Congressional victors already have committee assignments

The U.S. House Republican Steering Committee has already set aside committee seats for the victors of Louisiana’s recent congressional runoffs. Read More...
December 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm

We need to take responsibility for ourselves

When things go wrong, we sometimes begin to feel sorry for ourselves or we become envious of other’s success. It may be that we lost a job, we missed out on a promotion at work, or we wonder why we don’t have the big house with the swimming pool. We begin to make excuses, we wallow in self-pity, or we blame someone else for our plight. Let’s examine some of these situations.Read More...
December 05, 2014 at 11:13 am

State budget debacle only just beginning

How will lawmakers deal with a $1.4 billion budget hole next year?Read More...
December 05, 2014 at 11:12 am

Vitter, Nungesser lead early 2015 poll

Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host. Read More...
November 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

We must vote our conscience

As citizens of the United States, we have a responsibility to vote. It’s gift that has been given to us by the lives and deaths of many patriots.Read More...
November 21, 2014 at 10:37 am

Candidates for attorney general still stacking up

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will likely be called many things during the 2015 election cycle, but lonely will not be one of them. Read More...
November 21, 2014 at 10:36 am

Do you know what true hunger is?

How many of us have ever been on a diet? We start off the first day with a light breakfast. (So far, so good. We knew we could do this.) About mid-morning we get the urge for a snack. (We pass on this. We’ve got will power.) It’s getting to 11:30. We begin to wonder, “Isn’t it about time for lunch?” Read More...
November 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

State legislators had rough time on ballot

Of the eight state legislators who ran for other offices on the primary ballot this year, only two are leaving the Legislature for sure, another is facing a runoff and five others were handed defeats. Read More...
November 14, 2014 at 9:43 am

Is money the root of all evil?

How many of us have too much money? I don’t know about you, but I’m surely not on that yacht yet. Many of us yearn to win the lottery, but even if we did, it probably would only provide temporary happiness. It’s not unusual for a lottery winner to be broke within a few years. There can be a good deal of stress associated with financial planning, trying to remain anonymous so as to avoid all those third cousins twice removed from looking for a handout, and dealing with good old Uncle Sam. Yet most of us wouldn’t mind taking our chances.Read More...
November 07, 2014 at 9:48 am

Political polling locked up during primary season

A cornerstone of campaigning slowly came to a troubling halt during Louisiana’s primary election season for some candidates and campaigns. Read More...
November 07, 2014 at 9:46 am

New Orleans once again center of Landrieu universe

Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders. Read More...
October 24, 2014 at 9:32 am

Questionable if GOP backs incumbent in runoff

Delivering stump speeches that roast Republican party officials may have finally caught up with Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz. Read More...
October 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

Thank someone special in your life

By Deacon "G"

Sometimes we need to ask ourselves, “When was the last time I thanked someone for doing something special for me?”
We each have many needs. They may be spiritual, physical, psychological, financial or social. Most of these we are capable of providing for ourselves on a daily basis. But there comes a time in our lives when each of us requires that someone else becomes part of the process and lends a helping hand. Often this happens “just in the nick of time” i.e., right before we’re about to give up.Read More...
October 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

Vitter hasn’t forgotten about the Senate during run for governor

By Jeremy Alford

While he may be focused on running for governor in 2015, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie hasn’t lost sight of his gig in D.C., which includes a possible chairmanship in the near future and raising money for his federal accounts. Read More...
October 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

Constitutional amendment battle moving to airwaves

By Jeremy Alford

The Louisiana Hospital Association, Louisiana Nursing Home Association, Louisiana Pharmacists Association, ambulance providers and intermediate care facilities are pooling their resources and planning for a statewide media buy to promote the passage of the first two constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Read More...
September 26, 2014 at 9:48 am

State legislative elections already taking shape

By Jeremy Alford

It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s legislative races. Read More...
September 19, 2014 at 10:01 am

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