Friday, December 15, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017

As I read in the news that the Keystone pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil into South Dakota, I was reminded of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. Some 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico and 1.84 million addi…

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Regarding Seth Bloom's Nov. 27 press release, he questions the integrity and character, as well as the ability to carry out the responsibilities that have been charged to the members of the Orleans Parish Board of Election Supervisors. The members…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Dec.1 cartoon shows dominoes falling with the names of notable men accused of sexual assault. Some men have apologized; some men have denied it. But there is no domino with the name Trump, who also has been accused of sexual assault and bragge…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The informative recent Advocate news article about the parent who was "incredulous" that her local elementary school was trying use students to urge their respective parents to pay overdue school cafeteria bill is, in the opinion of this Advocate …

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Advocate writes that Baton Rouge's city-parish government is buying 80 new police units for $2 million and that it will "build morale." But what The Advocate story didn't say was that for many years, every law enforcement officer who carries a…

Monday, December 11, 2017

I visited my New Orleans relatives recently and got a chance to read your newspaper. It is really nice to read a "real" traditional newspaper with in-depth local and national news. I live in the greater Memphis area, an area approximately the same…

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Saturday, December 09, 2017

Recently, Patricia Manchester, of Baton Rouge, was involved in a serious crash on Interstate 10 in New Orleans, where her car was totaled. Thankfully, Patricia’s 13-month-old daughter wasn’t injured in the crash because she was properly restrained…

Friday, December 08, 2017

Over the last few years, the trend is growing to release/fire a coach if the team does not have a successful season. I think that perhaps colleges/universities should consider the same and release/fire a professor if his/her students are not successful.

Thursday, December 07, 2017
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Recently, more than 40 taxpayers from three local organizations — Step Up Louisiana, Democratic Socialists of New Orleans, and Metairie Indivisible — gathered outside U.S. Sen. John Kennedy’s office to protest the GOP tax bill. The Senate passed t…

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Monday, December 04, 2017

Louisiana, like most of the country, has entered the homestretch of the health insurance open enrollment period. With the Dec. 15 deadline just around the corner, those working to get Louisianians covered are racing to assist the 143,577 residents…

Sunday, December 03, 2017

I read your recent article, “N.O. schools on 3-year slide” hoping for at least a glimmer of resistance to the massive and abusive web of obsessive testing foisted on our public schools, charter and traditional, throughout the USA. I found no such …

Friday, December 01, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017

In 1990, Louisiana voters passed a 20-cent-per gallon gas tax that was to be dedicated "solely" for the purpose of funding transportation projects. Since then, our Legislature has dipped into it for transportation employee salaries and funding hig…

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Congressional leaders have seized upon a historic opportunity to reform the U.S. income tax law in an attempt to improve the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. CF Industries, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of nitrog…

I have been a proponent of a flat tax for a long time. Studying the proposed tax plan by the Republicans, I wonder why corporations are given the benefit of a flat 20 percent tax on net profits, but they don't seem to think it is the right plan fo…

Monday, November 27, 2017

New Orleans is a community of people that takes care of one another. We hold tight to our traditions and know how to celebrate life’s milestones both big and small. New Orleans is a special place where food, friendship, family and faith still mean…

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Today, as school choice dominates the headlines, parents and families should have a clear understanding of the different choice options that are available to their children. In East Baton Rouge, school choice takes on many forms including magnet s…

Friday, November 24, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017