Friday, May 26, 2017

Professors and students at LSU work every day to solve the most critical challenges we face such as improving cancer detection and treatment; stabilizing coastal land loss; improving our education system; reducing crime and poverty; inventing adva…

Friday, May 26, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Did you know that there are 63 school-based health centers in 27 parishes in Louisiana? They are medical offices in a school, staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and licensed behavioral health professionals. School-based …

With not a vote to spare, the state House has advanced a modest proposal to raise — four years from now — the grade-point average for students to win a TOPS tuition waiver.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

As an LSU graduate, I consider Louisiana my home away from home and have personal interest in seeing it succeed. Louisiana is rich in cuisine and culture, blessed with natural resources even Georgia envies, with economic opportunity many states in…

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

With the president’s overseas trip in full swing, America finally is getting its mojo back. Having spent several decades building a business across the world with a focus on the Middle East, it’s good to see us reconnecting with our old friends in…

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It must be another budget cycle. Another citizen-consultant for Hollywood South has presented the half-truth that some $200 million in annual public investment is a good buy because it results in direct and indirect jobs. The first half of the tru…

Your May 20 story talks of Mexican sugar being dumped here in the United States at a lower price than what it is sold for in Mexico. Domestic sugar producers want a tariff imposed on the Mexican sugar to raise its price. And yet American pharmaceu…

In the monument tussle, it seems that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is removing the history of Democrats in the South. I believe the plantation and slave owners were Democrats, the men on these monuments were Democrats. General Nathan Bedford F…

Lawyers for Good Government Louisiana would like to applaud the efforts by all parties involved with the criminal justice reform package before the Legislature. Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and it was time that someth…

Years ago, we voted in the lottery and the casinos, and that tax money was to go to the roads and schools. What happened to that? It seems like every time we get a new politician, we pay more taxes to pay for new roads and teacher pay.

Monday, May 22, 2017

As a former New Orleans resident of 30-plus years, I would like to share my views on the recent controversy concerning the removal of statues in New Orleans. I call them statues because that is what they are.

In Mitch Landrieu's own words, he said,- if he were African American, how would he explain to his young daughter who Robert E. Lee was and what did he do? Using this logic, if he were a Native American, how would he explain who Jackson and Bienvil…

Regarding the recent Cal Thomas column, "Stop the insults, Mr President": Well done, Mr. Thomas, with wise observations about the Comey firing, and excellent advice to President Trump. Regrettably, however, you have not taken Trump's true measure.

If you’re going to use it, you should be willing to pay more for it. It’s what I call a “user tax,” and it’s the reason I favor not only the proposed 17-cent increase in the sales tax on gasoline but also an additional 3-cent local gasoline tax de…

Sunday, May 21, 2017

With a decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a lawsuit brought by a New Orleans-area levee board appears to be at an end, but the legal issues involving the coast don’t end there.

Joan Baez’s “Forever Young” just came on the radio, and I thought how sadly we have moved in the wrong direction: “May you always do for others and let others do for you. May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung. May you grow up…

Saturday, May 20, 2017

With the removal of Robert E. Lee’s likeness from its prominent perch at the center of Lee Circle, New Orleans now has four fewer public monuments linked to the Confederacy.