A few amendments could make difference
Louisiana’s constitution is weighted down with far too many inconsequential and unnecessary amendments, but a few of the 31 proposed changes to the charter in the current session could make a posit...
Bill would equalize cuts
Higher education and health care have been battered with deep budget cuts since state revenues began plummeted three years ago, and proposals in the current legislative session-one by Sen. Gerald L...
Some Personal Issues
I have a couple of issues to address.
As regards the first, I hope that this newspaper can handle a complaint. I have remained silent about this for some time out of loyalty, but my stupid siste...
Guns on campus bill waste of time, money
Louisiana legislators should not waste much of their time or the taxpayers’ money during the current session on the rehashed bill to allow guns on college campuses. That dangerous proposal has die...
‘English’ in Louisiana
Someone recently sent me a photo that has been circulating the Internet for a few years of a professionally produced sign placed over a bin for charitable donations. The sign says is “Help Louisia...
Snippets: Bibliomaniac forever
“To be a book collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.” Robertson Davies
Yeah, I know it’s hard for young people to believe, but I didn’t lay eyes...
Incumbers seem to be in good positions
Sen. Gerald Long and Rep. Rick Nowlin will be running for reelection in districts that were substantially altered by legislative reapportionment, but the incumbents seem to be in a good position to...