Dr. Ben Carson, United States Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, took a tour of the Denham Springs area Monday afternoon.
Economic sanctions work better as a symbol than as a solution. The United States government imposed them on Cuba’s Castro regime in 1960, and it’s still in power. We imposed sanctions on Saddam Hussein but had to invade Iraq to remove him. We imposed sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear…
Special elections in the middle of football season often loom very quietly, draw low turnout and make plenty of noise in the aftermath.
It seems almost trite to emphasize a strong start for students at the start of the school year, but a new sense of urgency looms for those entering high school.
Seems like we’ve been here before, July giving way to August, unrelenting temperatures, plenty of the R-word and players all over the country donning new and still relatively fresh-and-clean football gear.
Barack Obama had his share of poor decisions and outright failures. One of his worst moments came during his 2010 State of the Union address. With six justices seated in front of him, he upbraided the Supreme Court for a decision on campaign finance regulation.
Louisiana elections produce much more than winners and losers. They also generate new insights into the modern political landscape, foreshadow policy debates to come and offer us an opportunity to take the temperature of the electorate on any number of issues.
Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland. He is now working on its accuracy, and a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop that missile that can survive re-entry.
The power of social media to draw attention struck once again, this time in regard to the struggles schools and teachers face in terms of fund availability.
Livingston Parish faced many obstacles in the aftermath of the Great Flood of 2016, but congressional hearings this fall will bring another area of uncertainty into the spotlight.
In the aftermath of the Great Flood of 2016, difficult decisions had to be made ... by everyone who was affected by the catastrophe.
Donald Trump and those around him have made a long series of mistakes stemming from his campaign’s contacts with Russians and subsequent inquiries into the matter, which raise the real possibility of his impeachment. But none of those compares to his biggest blunder: choosing Mike Pence as h…
“One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies,” writes columnist David Ignatius.
On a particularly balmy Thursday night, a Bentley Mulsanne pulls up to one of the more... less-traveled branches of the Livingston Parish Library System - Livingston South Branch, off of Highway 444.
“There’s no question but that the president’s naivete with regards to Russia, and his faulty judgment about Russia’s intentions and objectives, has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face. And unfortunately, not having anticipated Russia’s intentions, the president wasn’t a…
The timing couldn’t be better for a conversation about eliminating the position of state treasurer. Or at least dumping the gig as we know it today.
“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.