Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Regarding "Taxpayers assuming some of the risk for Louisiana's angel investors: smart move or giveaway?": Louisiana hasn't been an easy place to start a business because entrepreneurs haven't had much access to startup capital. Entrepreneurs left …

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017

The story of Obamacare is riddled with empty rhetoric, broken promises, and widespread outrage from the American people. The only good news is that new legislation has the opportunity to improve the situation for hardworking Louisianans across the state.

In this deeply divided political climate, many Americans are wondering if their voices will be heard on Capitol Hill. Is it possible to make a difference? The answer is yes.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017

For months now, there’s been far too much Russian smoke coming from President Donald Trump, his campaign, and now his presidential administration. We have learned of too many unexplained connections between Trump and Russian agents. We have heard …

The definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome." Well, I recall that every candidate who was running for governor in 2015 promised to hold a special session to fix the budget. When is that going…

Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's always a party in New Orleans, but maybe even more so during Carnival. What's indisputable is that it's an especially good party right now, with the festivities of the NBA All-Star game.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Given the general dysfunction in Washington, D.C. right now, we’re heartened by President Donald Trump’s swiftness in issuing a disaster declaration for parts of Louisiana in the wake of last week’s tornadoes.

Friday, February 17, 2017

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency, after running an explicitly anti-immigrant campaign that seemed to relish stoking fear and resentment towards immigrants, has shattered hopes that millions of undocumented immigrants’ burden of illeg…

I am writing to voice opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration plan. It’s difficult to keep up with the flood of dangerous ideas coming from this administration, but here is a short list of my concerns.

A new report on the nation’s most promising experiment in changing school governance ought to be required reading around the state, where publicly funded but nonprofit-run charter schools are growing.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

I thought that Rheta Grimsley Johnson’s recent column, “The greatest show on Earth, from Trumpworld,” was knee-slapping funny and a very smart analogy relative to our current national government being compared to the circus. It was entertaining, indeed!

Legislators might not admit to seeing it this narrowly, but Louisiana parents of children up to age 3 are once again in the state budget crosshairs. This has been going on for eight years because state funding for early child care and education pr…

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

There is no doubt there is a need for more revenue to meet the need to construct, maintain and improve the state's roads and bridges. However, any measure to increase the tax on motor fuels for vehicles should address the damage resulting from hyb…

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

There's a constant stream of political drama. For more Walt toons and animations click here.

For those reading The Advocate on Monday, loyal readers are again reminded that the fight for those who would eliminate any accountability for Louisiana's public schools, both traditional and charter, continues.

Hardly a ringing endorsement: Like her boss Donald Trump, new federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in after a squeaker. She was confirmed on a 50-50 vote, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie on her confirmation.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Despite policy turmoil, the Feb. 3 meeting of the Louisiana Health Care Commission was unreported and sparsely attended. The statutory group includes representatives from health care, insurance and employer organizations and is charged to “examine…

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Louisiana citizens have suffered two major floods, and now several tornadoes have destroyed many homes and businesses. It would be a great help if the IRS relaxed the casualty loss limitations against ordinary income like was done for Katrina.

The recent article, "Health law repeal slowdown acknowledged," doesn't acknowledge everything about the Republicans' failure to "replace" the Affordable Care Act. What Americans need to understand is that the GOP doesn't have a replacement for "Ob…