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Why Do We Have to Apologize If We Were Right?

Here is a hypothetical situation: A rift was caused between two people that was based on bad information. One party held a grudge for...

Blessing in Disguise?

The A&E versus Duck Dynasty showdown may have been a blessing in disguise. The suspension of the Duck Commander, Phil Robertson, for telling GQ what...

Three Lessons from the Flu

This post is being written from my home office, because I have been banned from the newspaper. Apparently, people aren’t too happy if you...

Opinion – Lou Gehrig Burnett: What is he thinking?

What is he thinking? One has to wonder what Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks about when he lays his head on his pillow at...

Opinion: Trevor Burrus – Public-Sector Unions

Public-Sector Unions Recently, the Supreme Court disappointingly, but expectedly, split 4-4 in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. With Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely death, one of...

Vitter Gives the Jitters

Republican U.S. Senator and 2015 gubernatorial candidate David Vitter is giving the jitters to declared and potential candidates for the state’s top job. A poll...

Opinion – Stephen Waguespack – The Eyes of the Entrepreneur

The Eyes of the Entrepreneur The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR), a well-respected good government group, declared in a 1988 report that, “Louisiana’s pattern of...

Opinion: Randy Brown – Columns from the past

Columns from the past Faith in people. Faith in our fellow man. We have all heard this throughout our lifetimes. In today’s world, it seems as...

Just say no

Endorsing recreational marijuana is a bad idea You have got to be kidding? The Shreveport Times endorsement of the use of recreational marijuana? Unbelievable. Now,...

Opinion: Sam Hanna – A Tax Raising Affair Began Last Sunday

A Tax Raising Affair Began Last Sunday State lawmakers convened a special session of the Legislature last Sunday, and it’s safe to say no one...