The forms emerging from the mist

It is appropriate that the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled their latest attempt at health care reform shortly before Halloween. It has the countenance of a rather sinister looking phantom as it slowly begins to emerge from the mists of back door Congressional deals between special interests, Speaker Pelosi, and the Obama White House.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:44 am

One of nation’s oldest rivalries ends

Once upon a time, an intense football rivalry known as Tulane vs. LSU existed on the campuses of the two major universities in Louisiana. It began in 1893 when both colleges were new to the sport. Tulane won that game and many more until . . .Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:43 am

Where there is a will, there is a way

What are the rules in Congress these days? It seems the playing field gets changed daily, depending on the leadership's ability to accomplish whatever it is it wants.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 10:03 am

Big move towards powering up generator

By Renee Simpson
Courthouse employees watched anxiously this week as the building's new generator was lifted into place. Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:58 am

Jindal moves closer to the big office in D.C.

Gov. Bobby Jindal improved his national standing on the Sean Hannity program last week. He was the epitome of the conservative who would stand his ground if ever elected to national office.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:55 am

Carbon emission limit opposed by Chamber

The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting editorial recently about the short-sightedness of some major corporations that were resigning from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over their disagreement with the Chamber’s policy on the “cap and trade” legislation. Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:57 am

President Obama’s brief visit was okay

Pres. Barack Obama made a mad dash through the New Orleans area last week. It was a four-hour visit, as if anyone can appreciate this area in such a brief period of time.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:56 am

Parish FAQ segment debuts on Channel 6

By Renee Simpson
In an effort to answer your questions about parish government, Government Access Cox Cable Channel 6 is now featuring a Frequently Asked Questions segment. Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:56 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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A Hahnville woman has been charged with cruelty to the infirmed after allegedly leaving her elderly mother locked inside her vehicle for nearly 40 minutes while she shopped at the Boutte Wal-Mart.