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...