Editorial




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.

It’s time to try capitalism again
January 09, 2008 at 2:47 pm
I am a committed and ardent capitalist. I believe in the market system and the risk and reward that goes with it. I believe that those with good ideas and keen productivity should enjoy the reward of handsome profits as long as they gain them in an openly competitive system.

NASA contracts to boost New Orleans recovery
January 02, 2008 at 12:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The route to the moon and perhaps to Mars now goes through New Orleans - and the detour could not come at a better time in the city's struggle to rebuild its shattered economy after Hurricane Katrina.

Primary system leaves much to be desired
January 02, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Why is it that two small states with little population can tell the rest of the 48 who they should elect as President? That’s the way it is in the U. S. A.

Staying away from false prophets
December 26, 2007 at 2:33 pm
Florida Governor Charlie Crist was in Baton Rouge recently to talk to Governor-elect Bobby Jindal about the insurance problems facing both states. Governor Crist is a very amiable person and a co-member with Jindal in the Republican Governors Association.

Déjà vu all over again
December 20, 2007 at 9:23 am
When the story of the Duke lacrosse case first broke, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP all called for the arrest of the lacrosse players. When the facts came to light (namely, that the students were innocent of rape) neither Sharpton, Jackson, nor the leaders of the NAACP offered an apology or an admission of hasty judgment.

Is death penalty dying a slow death?
December 20, 2007 at 9:21 am
The State of New Jersey has just abolished the death penalty. And it appears that other states may follow suit.
There are several reasons for eliminating capital punishment.

Sheriff arrests burglary suspect in St. Rose, another on the loose
Sheriff arrests burglary suspect in St. Rose, another on the loose
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Police said they arrested a man during a botched robbery in St. Rose Thursday evening, Dec. 11, who may have also been connected to an armed robbery in Destrehan the week prior.