Putting some sense into politics

The following column was published four years ago almost to this date. It is just as timely now as then because it concerns presidential politics during an election year. It tells of a movement then that sought to put into perspective just what voters should consider when they vote for president. It follows:Read More...
March 12, 2008 at 11:04 am

William F. Buckley

The founder of the modern conservative movement in America, William F. Buckley Jr., recently passed away at his home in Connecticut.Read More...
March 05, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Legislature goes back to work next week

Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t let the legislature rest. He is calling them into another special session to start Sunday.
Good for him. We have a lot to do in state government. And the governor is letting us know he is not going to wait around to do the things he promised.Read More...
March 05, 2008 at 1:58 pm

State board of education sends mixed messages

Recently, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) took steps to take over 10 public schools that were deemed “failed” by Louisiana’s public education accountability program.Read More...
February 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Time is ripe for new friendship in Cuba

The U. S. has an excellent chance to make things right with Cuba now that Fidel Castro has retired.Read More...
February 27, 2008 at 1:06 pm

Electoral system needs to be changed in U. S.

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.Read More...
February 20, 2008 at 12:47 pm

A ringside seat

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.Read More...
February 13, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Governor needs to push coastal restoration

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.Read More...
February 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Tax commission appointments are crucial

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.Read More...
February 06, 2008 at 11:01 am

Open meetings do not require television

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.Read More...
February 06, 2008 at 11:00 am

Madness is on a roll; where is common sense?

A bit of news coming from the Fulton County (Atlanta) School System generated a lot of commentary recently.Read More...
January 30, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Louisiana is dancing in the rain

Louisiana is getting back to its old ways - - rain, rain and more rain.Read More...
January 30, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Governor has extra $2 billion in surplus

In a few weeks, Governor Bobby Jindal will submit his first executive budget to the Legislature.Read More...
January 23, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Big government means less freedom

Is our federal government getting so big it is becoming a dictatorship?Read More...
January 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Where have all the Reaganites gone?

Ronald Reagan rose to power on the shoulders of a middle-class coalition that was angry, proud, motivated, and concerned.Read More...
January 16, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Inauguration sets high road for new government

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.Read More...
January 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm

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Fugitive arrested, accused of stealing from Catfish Festival
Fugitive arrested, accused of stealing from Catfish Festival
The Des Allemands man accused of stealing more than $12,000 from the 2014 Louisiana Catfish Festival and fleeing police has been arrested and charged with theft and writing worthless checks.