Editorial




St. Teresa embraced her love affair with God
October 12, 2009 at 8:58 am
By Christopher West

Recently, while preparing for a long drive, I decided to look through my old collection of tape series for something to listen to (yes, I still have a cassette deck in my car). My eyes landed on a box set called “Passion for God” by a Carmelite Abbess named Mother Tessa Bielecki. When I arrived at my destination before the tapes were over, I didn’t want to get out of the car.

Workers should have the right to vote
October 12, 2009 at 8:57 am
There is a bill in the U.S. Senate that would radically alter the process for deciding whether a union will represent you at the bargaining table with your employer.

Are we being deceived like Eve?
October 05, 2009 at 9:06 am
The fallen angel, Lucifer, is very alive and well in our world, and deceiving many. He was this way from the beginning with Eve. He lied to her and told her it was okay to disobey God (in a very subtle way where she had a good reason for disobeying him)… that she’d be better off for it. And, look where it got all of us.

It’s time to stop digging
October 05, 2009 at 9:05 am
President Obama inherited a lot of problems from previous administrations-as did the previous administrations from their predecessors.

Yesterday, today and tomorrow from budget standpoint
September 30, 2009 at 10:33 am
The biggest issue facing Governor Jindal and the Legislature in 2010 will be the state budget. No other issue will come remotely close to capturing the same amount of attention and scrutiny in the run-up to the legislative session next March.

Courthouse generator close to powering up
September 30, 2009 at 10:32 am
By Renee Simpson
A new 1250-kilowatt diesel generator will be able to power the entire courthouse in case of power loss by the end of 2009.

Carter errs in blaming opposition on racism
September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am
Former Pres. Jimmie Carter went a bit too far last week in asserting that opposition to President Barack Obama’s program is mainly racist. That is not the case for most of the people who have offered outspoken opposition to his health care plan and other programs.

Carter errs in blaming opposition on racism
September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am
Former Pres. Jimmie Carter went a bit too far last week in asserting that opposition to President Barack Obama’s program is mainly racist. That is not the case for most of the people who have offered outspoken opposition to his health care plan and other programs.

East Bank bike path to stretch into New Sarpy
September 21, 2009 at 9:17 am
By Renee Simpson
Those who use the paved path along the Mississippi River levee on the East Bank will soon be able to roll or stroll all the way to New Sarpy.

Angels are all around us, just have to look
September 14, 2009 at 8:57 am
By Mike Johnson

You never forget them.

Why we need local School Board reform
September 14, 2009 at 8:55 am
Louisiana has about 700 local school board members across the state. Local school boards are charged with establishing policy that results in quality education for students and they are the stewards of hundreds of millions of tax dollars collected for schools.

Parish lays out plans for 8 building projects
September 08, 2009 at 10:11 am
By Renee Simpson

Parish administrators recently laid out plans for eight new building projects poised to move the parish even further into the 21st Century.

Elmer’s Island is a great asset for state
September 08, 2009 at 10:10 am
There are not many beaches along Louisiana’s coast accessible to automotive traffic by a public roadway. Grand Isle, Fourchon and the Calcasieu Parish coastline were the only three.

Keeping manufacturing alive innovates technology
August 31, 2009 at 9:08 am
Some of the highest paying jobs in America are created by companies that make things. Manufacturing has been a mainstay in the U.S. economy since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Some say that manufacturing is passé, that technology is the future, and that it doesn't matter if manufacturing dries up and blows away.

Tax structure should enhance economy
August 31, 2009 at 9:06 am
This comment by a long-time, respected, state fiscal expert indicates that our state officials are looking at the state’s financial problems from the wrong angle:

House bill would hurt small farms
August 31, 2009 at 9:06 am
The federal government will step more into our lives if bill HR875, guised under the nickname “food safety law,” passes in Congress. It would wipe out many small and organic farms and even herb gardens in our back yards.

As creatures, we aren’t able to love God ourselves
August 24, 2009 at 10:20 am
By Christopher West

A friend of mine – I’ll call him “Joe” – recently came to me in distress asking me to help him process the counsel he had been receiving from a Catholic therapist. “You need to love God more,” was his therapist’s repeated advice. Sounds fine. Don’t we all? But as Joe shared more, I began to understand why his stomach was in knots.

Opposition to health care reform not coming from ‘naysayers’
August 24, 2009 at 10:19 am
According to the latest public opinion polls, most Americans are not in favor of the proposals in Congress to “reform” our health care system.

Star Tulane quarterback takes reins of HHS offense
Star Tulane quarterback takes reins of HHS offense
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By Lori Lyons

For a while there, folks might have needed a tracking map to keep tabs on Lester Ricard.

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