Editorial




Jindal still on campaign trail
July 13, 2012 at 9:08 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal seems to be on the campaign trail, not for governor but for vice president by campaigning as the likely Republican nominee for President Mitt Romney. Jindal denies it but his actions so far show otherwise.


High price for purity
July 03, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Our chief justice of the Supreme Court fled from the field of sanity on June 28 and ceded the struggle over containing massive federal government control over commerce and individual rights to the motley crew in Congress who laid the decomposing cadaver of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on his door step.


Too many elections may equal low voter turnout
July 03, 2012 at 1:16 pm
The anecdotal and empirical data is there — Louisiana has too many elections each year.


State retirement system remains broken
June 29, 2012 at 9:30 am
In the early weeks leading up to the 2012 Legislative Session, state lawmakers were inundated with phone calls and correspondence regarding Governor Jindal’s education reform initiative. But soon, legislators began hearing even stronger reactions regarding reforms being brought by the administration in an attempt to shore up funding for Louisiana’s retirement systems.


Hurricane season has its advantages
June 29, 2012 at 9:29 am
Just this past weekend, this writer was at Grand Isle, sitting on the beach in the sunshine and reading a book. It was slightly windy and the waves were tumbling in.


These aren’t your father’s unions
June 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Not many people know that the president of the largest association of business and industry in Louisiana grew up in a union household. My dad was a member of the firefighters’ branch of the AFL-CIO for over 30 years.


Asleep at the wheel on tax credit wreck
June 22, 2012 at 9:26 am
By John Maginnis
Despite that he often engages in an adversarial relationship with reporters and bloggers, Gov. Bobby Jindal owes a debt of gratitude to Greg Hilburn of the Monroe News Star and his severest cyber critic, C.B. Forgotston.


Public sector unions lose big
June 14, 2012 at 10:11 am
Governor Walker became the first governor to survive a recall election. Walker campaigned against public sector union collective bargaining excesses when he ran for governor in 2010. He won. His legislative initiative to rein in those abuses was no surprise.


Equalizing the power of the legislatures
June 14, 2012 at 10:11 am
We constantly hear the leges whining about how much power the governor of Louisiana has and how little they have.


A procession of the Eucharist, which is done on Corpus Christi. Is our greatest yearning being sated?
June 07, 2012 at 9:35 am
(Columnist’s note: The following is written primarily for Catholics who believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. And for all others who are open to this great mystery as well.)


City next door needs some change
June 07, 2012 at 9:30 am
New Orleans is an amazing city.


Jindal slick with his oil politics
May 31, 2012 at 8:50 am
By John Maginnis
Since its difficulties with Huey Long, Big Oil has sought to develop warm relations with Louisiana governors and vice versa, if they knew what was good for them.


The anatomy of a deal
May 31, 2012 at 8:50 am
Rep. Joel Robideaux is a political opportunist who until he decided to run for Speaker of the House was not a member of any political party. He knew that Bobby Jindal would not support anyone for Speaker unless they were a Republican. So, strictly for political expediency, Robideaux became a Republican.


Outnumbered democrats are picking their fights
May 25, 2012 at 9:17 am
By John Maginnis

Arriving for their day at the Legislature, the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha, clad in salmon and green, had no idea they were about to kill a bill.


Are world leaders getting together?
May 25, 2012 at 9:16 am
Pres. Barack Obama and leaders of other world powers apparently agreed in a meeting at Camp David Saturday that the world needs two things to end the current economic crisis - grow industry and cut the debt that exists. That sounds like a good idea but how they attempt to do it will determine whether or not they will be successful.


There are no cuts in Washington
May 17, 2012 at 10:26 am
Baton Rouge and Washington are starting to resemble each other when it comes to fiscal issues. In Washington, no budget has passed Congress and been signed into law in over three years. The Constitution requires one to pass, but who are the Founding Fathers to question the wisdom of our leaders in Congress?


Tulane Stadium needs rebirth
May 17, 2012 at 10:26 am
For many years, Tulane Stadium on Willow Street in New Orleans was the No. 1 location for prime time football in southeast Louisiana.


Election only 6 months away
May 10, 2012 at 10:08 am
Six months from now, Americans will determine who will serve for the next four years as commander in chief of our armed forces and the chief executive of the mammoth executive branch of the federal government. The candidates have, for all practical purposes, been determined.


Suspect arrested 16 months after Norco murder
Suspect arrested 16 months after Norco murder
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A suspect in the December 2012 murder of Norco resident Jay Bertucci was apprehended by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office today.

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