The INDsider - Opinion The INDsider - Opinion http://theind.com/articles.sec-123-1-Opinion.html Sat, 18 Nov 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[In defense of public broadcasting]]> In defense of public broadcasting
The $1.35 cents that each American pays in taxes per year to support the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is negligible when compared with the alternative: the arid and insipid wasteland of commercial programming ......]]>
<![CDATA[Mailbag, June 7, 2017]]> Mailbag, June 7, 2017
Readers weigh in on Confederate monuments, LSMSA name change, Clay Higgins and breaking up the 15th Judicial District ......]]>
<![CDATA[Cross Wise: Voter-fraud commission is a solution seeking a problem]]> Cross Wise: Voter-fraud commission is a solution seeking a problem
The deceitful search for voter fraud prevents recognition of what is truly scandalous about elections today: low voter participation ......]]>
<![CDATA[Letters: LSMSA name change wrong]]> Letters: LSMSA name change wrong
The constituents it affects — namely, the students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni of LSMSA — have made it clear we don’t want this bill ......]]>
<![CDATA[Good riddance to monuments, but they’re only scabs on a deeper wound]]> Good riddance to monuments, but they’re only scabs on a deeper wound
We need to face up to how the “new New Orleans,” so celebrated by the Mayor and the self-anointed civic elite, in fact amounts to a hostile assault on African-American families and the working poor ......]]>
<![CDATA[Letter: Fix broken immigration system]]> Letter: Fix broken immigration system
This chance presents itself in the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (or BRIDGE) Act ......]]>
<![CDATA[In support of the gasoline tax - If you\'re using it, pay more for it. ]]> In support of the gasoline tax - If you\'re using it, pay more for it.
Those who use the roads daily to conduct business — putting additional wear and tear on our infrastructure — will pay more of the maintenance tab for keeping streets, highways and interstates safer for everyone ......]]>
<![CDATA[Number crunch: Urban versus rural reflected in tax votes]]> Number crunch: Urban versus rural reflected in tax votes
Had the millage renewals for the courthouse and correctional operations been voted on only in the city of Lafayette they would have passed handily, and the school system sales tax proposition would have been a lot closer than the blowout reflected in ......]]>
<![CDATA[Crosswise: The Baskin-Robbinization of American media - News consumption preferences vary wildly across age demographics. Can citizens ever get back on the same page?]]> Crosswise: The Baskin-Robbinization of American media - News consumption preferences vary wildly across age demographics. Can citizens ever get back on the same page?
News consumption preferences vary wildly across age demographics. Can citizens ever get back on the same page? ......]]>
<![CDATA[We support the Lafayette School Board sales tax - Public schools reflect community values. Lafayette\'s failure to invest in our public schools is embarrassing.]]> We support the Lafayette School Board sales tax - Public schools reflect community values. Lafayette\'s failure to invest in our public schools is embarrassing.
Public schools reflect community values. Lafayette's failure to invest in our public schools should be an embarrassment ......]]>