Aug. 4, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010Written by Walter PierceLafayette's top elected official is earning a hardy pat on the back.Praising politicians generally causes me to twitch. Praising Republicans - think Lee Atwater, Karl Rove and the Southern Strategy - gives ...
July 28, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, July 28, 2010Written by Walter PierceLouisiana's interim lieutenant governor could talk me into anything. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Written by Walter Pierce Louisiana's interim lieutenant governor could talk me into anything. [Note to ...
July 21, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, July 21, 2010Written by Walter Pierce A public commitment to funding arts and culture is an investment in us. I wish I could communicate in print the word "fantastic" with the slight German accent of Acadiana Center for Arts Executive Director ...
July 14, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010Written by Walter Pierce BP's public-relations disaster deepens as its own industry turns on the oil giant.It was inevitable that BP would be made the pariah, not by the public and the politicians - that happened within weeks ...
July 7, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, July 7, 2010Written by Walter PierceSeeking no-good SOBs for a thankless jobUsing the term "qualifying" for registering to run for political office is kind of like using the word "practice" for careers in medicine, accounting and law. We'd ...
June 30, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, June 30, 2010Written by Walter PierceUncle Sam helps the Legislature polish its fiscal mettle.Let me throw a number at you: One billion, eight hundred sixty-six million, five hundred eighty-nine thousand, six hundred and fifty-one. It looks ...
June 23, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, June 23, 2010Written by Walter PierceIn the waning days of the session, what goes around comes around.Politics is good when it achieves solutions, better when it rights a wrong and best when it provides grist... Wednesday, June 23, 2010 ...
June 16, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010Written by Walter PiercePublic school bus drivers prove the power of privilege at the state Capitol.Of a kind with chickens and eggs, it is unclear to me if my fascination with data like lists of lobbyists registered to do business ...
June 9, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Written by Walter Pierce In every way, the spill is a disaster because of people. It's rare that this publication devotes consecutive issues to the same topic. We did it five years ago for a hurricane. We do it now. Contemporary ...
June 2, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, June 4, 2010 Written by Walter Pierce Louisiana got BP'd by oil. Can the relationship withstand the stress? This is far from over - economically, environmentally and culturally. There are no raggedy refugees or sunken cities. No looting or ...

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