Saturday, December 03, 2016

The only way for Donald Trump to separate himself from the entanglement of his vast global business interests. For more Walt toons and animations click here.

Saturday, December 03, 2016
Friday, December 02, 2016
Friday, December 02, 2016

Given the scope of change promised by a new administration in Washington, we hope that members will not forget those suffering in Louisiana from disastrous flooding this year.

Friday, December 02, 2016

The election of Cedric Richmond of New Orleans to head the Congressional Black Caucus, which will be 49 members strong in the new U.S. House of Representatives, is a welcome addition to Louisiana's clout on Capitol Hill. Richmond's district also i…

Thursday, December 01, 2016
Thursday, December 01, 2016

Recent print and media journalism, including The Advocate, have reported on President-elect Donald Trump's announcement on Nov. 23 of Betsy Devos as his intended Secretary of Education.

I suspect that Jeff Sadow’s diatribe (The Advocate. Nov. 27) against what he sees as the evils of liberalism would surprise his students who, one would hope, have been taught the virtues of accurate and truthful writing. Granting his right as a co…

Thursday, December 01, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

N.O. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said there were more than 30 officers on the block when the mass shooting on Bourbon Street erupted early Sunday morning — and only months before the City Council had passed a brand new set of gun restri…

Since the June 29, 2014 shooting on Bourbon Street that left one person dead and nine people injured, only one of the two or more shooters during that incident has been identified, caught, and convicted. There have been at least 9 other shootings …

Secretary of State Tom Schedler had a winner when he talked the family of the late George Rodrigue to use the artist’s signature Blue Dog on the “I Voted!” stickers. They’ve been popular at polling places during the high-turnout presidential election.

It would be an affront to the shades of those imprisoned, tortured and killed during the reign of Fidel Castro to mourn the death of the Cuban dictator.

One of the wildest years in LSU football history ended with a dramatic victory against Texas A&M University, and student-athletes voted in the much-discussed sweepstakes about who would permanently replace Coach Les Miles.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I am a Louisiana resident who has studied, worked in and dedicated my life to public health. Upon reading some of President-elect Donald Trump’s proposals for health care reform, I felt concerned for the future health of my community.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Even though I have never belonged to a political party, I may have to join the Democratic Party since I learned from letter writer Jesse Pitre that they pay no taxes. Speaking about the gasoline tax, he said Democrats are always eager to spend tax…

Sunday, November 27, 2016

With regard to the Nov. 19 letter from Baton Rouge business owner Alan Schuetz suggesting that TOPS funding deficits might be solved by eliminating “nonessential” — i.e. non-STEM courses — like art history and liberal arts programs from Louisiana’…

Saturday, November 26, 2016

With the passing of Thanksgiving, the holiday shopping season is now underway, ushering in a sales period that’s often a make-or-break time for many retailers.

Friday, November 25, 2016

It is to be expected that if your candidate loses, you want to change the rules. However it is sad that Michael Russo, a librarian (letters Nov. 21) is not familiar with the many books on the founding of our nation. He, like many of the Obama/Clin…

What makes millennials and others such as Bernie Sanders think that a college education should be free or that graduates should not have to repay student loans? I and all my college educated family and friends had to repay our student loans. It wa…

Omitting wordage on the vice president, here's what the U.S. Constitution provides on electing the President: Article II "Section 1. He [the President] shall . . . be elected, as follows: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislatur…

Regarding "Advocate chooses to ignore the facts" by Jeff Landry: Mr. Landry, in your letter, you cite the supremacy of the Constitution. I would like to refresh your memory on the preamble of the Constitution of the United States which says "secur…

Early voting for the Dec. 10 election begins Saturday. We urge voters in East Baton Rouge Parish to back several major propositions that will make a positive difference in key challenges: traffic, criminal justice and tourist promotion.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

On Sunday, Nov. 20, your columnist James Gill, and WYES Director of Local Initiatives Marcia Kavanaugh, presented your readers and local TV viewers with vivid pictures of the ongoing mental health crisis in Greater New Orleans.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Learned columnist George Will implicates academia, the “incubator of late-adolescent infants” (The Advocate, Nov. 20: 8B), in the president-elect’s triumphal passage to White House. His succinctly worded conclusion warrants public attention: “Inst…

In a letter which appeared in the Nov. 21 issue, the writer, perhaps quite inadvertently, revealed, in a single phrase, the mindset which delivered the Donald Trump presidency to America, including those like the writer who would have preferred to…