|State puts property insurance crises on the right track
July 05, 2007 at 8:56 am
When Florida’s legislators met in special session in early January, they were emerging from the fall elections in which they promised the moon to their voters regarding lowering the skyrocketing cost of property insurance in the Sunshine State. The new governor and Legislature quickly learned that there was no easy way to deliver on the promises of huge cuts in business and homeowners’ property insurance rates. They ended up enacting bills that put the state treasury and insurance policyholders at great financial risk. Their legislation is driving insurers out of Florida and forcing hundreds of thousands of additional policies into their state-backed insurer of last resort.
|Defeating amnesty and securing on our borders
July 05, 2007 at 8:55 am
The U.S. Senate tried to revive the Kennedy immigration bill recently, even though we already defeated it numerous times. Thankfully, the proponents of the bill were again thwarted because of the large outcry and civic activity of concerned Louisianans and Americans across the country.
|Health insurance is sky high because we mandate coverage
June 21, 2007 at 5:47 pm
It is inevitable. Every year, well-meaning people show up at the state capitol pushing legislation that would force all private health insurance plans to cover certain physical or mental conditions.
|Want to take a bite out of crime? Spend time with your family ...
June 21, 2007 at 5:45 pm
An alarming statistic splashed across the Internet the other day—violent crime is on the rise in the U.S. for the second straight year.
|Surprise! You have the right to raise your children as YOU see fit
June 21, 2007 at 5:42 pm
By John Whitehead
"Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts."
— Marian Wright Edelman
|Legislature getting its druthers both ways
June 21, 2007 at 1:58 pm
It looks like both sides are getting their ways in Baton Rouge as the legislative session draws to a close.
|Read why Paris Hilton is more important in the war in Iraq
June 13, 2007 at 2:42 pm
The melodrama surrounding Paris Hilton shows how perverse news reporting has become. It boggles the mind that newsworthy items of great importance are pushed to the background in order to cover someone who impacts society in no positive way and has no obvious talent other than getting in the news.
|Planned Parenthood has some splainin’ to do when it comes to sexual predators
June 13, 2007 at 2:41 pm
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion operation, claims to be a trusted source of health information and medical care for young women. But there is mounting evidence that the organization has failed miserably when it comes to protecting minor girls from sexual predators.
|TV hazardous for your moral health
June 06, 2007 at 3:09 pm
By Brian Fitzpatrick
Culture and Media Institute
|When it comes to federal taxes, ‘democrat math’ doesn’t add up
May 30, 2007 at 2:36 pm
With summer coming, your thoughts may be turning to whether you'll need a second mortgage to afford a drive to the beach - or even to the grocery store.
|All you need is love - and a lot of hard work - to make the world a
May 30, 2007 at 2:35 pm
The Sixties were much more than a time of hippies, music, drugs and free love. In fact, there were three distinct cultural streams that flavored the decade: 1. The Kennedy years. 2. The Beatles. And, 3. The Vietnam era.
|TV news ought to be labeled ‘dangerous’ ... because it is
May 23, 2007 at 12:11 pm
Anyone who relies exclusively on television news reporting for insight into what’s happening in the world is making a serious mistake.
|River Region Chamber supports ETHICS REFORM
May 16, 2007 at 2:00 pm
Dear Editor: With the Louisiana session underway, it is interesting to note that a group of more than 50 organizations from around the state have joined forces as LA Ethics 1 to push an impressive package of governmental ethics reforms in the Legislature.
|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.
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.
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