Editorials

  • Nicholls State gets some positive signs

    Anyone who has followed the recent history of Nicholls State University knows that the school faces significant hardships.

  • State senator should leave office

    For months, state Sen. Troy Brown has faced a growing chorus of voices demanding that he leave his seat in the Senate. And now, that time has come.

  • Saturday was a win for Nicholls State

    The scoreboard at the end of Saturday’s Nicholls State-Georgia football game showed a 26-24 defeat for the Colonels. But the Nicholls players and coaches won a lot of fans and a lot of respect Sunday afternoon by pushing the ninth-ranked...

  • Saints fans have plenty of reason to cheer

    When the Oakland Raiders scored a touchdown with 47 seconds left in Sunday’s game, Saints fans feared the worst. The score brought the visiting Raiders to within one point of the Saints and gave Oakland a chance to tie the game and likely send...

  • Get it right before signing state contract

    Gov. John Bel Edwards has awarded a potentially lucrative legal contract to his lead fundraiser to represent the state in its lawsuit against the oil and gas industry over coastal damage.

  • A solemn remembrance of those who were lost

    Fifteen years ago today, the U.S. experienced a deadly terror attack on our own soil — the deadliest ever. The morning was like any other until first one passenger airplane struck one of the World Trade Center towers in New York, then another...

  • Cheer and Jeers: Sept. 10, 2016

    Cheers — Taking on Georgia
    Cheers — Healthier options
    Cheers — Excellent training

Letters to the editor

  • Murder appeal is a waste of money

    Robert Chouest is asking to use Lafourche Parish tax dollars to pay a public defender who costs $21,495 to appeal his case. He was declared indigent because he is in Angola state prison. Of course he is indigent. He is in jail for murder.

  • Our power grid is vulnerable

    Our nation’s power grid is susceptible both to solar events and to terrorist and military attacks. Hundreds of millions of lives could be wiped out by an electromagnetic pulse event.

  • The perfect storm is not a weather event

    For many of us who have lived in Houma for most of our lives, the fear of hurricanes and flooding has always been in the back of our minds.

  • Hillary Clinton is lacking in character

    On Aug, 22, I read an opinion piece by Daniel Akerson. I would like to thank him for his military service too America. Next, I would ask, did you get your news only from CNN? You said the office of the president requires "competence, integrity,...

  • Opinion on corporal punishment is wrong

    On Aug.29, the newspaper's opinion on corporal punishment is totally wrong, and so is the ACLU. Will we the people ever take charge of our families and our lives again?

  • Observe Constitution Week Sept. 17-23

    The Constitution of the United States is the central legal document of American government and the supreme law of the land. For 229 years, it has provided the basis for individual freedom and political stability.

  • If I can help, you can too

    I am a volunteer for The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events in Lafourche Parish. I am proud to not only raise money, but also to donate my time and money to saving lives, preventing cancer and finding cures. It’s something...