By John Maginnis
The principle that the greater good is best achieved when all parties set aside petty differences and personal agendas often is, in real life, over-rated. Louisiana government, for instance, has been getting along quite well for years without its top political leaders getting along.

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December 02, 2011 at 9:36 am
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What cuts?

The latest enactment of kicking the fiscal can down the road in Washington is drawing to a close.

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November 23, 2011 at 10:32 am
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Election abuse lowers voter turnout

Secretary of State Tom Schedler, in a column in Thursdayís Baton Rouge paper bemoaned the poor turnout (36 percent) in our most recent statewide election. He predicted it will be even lower (20 percent or less) in last Saturdayís election. Schedler suggests the problem is "voter fatigue."

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November 23, 2011 at 10:32 am
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Occupying Wall St. not helpful

Protests that have been going on in big cities around the country are a waste of time and energy.

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November 23, 2011 at 10:31 am
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Change in higher education

By John Maginnis
Formation of yet another state commission to study the governance of higher education should induce such yawns as elicited by your most boring professor. Canít we just cut to the chase to where the Legislature kills the bill and skip the dreary futility in between?

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November 11, 2011 at 10:41 am
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Coastal restoration can help stop oil spills, too

There has been criticism of the building of berms along the Louisiana coast following the oil spill last year, claiming they failed to stop the oil flowing into the coast and are beginning to break up. The main purpose of the berms was to stop the oil but a secondary desire was to help stop the erosion that is destroying the coast.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:40 am
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Education races start to matter

By John Maginnis
Years ago, an aspiring young legislator contemplating his next move was advised to run for the Board of Elementary Secondary Education as a stepping stone, perhaps, for Congress or statewide office.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Amendment recommendations

Many of you have been emailing to ask how you should vote on the five proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Oct. 22 ballot.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:30 am
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Are we all spiritually derailed?

God has created each of us with a very special purpose and mission in life; and if we strive to live it, we will find fulfillment and contentment no matter how bad things seem around us.*
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October 14, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Putting the BESE races into perspective

The elections for members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, or BESE, are usually ho-hum affairs that do little to capture the attention of voters. Most individuals know little about the role BESE plays in K-12 education in Louisiana.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:15 am
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Harry Hurst students volunteer at Earth Fest
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Among the elephants, giraffes, and alligators, another familiar sight during Audubon Instituteís Earth Fest weekend is the Hurst Wetland Watchers group.