Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
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

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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017

If the goal of health policy is to keep people healthier, there is a lot of room for debate over how to go about that process. If the measurement is insurance coverage, so that medical care is more easily available and affordable, "Obamacare" is a…

Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Monday, February 06, 2017
Sunday, February 05, 2017

After protests and speeches, the fact is that America's industrial economy is dependent on oil and gas, and the safe shipment of oil and gas and byproducts depends on the construction and modernization of pipelines.

Saturday, February 04, 2017
Friday, February 03, 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017

If Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni’s newly appointed panel on public education takes any field trips to his parish’s classrooms, Yenni will have to stay behind. After last year’s revelation that Yenni had texted sexually explicit messages to…

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January's New Year’s resolutions are already fading away, but there's still a lot to be said for looking at ourselves with fresh eyes, and noting our flaws with clear-eyed honesty.

Monday, January 30, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017

She is not an educator, but there is no dispute that Betsy DeVos of Michigan has been a longtime advocate of education choice. Should such a knowledgeable citizen advocate be barred from becoming the U.S. Secretary of Education?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

As Carnival season renews international attention on New Orleans, the timing couldn’t be better to consider a new plan to beef up security. The city’s success as a tourist destination — and its ability to attract new residents — is vital to the st…

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017

For disappointed Democrats, inauguration day of a new Republican president was not a happy occasion. Many skipped the ceremonies. Most, though, followed the leads of tradition and attended, included U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond.

For families that vacation together — a big part of the travel market — children’s museums are a great attraction for parents in search of something both youngsters and grown-ups can enjoy.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

As he leaves office on a wave of popularity, the bitter truth for Barack Obama is that his replacement will reverse at least some if not many of his policies of the past eight years.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The definition of "charter school" starts with "public," because these are public schools that are run by independent boards. But the threat of competition for dollars has fueled a legal challenge to public funding for that particular type of publ…

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we must note that Louisiana continues its march to the top of the bad lists, with a top-five finish in the risk of pedestrians being fatally struck by cars. Baton Rouge, where sprawl has been the norm …

Monday, January 16, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Perhaps Troy Brown's criminal record isn't enough to automatically trigger a vacancy in the state Senate seat he holds in the River Parishes. That would require a felony conviction.

Friday, January 13, 2017

With neither the governor nor state lawmakers eager for a special session, after being in session for months last spring amid budget woes, it still seems sensible to us that they should come back to the State Capitol before the next regular sessio…

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The commitment of another $1.2 billion toward flood aid by Congress was good news at the end of the old year, but there is still a great deal to be done in the new year to navigate the bureaucratic process and get the money to people who need it t…

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Monday, January 09, 2017
Sunday, January 08, 2017