Editorial

Several government trends to watch in 2011

Trends in government and economics don't begin or end with a new year. They are a trail that moves through past and present into the future. Several governmental and economic trends bear watching as 2011 unfolds.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:43 am
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Senate leaders show respect

It was good to see John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi holding hands as they convened the opening of the 112th Congress in Washington last week. And after so many fierce words in the year just past.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:42 am
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This New Year, make plans to be a better person

By Harold Keller
As 2010 comes to a close and we welcome in 2011, a new year, I’m reminded that one day our life on earth will end and we will enter eternity and a new life.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:42 am
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Year’s top stories to be continued in 2011

By John Maginnis

Oftentimes, the bright side of many of the year’s top political stories is that they are behind us, and the bad memories will fade with time.
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December 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm
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Louisiana now facing a fiscal train wreck

The latest U.S. Census figures indicate that despite all the grandiose talk by Bobby Jindal as to how well the economy in Louisiana compares to that of other states, it’s simply a lie.
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December 29, 2010 at 12:38 pm
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Ache for love satisfied during Christmas season

Yes, God is madly in love with us, but how many are able to receive the love and truly experience it?
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December 22, 2010 at 10:37 am
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Congress needs to discontinue earmarks

A bipartisan Congress last week passed a continuation of the Bush tax cuts for two years and Pres. Barack Obama signed it with a smile on his face. That is great news.
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December 22, 2010 at 10:36 am
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Come on LSU, it’s not rocket science

Earlier this year, LSU-Baton Rouge began an initiative to look into methods to make its operations more effective and efficient.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:21 am
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North Korea is not on a peaceful path

North Korea is testing the world by its attacks on South Korea and development of nuclear weapons. Let’s face it, if that country continues to act in those two ways, it is a threat to other countries around the world.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:20 am
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Wise words on how to improve higher education

I drank my first cup of coffee this morning while reading the letters to the editor section of my local newspaper. At the top was one written by an economist who got his degrees from our system of higher education in Louisiana. He made some excellent points:
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November 24, 2010 at 11:28 am
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Willowdale...still the best kept secret

In 1978 we moved to St. Charles Parish. We decided to live closer to the West St. Charles Guide newspaper we were publishing since Allen had been commuting from our home in Houma.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:27 am
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Political ‘Grabowskis’ turn Democrats on heads

Former Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints head coach Mike Ditka had a penchant for smash mouth football.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:20 am
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Prepare for more partisanship in Washington

Many conferees on bipartisanship in the federal government at a meeting in New Orleans last week at Tulane decided the second half of Pres. Barack Obama’s term will be similar to the first half with Democrats and Republicans sharply at odds with one another. Among the items of disagreement between the two parties particularly pointed out are the extension of current income tax rates set to expire this year and reforms to health care.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:19 am
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‘Signs of progress’ found on Dunleith Canal

By Renee Simpson
As one of the longest and most important drainage canals in the parish, the Dunleith Canal helps move storm water runoff from the northernmost railroad tracks to pumping stations south of Ormond subdivision.Read More...
November 12, 2010 at 9:09 am
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GOP to aim at pork barrel spending

Republicans in Congress reportedly are setting the stage to unite against pork barrel spending. The tradition of Congress to earmark projects for the national budget that benefit only a small area of the country is the cause of much of our national out-of-sight expenditures. Read More...
November 12, 2010 at 9:06 am
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State employees and their traveling travel dollars

Louisiana’s tax revenues are in decline forcing massive cuts to state government.
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November 04, 2010 at 3:26 pm
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Former St. Charles Parish DA pleads guilty to obstruction of justice
Former St. Charles Parish DA pleads guilty to obstruction of justice
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Former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr., who on Wednesday was accused of preying on more than 20 women, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in federal court.

The obstruction charge stems from allegations that Morel harassed a grand jury witness and attempted to destroy evidence against him.