Friday, November 24, 2017

Under the recent tax reform legislation in the U.S. Congress, the federal Historic Tax Credit is at risk. However, thanks to an amendment introduced by Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, the tax credit was restored and adopted in full by the U.S. Senate…

Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Monday, November 20, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017

The federal historic tax credit has been a key tool in the revitalization of Baton Rouge and communities across the state. The HTC has allowed private developers like myself to restore historic structures like The Watermark that spur additional ec…

Friday, November 17, 2017

If Dan Fagan was not at the recent hearing held by the Urban Land Institute and its designated independent panel, I think that he should find a transcript or video. Tearing down Charity Hospital would be a travesty not for the minds of fellow citi…

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The GOP tax “reform” plan currently before Congress is based upon a very big lie. The Republicans want you to believe that big business needs a tax break in order to be more competitive. This is nonsense. Businesses in our country already pay an e…

It is unfortunate for Michael Gerson that his column (titled by The Advocate as "Both parties morally; intellectually exhausted"), was printed the day after Democrats ran the table across the country on Nov. 7. From governors to county commissione…

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017

My thanks go out to Edward Pratt for the column about litter. So many of my guests from other states have asked about all the litter. It's an embarrassment. From the air, Louisiana appears mostly green. At ground level, it's an entirely different …

Thursday, November 09, 2017

I am deeply concerned about the future of our country. Recently, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake gave a speech in the Senate that expressed so eloquently what is in my heart. The situation in this country is like the fable of the king's subjects being afraid…

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Great American Smokeout, an annual event created in 1977 by the American Cancer Society, is celebrated on the third Thursday of every November to help encourage smokers to try quitting for a day. They are then asked to donate the money they wo…

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In the late 20th century, while addressing the International Convention of the Knights of Columbus, Mother Teresa of Calcutta shook her crooked finger and said these profoundly prophetic words: "United States of America, as long as there is violen…

Monday, November 06, 2017

I got to read in They Advocate an attempted defense of General John Kelly's claim that the Civil War was a result of a "lack of compromise," and essentially rehabilitate the image of the rebels as just poor souls who were needlessly shunned by the…

This is an overdue letter to thank The Advocate for excellent coverage and recognition of some unique Baton Rouge treasures. Your entertainment writer, John Wirt, did outstanding work in profiling Zia Tammami as inaugural recipient of the Southern…

After reading Thomas M. Bayer's letter, I am truly wondering if we both read the same cartoon. Mallard Fillmore from Oct. 29 was offensive to him because it defamed our veterans? This cartoon had nothing to do with veterans. Fillmore was speaking …

Sunday, November 05, 2017
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017

More than 223,000 Louisiana students have graduated with the help of TOPS, which awards funds based on high school GPA and ACT scores. In addition to providing lower-income students with the opportunity to attend college, TOPS is one of the bigges…