Editorial




Legislature goes back to work next week
March 05, 2008 at 1:58 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t let the legislature rest. He is calling them into another special session to start Sunday.
Good for him. We have a lot to do in state government. And the governor is letting us know he is not going to wait around to do the things he promised.

State board of education sends mixed messages
February 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm
Recently, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) took steps to take over 10 public schools that were deemed “failed” by Louisiana’s public education accountability program.

Time is ripe for new friendship in Cuba
February 27, 2008 at 1:06 pm
The U. S. has an excellent chance to make things right with Cuba now that Fidel Castro has retired.

Electoral system needs to be changed in U. S.
February 20, 2008 at 12:47 pm
It’s high time the U. S. changes its way of electing our President and Vice President. This election season is enough to tell us why.

A ringside seat
February 13, 2008 at 12:04 pm
Break out the popcorn, settle into your easy chair, and get ready to watch some high drama as the presidential nominating contests move toward critical mass.

Governor needs to push coastal restoration
February 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Hopefully, as soon as Gov. Bobby Jindal makes good on his efforts to reform ethics in state politics, he will turn his attention to the biggest problem facing our state. That is to save and restore out valuable coast.

Tax commission appointments are crucial
February 06, 2008 at 11:01 am
Some of the most interesting—and revealing—appointments Governor Jindal will make will be on the Tax Commission. This regulatory body is, essentially, a five-member panel that should work to ensure that all property taxpayers in Louisiana are treated equitably by the elected parish tax assessors who are in charge of establishing assessments on taxable property.

Open meetings do not require television
February 06, 2008 at 11:00 am
Our new parish councilmen will find out what it’s like to be in the public eye or not, as the case may end up being.

Madness is on a roll; where is common sense?
January 30, 2008 at 2:07 pm
A bit of news coming from the Fulton County (Atlanta) School System generated a lot of commentary recently.

Louisiana is dancing in the rain
January 30, 2008 at 2:05 pm
Louisiana is getting back to its old ways - - rain, rain and more rain.

Governor has extra $2 billion in surplus
January 23, 2008 at 12:47 pm
In a few weeks, Governor Bobby Jindal will submit his first executive budget to the Legislature.

Big government means less freedom
January 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Is our federal government getting so big it is becoming a dictatorship?

Where have all the Reaganites gone?
January 16, 2008 at 1:49 pm
Ronald Reagan rose to power on the shoulders of a middle-class coalition that was angry, proud, motivated, and concerned.

Inauguration sets high road for new government
January 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Inauguration of the new parish president and council Sunday was both inspirational and entertaining. And it left one with high expectations that our new public officials will make us proud during the next four years.

Kennedy makes point at inauguration
January 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm
St. Charles Parish got a taste of what’s in store for Louisiana government for the next four years this past weekend.

NEW STAMPS. The United States Postal Service has released a list of the stamps to be released in 2008. Pictured are stamps depicting Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra and the “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” stamp. Others include American journalists, American sci Postal service previews 2008 stamps
January 16, 2008 at 11:30 am
WASHINGTON, DC — What do Bette Davis, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” and Latin jazz have in common? They’re some of the subjects recognized in the Postal Service’s 2008 stamp program.

The Devil's Bargain: Sweatshops and the American Scheme
January 09, 2008 at 3:10 pm
“They hit you…They hit you in the head…To make you work faster.”
—Nicaraguan Factory Worker

New Orleans puts on its best
January 09, 2008 at 3:06 pm
It was quite a week just past in the Crescent City.
New Years Eve brought a plethora of fireworks over the Mississippi River at Jackson Square as midnight ushered in 2008.

Police search for fifth suspect in connection with murder
Police search for fifth suspect in connection with murder
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Jonah Wetwiski who is facing charges of principal to first-degree murder.