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.

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.

Area hit by rash  of auto crimes
Area hit by rash of auto crimes
On Sept. 20, Sheriff Greg Champagne posted on his Facebook page that there were several attempts to steal automobiles in the Luling, Boutte and Mimosa areas within a 10-day time frame.