• A battle Louisiana must win

    Louisiana’s ongoing effort to rebuilt our coast and protect us from future storms is vitally important to anyone who wants to stay in our part of the state.

  • Colleges smart to work together

    Louisiana’s colleges and universities have been hit by round after round of budget cuts. As the money being invested in our students has continued to decrease, our institutions of higher learning have had to make difficult decisions about...

  • Ash Wednesday ushers in Lenten season

    The contrast between Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday is stark. Gone are the parades and the noisy celebrations.

  • Happy Mardi Gras, one and all!

    This is Mardi Gras. It is the iconic event in south Louisiana — the thing that people the world over imagine when they think of our region.

  • Thank you for another great celebration

    For the vast majority of people who take part in the Mardi Gras celebration each year, it’s all about the fun. There’s the fun of the parades.

  • Tax plan should be 'dead on arrival'

    President Barack Obama is planning to seek a $10-per-barrel tax on oil to pay for investments in clean transportation.

  • Cheers and Jeers: Feb. 6, 2016

    Cheers — Ahead of schedule
    Cheers — A welcome message
    Cheers — Coming soon

Letters to the editor

  • Tax would be hard on oil industry

    Merriam-Webster defines “lame duck” as “one that falls behind in ability or achievement.” This came to mind after President Barack Obama’s recent proposal was met with a thud on the doorsteps of Congress.

  • Thank you for the hard work at trial

    On behalf of the Galjour family, I want to thank the detectives, police officers and assistant Districts Attorney Heather Hendrix and Annette Fontana for a job well done in regards to the murder of Shawn Galjour.

  • Don't forget your heart on Valentine's Day

    Forget about your sweetheart this Valentine's Day — focus on your own heart. Heart disease is still the nation's top killer, and experts estimate that the cost of treating cardiovascular disease in the U.S. will triple to $818 billion per year...

  • Justice was done in guilty verdict

    Robert Chouest’s defense attorney, George Ledet, said in his closing statement in the murder trial of Shawn Galjour that no one knew why Galjour was in the driveway and he and Chouest didn't know each other.

  • Make sure you are smart around firearms

    The New Orleans community continues to feel the aftershocks of a tragedy that led to the death of a toddler recently. On Jan. 20, a 3-year-old was fatally shot and killed when a gun stashed under a pillow on the bed shared with his grandmother...

  • Louisiana is taxing professors' loyalty

    This is an open letter to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. I teach in the UL System, and I am having trouble reconciling a few things.

  • Presidential debates offer country no hope

    We should be grateful to the presidential "debaters" for giving us a front seat view of what our government is all about.