Editorial

Renewable energy creates Obama paradox

In my column last week, I dwelled on how desperately President Obama wants a renewable energy bill as part of his legacy - - perhaps the defining accomplishment in that legacy (especially considering the lack of popularity of ObamaCare). He also knows that, if the economy doesn’t start doing better and if business continues to view his policies as detrimental, his re-election odds are problematic. Read More...
February 03, 2011 at 11:54 am
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Jindal continues to ignore state’s problems

Wednesday, at the Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, “The Roads Scholar” missed a perfect opportunity to assure the public and especially the business community that he has a plan for addressing the state’s $1.6 billion “fiscal cliff.”
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January 21, 2011 at 9:26 am
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Are we heading towards socialism?

According to a dynamic Cuban lady who now lives in Kenner, we are well on our path to socialism.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:25 am
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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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Hahnville, Brother Martin battle to right respective ships
Hahnville, Brother Martin battle to right respective ships
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It's relatively rare that one will see two storied programs face off with each coming off a loss.