“I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference.”
If naysayers needed any additional fuel for their argument that the Comite River Diversion Canal will never be completed, they got it at the July 13 meeting of the Restore Louisiana Task Force.
It is a fascinating practice to watch the ever-evolving landscape of federally funded -- and sometimes managed -- departments as they continually attempt to find ways to “break even” in a world that is moving ever faster thanks to technology.
Imagine this situation: The United States faces a hostile and possibly deranged dictator ruling an Asian communist state tightly closed off from the outside world. He has developed nuclear weapons and is on the way to building missiles capable of carrying those devices across the Pacific Oce…
Are you worried about property tax payments that are offset by state credits? So is the Louisiana Legislature, which is why it created a task force last year to tackle the topic.
At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade.
Livingston Parish ranks among the fastest growing areas not only in Louisiana, but among areas in the Deep South. The migration of residents from Baton Rouge, New Orleans and many areas outside and in-between stems from many aspects.
More attacks in the French Quarter, with increased severity and frequency, have caused more eyes of scrutiny to be cast on the ‘Big Easy.’
Hearing American policymakers talk about regime change is like watching Wile E. Coyote open a package of dynamite he ordered. No matter how clever his scheme, you know that sooner or later, he’ll get blown up. He never seems to figure out that TNT is something to avoid.
Looking for something to spice up your summer? Tired of the monotony of your nine-to-five job? Are you so leery of what your government can do for you that you’re finally ready to see what you can do for your government?
If Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Legislature in Springfield do not put a budget together by Friday, the Land of Lincoln will be the first state in the Union to see its debt plunge into junk-bond status.
Most Americans view the Fourth of July in different ways, most of which symbolize the loyalty to tradition, even amid waves of change.
As we wait (at time of printing) for the folks in Washington, D.C. to vote on the newest round of healthcare, and with the Louisiana Legislature having wrapped up, I’m taking this lull around the holidays to drop into the first person and tell a story that always brings a smile to my face.
Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war.
We live and breathe by virtue of our freedom as Americans, something which we can hail for its beauty at the same time we realize it’s not without its imperfections.
The fallout from the dramatic conclusion of the regular session last week, and from the bumpy start to this term’s fourth special session, is only just beginning.
President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down.
Alegislative session which ran from April 10 through June 8 would seem to have been an adequate time frame for lawmakers to come to terms on the most urgent issue affecting the state.
Perception is a powerful thing. The idea that members of mankind view all choices through a set of glasses that have been shaped and formed by a prolonged series of choices and experiences seems overwhelming to some and, in this day and age, irrelevant to others.
On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children.
The failure of a highly touted bill can say as much – and often more – about the makeup of a legislative body and the constituents than the passage of the legislation.
No, the Comite River Diversion Canal (CRDC) will not solve all of the flooding problems the Capital Region faced during the Great Flood of 2016.
Many lawmakers entered the Memorial Day weekend not thinking about backyard barbecues or dreaming about seaside resorts. Thoughts instead gravitated towards one question: “What in the hell is going on?”
By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh.
The current political landscape in Louisiana - at just about any level - revolves around responsible, efficient spending of tax dollars.
It’s completely possible that whoever does win the expected runoff this fall for state treasurer will spend less than $1 million during the primary. That translates into an affordable victory for some lucky Louisiana politician.
Yogi Berra’s famous malapropisms continue to evoke laughter even after the longtime New York Yankee and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer left us in 2015. Some of them ring true.
A supposed “open meeting” at the Louisiana Capitol on Friday regarding the Comite Diversion Canal ended up closing the doors to outsiders at the last minute.
The governors who preceded John Bel Edwards were no strangers to special sessions. Mike Foster, for example, called seven special sessions over the span of eight years. Kathleen Blanco conducted four of them during her single four-year term. And Bobby Jindal called three during his eight yea…
May figures as just another month or perhaps the lead-in to summer, but it’s the end of the year if you’re student, teacher or school administrator. In the case of most high school seniors, it brings the end to one part of life and the start to another.