To give life or to take it

For some women, becoming pregnant is the happiest day of their lives. For others, it can become one of the saddest days. Why is there such a divergence in emotions?Read More...
March 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

A very different hayride for Edwards

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, is traveling a campaign trail that’s dissimilar in many ways from the one he successfully maneuvered last in 1991. Read More...
March 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

Bernhard making rounds for governor

By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Jim Bernhard, who engineered the sale The Shaw Group for $3 billion, recently has told several people involved in Democratic politics that he intends to run for governor in 2015. According to three of those sources, Bernhard told them he will be a candidate, while another said Bernhard told him he is “strongly considering” the race.Read More...
March 07, 2014 at 9:24 am

Race for attorney general has many facets

By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
Former Congressman Jeff Landry announced Monday that he wants to be Louisiana’s top lawyer and will be challenging incumbent Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in 2015.Read More...
February 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

Celebrate Valentine’s Day every day

By "Deacon G" Gautrau
“A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.” (Frank A. Clark)Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Another Super PAC tiptoes into Senate race

By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

Why should U.S. Sen. David Vitter have all the fun? He shouldn’t, according to the architects of the new Blue Pelican Super PAC that is being built up to support the re-election of senior Sen. Mary Landrieu.Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Jindal budget ‘shell game’

Still scratching my head over where Bobby Jindal found the extra $50 million in state funds to give to higher education in his proposed FY15 budget, but I may have found the source.Read More...
February 07, 2014 at 9:10 am

Abortion poll sets stage for legislative debates

By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

After surviving attempts by lawmakers to defund it last year, Planned Parenthood is circulating the results of a November poll that suggest voters’ attitudes about reproductive health and pregnancy in Louisiana do not fit neatly along a pro-life to pro-choice continuum.Read More...
February 07, 2014 at 9:05 am

I didn’t get to say goodbye

By "Deacon G" Gautrau

This morning I woke up dead. I know it because I just read my name in the death notices.Read More...
January 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Edwin Edwards polling in 6th congressional race

By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

Whether or not former Gov. Edwin Edwards is seriously considering running for Congress, some of his allies have commissioned a poll to gauge his strength in the 6th District race this fall. Read More...
January 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm

America’s melting pot or gumbo?

By "Deacon G" Gautrau

We have a right to honor our heritage, but we have a responsibility to respect each other’s heritage.Read More...
January 24, 2014 at 10:42 am

Lawsuit on elderly affairs possible against Jindal administration

By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

A lawmaker from Assumption Parish and a group of senior citizens from south Louisiana say they are working on filing potential litigation against the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal to address a variety of issues related to the Office of Elderly Affairs.Read More...
January 17, 2014 at 10:18 am

Politics getting heavy in new year

Unfortunately, the new year of 2014 will become more political as prospective candidates get into action seeking positions in the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives.Read More...
January 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

New year, new day, new beginning

"Deacon G" Gautrau

Finally, a new year. We can look back on last year and review just how things turned out. Certainly there were good things and bad things that happened, some over which we had control and others not. Did we go through life allowing things to happen to us or did we make things happen? What will we do this year to affect the outcome? Do we have a plan?Read More...
January 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

Vitter still mulling decision on governor’s race

By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

In a recent interview with LaPolitics.com, U.S. Sen. David Vitter said there were no ulterior motives to his December announcement about his possible run for governor. But it was definitely an incomplete declaration and a definitive answer is expected sometime this month.Read More...
January 10, 2014 at 9:17 am

‘Gold standard’ depends on perspective

An analysis in Sunday’s Baton Rouge Advocate is headlined: “5 Years later, does Gov. Jindal’s ethics system work?”Read More...
January 03, 2014 at 10:32 am

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