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Monday, June 5, 2017
The fate of Confederate monuments is now in the hands of local governments. The Louisiana Senate has rejected two bills which would have required prior approval to any action being taken. The measures didn’t even make it out of committee. The Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 4-2 to kill both bills.
Business
Monday, May 8, 2017
Once upon a time, the Caddo Parish Commission was known as "the zoo" because of its conduct at meetings and the bickering among its members. But as years passed and new members were elected, its image changed. The Commission became the shining star among local government entities.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, April 10, 2017
As you read this, the Louisiana Legislature is in session. It began on Monday, April 10, and runs through Thursday, June 8. During that time span, there is much to be done. There are the state’s budget problems to be dealt with as well as tax reform – and a gasoline tax.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
On Friday, Jan. 20, the transfer of power will peacefully take place. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. President Barack Obama will return to the ranks of being just a citizen. That’s how our democracy works in America, even when there are different political philosophies and issues at stake.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Thankfully, the presidential race, one of the most contentious and bizarre of all time, is coming to an end. The Tuesday, Nov. 8, election day is less than two weeks away. In my 50 years of being involved in the political arena, I have never seen anything like it.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
With everything that is going on in the world today, it is no wonder that some people are beginning to wonder if the end is near. Sounds farfetched? Maybe not. Respected biblical scholars are poring over Scriptures for signs that are prevalent today and note that never before have so many people been interested in the subject.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
For example, one day when we came to class, there was no professor. We waited a few minutes, then began badmouthing him and decided we had a right to leave the classroom. At that point, he leaped out from under his desk where he had been hiding the whole time.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, July 18, 2016
But it goes beyond that. There are also complaints about fireworks being shot over houses and into the yards of some residents. With the dry conditions we have been experiencing, that was dangerous. And, even more than that, disputes over fireworks erupted into violence resulting in death and/or injury to the combatants.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Democrats are hoping to make a comeback

This fall will see some important races of local interest on the ballot in addition to the presidential race. The Bayou State will elect a new United States senator and the 4th Congressional District will elect a new member to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, June 20, 2016
It was just a matter of time until we had a horrific terrorist attack on American soil. Unbelievably, for the sick person who carried out this attack, it was a double-barreled mission – please ISIS and kill gays, which he apparently despised. So he picked the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando as his target where he killed 49 young people and wounded 53.

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