Editorial




Jazzfest proves New Orleans is back
May 09, 2007 at 1:04 pm
If Mardi Gras, Spring Fiesta and French Quarter Festival didn’t show that New Orleans is coming back, Jazzfest 2007 sure did.

Our View
May 09, 2007 at 1:01 pm
It’s time to buckle up if you live in St. Charles Parish or anywhere else in Louisiana.

By the time your child is 18, he’ll have witnessed 40,000 murders - on your TV
May 02, 2007 at 2:25 pm
America is a nation plagued by violence in our homes, in our schools, on our streets and in our affairs of state, both foreign and domestic. Violence permeates our entertainment culture with its glamorization of death and destruction in movies and video games.

Simplify the tax code and make EVERYBODY happy
May 02, 2007 at 2:23 pm
Tax day is always one of the most dreaded days of the year. And because of the increasing complexity of the current tax system, many of us find ourselves having to pay more of our hard-earned money just to comply with the multitude of rules dealing with deductions, exemptions and frustrating regulations.

Are prepaid debit cards better than cash for teens?
April 25, 2007 at 12:01 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: When my teenager began shopping at the mall and going to dinner with friends, I was afraid she would lose the cash I gave her, or worse - have it stolen.

How many Catholics does it take to outlaw partial-birth abortions?
April 25, 2007 at 11:22 am
BILL DONOHUE, president of the Catholic League, speaking about the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to ban partial-birth abortions:

Don’t drink insurance Kool-Aid
April 25, 2007 at 11:20 am
Last January, Florida enacted sweeping property insurance “reforms.” Unfortunately, those reforms will do little to increase coverage or, in the long run, decrease the cost of property insurance.

It’s good to see New Orleans EATERIES
April 25, 2007 at 11:18 am
It’s interesting to watch businesses re-open in New Orleans after suffering from the blitz of Hurricane Katrina. Such was the case when Camellia Grill welcomed customers a few days ago on Carrolton Avenue near its bend into St. Charles Avenue near the river.

Community values can stop another Va. Tech massacre
April 25, 2007 at 11:10 am
By JOHN WHITEHEAD
When I was a boy, like most children, I was into everything and everybody’s business.

TEENS: Read why abstinence makes the heart grow fonder
April 25, 2007 at 10:56 am
Drawing from her personal story, as well as her visits with teen mothers around the world, Pam Stenzel started the Louisiana Governor’s Program on Abstinence in 2006. Since then she has helped to establish 316 clubs and programs to educate teens about the physical and emotional consequences of sex outside of marriage.

Taxpayers shouldn’t have to fund stem-cell horror studies
April 18, 2007 at 2:05 pm
The U.S. Senate has debated two very different bills on stem cell research. One bill, submitted by Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, calls for the federal funding of research that kills human embryos.

Melancon lashes out: Prez is dead wrong about storm help
April 18, 2007 at 1:59 pm
U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon commented on a draft policy paper from the Bush administration advocating that authorization for the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane and storm protection project be removed from an upcoming comprehensive water projects bill.

International watchdog groups says ...
April 18, 2007 at 1:38 pm
Persecution of Christians is commonplace throughout the world but almost entirely ignored by the media.

Bill Clinton ... George Bush ... John Tyler ... Richard Nixon - who do you think is the worst president ever?
April 11, 2007 at 1:47 pm
A question that seems to be on everybody's mind these days turns out to be: Is George Bush the worst President in American history?

So who says insurance companies have to know enough about money to their bank accounts?
April 11, 2007 at 1:38 pm
A member of the "Crack Mullet Research Team" has raised an interesting issue.

Keep the secret ballot in Union-organizing elections
April 11, 2007 at 1:36 pm
Secret ballot elections are the hallmark of democracy. This process has withstood the test of time not only because of its legitimacy, but because it has signified the democratic principles our country was founded upon: personal freedom and choice. What has worked so well in regular elections in our country has worked equally as well when workers decide whether or not they would like to affiliate with a union. The secret ballot has given workers a level of protection from intimidation when they choose whether or not to be represented by a union.

Al Gore’s hiding a few INCONVENIENT TRUTHS of his own
April 04, 2007 at 2:09 pm
Hollywood praises Al Gore for revealing what the media elite consider to be “inconvenient truths.” But the fact is, at some point, Mr. Gore needs to face a few inconvenient truths of his own.

It’s time to face the reality of the N.O. criminal justice system
April 04, 2007 at 2:07 pm
This week as I watched the news on the New Orleans television stations, I couldn't help but note the contrast between rhetoric and reality.

St. Charles Parish losing farmland at alarming rate
St. Charles Parish losing farmland at alarming rate
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Louisiana is losing farmland at an alarming rate and the pace of that land loss is faster in St. Charles Parish than almost any other area of the state, according to Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain