Editorial

Main science driving health debate is political

The popular 19th century English nobleman, Lord Acton, is perhaps best remembered for the statement: “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” History is littered with public figures that are appropriately described by those words. Considering some of the shenanigans going on with the health care legislation in Washington, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can certainly be added to the list.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:55 am
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St. Teresa embraced her love affair with God

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.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Workers should have the right to vote

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.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Are we being deceived like Eve?

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.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 9:06 am
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It’s time to stop digging

President Obama inherited a lot of problems from previous administrations-as did the previous administrations from their predecessors. Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Yesterday, today and tomorrow from budget standpoint

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. Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:33 am
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Courthouse generator close to powering up

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. Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:32 am
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Carter errs in blaming opposition on racism

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.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am
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Carter errs in blaming opposition on racism

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.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am
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East Bank bike path to stretch into New Sarpy

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.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 9:17 am
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Angels are all around us, just have to look

By Mike Johnson

You never forget them.Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Why we need local School Board reform

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. Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Parish lays out plans for 8 building projects

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. Read More...
September 08, 2009 at 10:11 am
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Elmer’s Island is a great asset for state

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.Read More...
September 08, 2009 at 10:10 am
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Keeping manufacturing alive innovates technology

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. Read More...
August 31, 2009 at 9:08 am
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Tax structure should enhance economy

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:Read More...
August 31, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Krewe of Lul royalty remember their reign and parties
Krewe of Lul royalty remember their reign and parties
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The generations of Luling families keeping alive what has become the tradition of the Krewe of Lul is as much a part of this band of revelers as the parade itself.