Editorials

  • Clinton's VP pick is boring, and perfect

    Hillary Clinton's choice of first-term Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate is probably the strongest she could have made, at least from what we know of him so far.

  • How Obama failed Black Lives Matter

    No life deserves to go unmourned. That idea lies at the heart of Black Lives Matter, which loudly proclaims that for too long, black lives have been callously destroyed and have gone unmourned by the American justice system.

  • What would Reagan think?

    The presidential nominee quoted Franklin D. Roosevelt and Thomas Paine, the most radical of the Founding Fathers. He asked all Americans for their support. "More than anything else," he said, "I want my candidacy to unify our country; to renew the...

  • Cheers and Jeers: July 25, 2016

    Jeers -- Denouncing Duke
    Cheers -- Class act
    Cheers -- Commending a coach

  • Pence is salt to Trump’s pepper

    The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn’t stop the hard left from hauling out its familiar and overused rhetoric.

  • White, well-off and curdling in Cleveland

    "We're at a crossroads right now," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said last September. "Are we going to take the Reagan approach, the hopeful optimistic approach, the approach that says that, you come to our country legally, you pursue your dreams...

  • Quest for common ground

    “I do not like that man. I need to get to know him better.”

Letters to the editor

  • State Sen. Troy Brown should resign

    Sadly, domestic violence is such a problem in Louisiana that it’s rare for legislators to adjourn a session without addressing it in some fashion. In 2014 alone, six bills were signed into law in order to help domestic violence victims. One of...

  • Support our police officers

    Police actions in Ferguson, Mo., New York City, Baltimore, Baton Rouge and Minnesota have been in the news, and a few police officers have been seen using excessive force and shooting people. I believe a small number of police officers use excessive...

  • Working together brings improvement

    I write this letter to publicly thank the Louisiana State Police, especially former Troop C commander Darrin Naquin, and the Department of Transportation and Development, especially Mr. Lyle Leblanc, for their part in assisting me in getting...

  • Our students always come last

    State universities are still not a priority in Louisiana. The young people of the state fulfilled their part of the TOPS contract by making the good grades demanded by the Legislature as a prerequisite to receiving a tuition-free year at a Louisiana...

  • A separate set of rules for Clintons

    Well folks, FBI Director James Comey pointed out countless acts of misconduct in the manner in which Clinton willfully abused common sense doctrine in her e-mail use.

  • Direct flights to Germany will be a boon

    The announcement of direct flights to Germany opens a world of business possibilities between New Orleans and major cities in Europe.

  • Thanks to all for a great turnout

    To all of our friends and supporters of the South Louisiana Community Orchestra, we want to thank all of you who attended our "Salute to the Big Band Era" summer concert on June 26.