Sept. 30, 2009 05:00 AM
Months into the emotionally charged health care debate, the negative impact that out-of-control litigation is having on our system is finally getting some attention. In a recent speech to Congress, President Obama said what many have long-insisted ...
July 8, 2009 05:00 AM
During the recent session of the Louisiana Legislature, House Speaker Jim Tucker, R-New Orleans, and his hand-picked Chairman of Appropriations Jim Fannin, D-Jonesboro, fought mightily to inflict severe and destructive cuts on higher education, doing ...
July 1, 2009 12:00 AM
From the command bunker at Fire Base Dawg, I am pleased to report a cessation of hostilities in this sector. It came close, but the deployment of RPGs, mortars, and bee hive rounds at point blank range was not necessary. After two days in a row ...
June 3, 2009 12:00 AM
For 50 years a toxic substance has been dumped into the water with the promise of preventing tooth decay. There is a chance for changing our ways following clarification if we search out Dr. Paul Connett’s “Fifty Reasons for Opposing Fluoridation” ...
June 3, 2009 12:00 AM
Let me see if I have this straight. Dr. James Easton was at the committee hearing for HB 851, the so-called “micromanagement” bill. Testimony was given that school board members micromanage by their involvement in some personnel matters. Later that ...
June 3, 2009 12:00 AM
Nathan Stubbs’ entry in The Independent online concerning the conduct of Deputy Superintendent Lawrence Lilly toward former Superintendent James Easton is quite telling. It would seem that this incident is a prime example of Truth once again ...
May 20, 2009 12:00 AM
Throughout life, I have been influenced by certain individuals (especially my parents) to be a “giver,” to support good people, to expect good government, and to participate in efforts to make our communities and our state a better place. This was ...
May 13, 2009 12:00 AM
On behalf of the Lafayette Parish School Board, I’d like to clear up any confusion related to the passage of a resolution Wednesday that voiced the board’s opposition to the creation of a local sales tax exemption for the Cajundome and surrounding ...
May 6, 2009 12:00 AM
The Byzantine opinions and explanations about our state’s budgetary crisis offer little peace to a reasonable person with an interest in the matter. When one attempts to get control of one’s personal budget one must equally assess the revenue side ...
May 6, 2009 12:00 AM
Festival might be free as far as monetary cost, but it is hardly “free” when our freedom to enjoy it is taken away by excessive show of power by the local boys in blue. I was very embarrassed by their use of “herding” tactics to clear the park ...

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