Saturday, August 19, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017

Congress will reconvene on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and the Senate’s first order of business will undoubtedly be to resurrect the repeal of the Affordable Care Act again.

As a retired mining engineer who was involved in Western coal, I could not go unanswered the comments of Froma Harrop. I would venture to guess that Harrop has not visited the coal mines in Wyoming. If she had, she would have discovered that the m…

Friday, August 18, 2017

The corporate incentives and tax breaks at the State Capitol during former Gov. Bobby Jindal's tenure had a real cost, in putting at risk the lives of Louisiana's most vulnerable children.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I, along with 99 percent of Americans, am very disturbed by the tragic events in Virginia over the last several days. However bad things were though, I also find it disturbing that the people who were exercising their right to protest peacefully a…

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I am hotline volunteer and clinic escort with the New Orleans Abortion Fund. Our mission is simple; we help women pay for safe, legal abortions when they otherwise would be unable to do so. I recently found myself questioning why my NOAF stickers …

Monday, August 14, 2017

When 95-year old Helen Plummer, of Baton Rouge, died earlier this year, her family was surprised to learn that she had a will. Much of Plummer’s will is unremarkable. It leaves her modest estate to two young great-grandchildren, in trust, to help …

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Once a week, sometimes more often, we gather on the sidewalk in front of U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s office in Metairie with homemade signs protesting the decisions his party and his president are making in Washington, D.C. We are what many have call…

Jeff Sadow gets it exactly wrong with his August 6 column endorsing a federal program (know as 287(g)) that deputizes local law enforcement officers to perform immigration enforcement actions ¯ in addition to their already substantial work loads. …

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017

I recently read your article about the Louisiana Department of Education releasing a Request For Proposals for a review of three special education schools. While I do agree that this needs to be done, I am concerned about the approach for this RFP.

No wonder America is going in the tank. It’s an attitude problem that started with “casual Friday.” Just look around. It’s everywhere. Don’t believe me? Check out what used to be called “high fashion” ads and magazines. I have a new name for them,…

Thursday, August 10, 2017

It is difficult to get statistically valid information on what would have happened if the repeal of the Affordable Care Act had succeeded in the United States Senate, but the range of results based on information from the Congressional Budget Offi…

I feel compelled to respond to the letter recently published entitled “Stop fraud on asbestos claims.” I have been handling asbestos claims in Louisiana for over 40 years. I tried the first asbestos disease case ever tried in the federal court for…

I read with interest the article in the Aug. 8 edition referencing the fact that I have requested state Attorney General Jeff Landry to address legal and constitutional issues concerning the passage of taxes in seven economic development districts…

In his Aug. 4 letter to The Advocate, Stanford Bardwell makes quite clear his opinion we should each mostly look after our own health care and pay for what we can afford, supplementing personal savings with major-medical insurance for catastrophes…

In the wake of yet another flood event in New Orleans, everyone is looking for someone to blame for this one event and ignoring a larger trend that extends past the microcosm of New Orleans.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017