Home / Articles / By Jim Brown
Editorial
December 04 12:00 AM
A ho-hum election day. That’s what Louisiana voters experienced a few weeks back. Now a runoff election is scheduled for Dec. 8 with just a few choices for voters on the ballot. At the top of the ticket is the race to fill the void left by former Secretary of State Tom Scheduler, who resigned from office under a cloud.
Editorial
July 06 12:00 AM
Legislators were high-fiving this week over the balancing of the state budget by increasing the already highest sales tax in the nation. Fully funding the TOPS tuition program for college students became the centerpiece for much of the discussion.
Editorial
June 22 12:00 AM
Can you put lipstick on a pig? Well, business leaders are certainly giving it their best shot in an effort to counteract the fact that Louisiana’s outrageously expensive insurance rates make the Bayou State an environment hostile to the attraction of new businesses.
Editorial
May 25 12:00 AM
Political parties are at a low ebb both in Louisiana and throughout the rest of the country. Public opinion often dips below 40 percent approval rating in numerous national and statewide polling. Voters continue to lose faith in how both Democrats and Republicans govern.
Editorial
May 04 12:00 AM
Sad to say that the truth has become a diminishing commodity in America today. Particularly when it comes to many branches of government. Remember the old adage that “I’m from the federal government and I’m here to help you?” Too often, they are here to examine, investigate and even prosecute you.
Editorial
April 27 12:00 AM
So our President is a mafia boss, an unethical liar and “morally unfit” to be leading the country. At least that’s the opinion of former FBI chief James Comey. In his recent interviews, Comey also has a problem with Donald Trump’s orange skin, his ties that are too long, and even the size of his hands.
Editorial
April 24 12:00 AM
Here’s an interesting thought. Why is it that Louisiana and neighboring state Mississippi are always on the bottom of every national ranking involving virtually every aspect of a state’s quality of life? Yet casino gambling is widespread throughout both states at a level not found any place else in America outside of Las Vegas.
Editorial
April 13 12:00 AM
My dad was a star forward playing both junior college and AAU basketball. I had the honor of being Coach Dean Smith’s first recruit at the University of North Carolina back in 1968. I was a spectator in the Louisiana Superdome when the Tar Heels won two national championships.
Editorial
April 06 12:00 AM
As Riegel points out, Pierson’s naive understanding of the state’s bottom of the barrel ranking fails to comprehend “the direct connection that exists between education, healthcare, the environment and infrastructure on one hand and economic development on the other.

Digital Edition

click on cover to view digital version

Poll

What type of Christmas lights do you perfer?

Getting poll results. Please wait...

Online Puzzels