Wednesday, August 23, 2017

At a small city park in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, suburb of Cleveland, a crowd of Americans from around the country clapped on Monday afternoon as the sky went dark. Variations of that scene were repeated across America as people cheered the sol…

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
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
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Much of Louisiana was built by the sediments brought down over millennia by the great Mississippi River, and it continues today to generate wealth in this country and state as one of the world’s great highways of trade.

Friday, August 04, 2017

From the vantage point of Louisiana, the stalemate on health care on Capitol Hill looks eerily familiar. In Baton Rouge this year, two legislative sessions billed as opportunities for meaningful tax and fiscal reform went nowhere. In many other st…

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

In many parts of Louisiana, they're not popping the Champagne corks for a record-setting performance by the United States economy: the third-longest string of recession-free months in recorded history.

Monday, July 31, 2017
Sunday, July 30, 2017

With approval ratings low, at least for the moment, and with oil prices having crashed in the last few years, it might not seem the best time for President Donald Trump to push for exploration of oil and gas deposits off the East Coast of the Unit…

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The U.S. Senate passed a "motion to proceed," which allows them to debate and vote on a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. What will they be proceeding to? Nobody knows. It could be the American Health Care Act crafted by the House, the…

Earlier this summer, visitors to the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge were greeted by one of the most famous photographs in the world — the portrait of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill taken by Armenian-Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh i…

Friday, July 28, 2017

As Louisiana’s university students start their fall semester this month, parents footing the bill for their children’s education will naturally wonder what they’re getting for their money.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Over many years, Louisiana teachers and school leaders have been focused on classroom performance, a laser-like focus that is paying off in long-term advances in graduation rates from public high schools.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017

If President Donald Trump can give an impression of grumpiness from his frequent comments on Twitter, he's also capable of a boyish charm even at 71. It was on display on July 14 in Paris, at the annual Bastille Day parade.

Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Of all President Donald Trump's ill-judged remarks, one has stood the test of legislative experience on Capitol Hill: "Now, I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject," he said. "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated."

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Overdose deaths across Louisiana — including in Baton Rouge and New Orleans — outnumbered homicides for the first time in 2016, a development that ought is rightly alarming the public and officials, who have watched a new wave of addictions to pre…

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Friday, July 07, 2017

Between Tropical Storm Cindy and just regular Louisiana showers, it's been a wet spring and summer, but for too many households in our state, rains is a reminder of last year's unfinished business.

Thursday, July 06, 2017
Wednesday, July 05, 2017