Editorial




Gas boycott--fuel for thought
July 19, 2006 at 12:55 pm
I have warm memories of 60-cent per gallon gasoline prices, but they are fading rapidly. Louisiana motorists are shaking their heads in disgust, as gas pumps gobble-up $20 bills like it were Zapps Potato Chips.

Time for tax cuts
May 24, 2006 at 12:28 pm
Louisiana families tell me time and again about their hard work to make ends meet. Between paying for groceries, gasoline for our cars and trucks and energy costs to cool our homes, it’s hard for many families to find enough each month to pay the bills, much less try to help kids through school or think about putting some away for a rainy day. Saving is difficult when taxes are high, but luckily tax relief is on its way for every income tax payer, and that means more money in the pockets of Louisiana families. Congress recently passed the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act, which will keep our taxes low and keep the economy growing.

Katrina revisited
May 17, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Some of us are getting tired of hearing about that storm named Katrina, which touched all of our lives in some way. Many people can rally around and get through a crisis lasting a short while.

Katrina revisited
May 17, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Some of us are getting tired of hearing about that storm named Katrina, which touched all of our lives in some way. Many people can rally around and get through a crisis lasting a short while.

Kerry, the anti-war candidate?
April 12, 2006 at 11:04 am
With the Gallup Poll showing 51 percent of Americans want all U.S. troops out of Iraq by year's end, John Kerry has made his move.

Punishing Apostasy
March 22, 2006 at 2:16 pm
"Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, Who is on the Lord's side? Let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

Panic in davos world
March 15, 2006 at 2:59 pm
"Who is Karl Rove?" the puzzled fellow from Dubai inquired, on hearing he had a phone call waiting from the White House.

Education is a Priority for Recovery
March 15, 2006 at 2:54 pm
Back in January, I visited Katrina evacuees in Atlanta. I vividly recall a conversation with one young mother, Shajuan Harris, who tightly held her child and tearfully told me about her top priority for recovery. Good schools were more important than housing, she said, adding that she would live in a shack if she could return to a better New Orleans school system.

Lent is the time to search our souls
February 22, 2006 at 1:59 pm
During Lent, as we look inwardly, as we purify, and as we wait for the ultimate sacrifice of Our Lord, it's good to realize that it's through His radiance -- the fire of Jesus -- that our sins are burned away. The Lord purifies with heavenly flames that issue out of His Heart. They come from the furnace of His love. Our evil is evaporated in the presence of Christ and is especially dispelled through confession.

Vitter’s View: The path to louisiana’s recovery
February 22, 2006 at 1:46 pm
Like most in Louisiana, I’ve been very disappointed by the Bush administration’s recent statements about our hurricane recovery. National and Louisiana leaders seem to be talking past each other rather than finding and building on common ground.

The federal tax congress does not want to talk about
February 22, 2006 at 1:43 pm
You may not know this, but you are paying a hidden tax when you pay your local taxes. Your tax bill is larger than it needs to be, despite extraordinary efforts by our local school board to cut costs. The reason for this is that two federal laws (No Child Left Behind, enacted in 1965, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) are not receiving the funding Congress promised when they passed the legislation.

Even Supreme Court justices have opinions
February 01, 2006 at 1:36 pm
Pres. George W. Bush got his way Tuesday when the U. S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. He passed by a fairly healthy majority - - 58 to 42 - - but it could have been an ugly fight.

Gatorganza replaces Alligator Festival this year
January 31, 2006 at 2:10 pm
hither ‘n yon
Ye Publisher
It was some 26 years ago when St. Charles Parish Rotarians began wondering how they could make money to benefit worthwhile causes.

Former HHS star scoresTD in NFL debut
Former HHS star scoresTD in NFL debut
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How about the opening NFL game in the career of former Hahnville High School and LSU running back Alfred Blue?