Aug. 26, 2009 05:00 AM
Bridging the divide between students & the school board isn’t as hard as you might think I was a little deflated last week when the Lafayette Parish School Board failed to consult me before deciding by a 7-2 vote not to reconsider its ban on hoodies ...
Aug. 19, 2009 05:00 AM
It’s time for Jindal to stick his neck out a little My expectations are high for Louisiana. When Gov. Bobby Jindal leaves office after four years or eight years, I expect us to be 48th to New Mexico’s 49th and Mississippi’s 50th in all those ...
Aug. 12, 2009 05:00 AM
Cringing in the trenches; overhead, a battle of wills Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009Written by Walter Pierce I'm lodged between the proverbial rock and hard place or, literally, between Independent Publisher Steve May and a photographer imbued with ...
Aug. 5, 2009 05:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is no birther, but the craziness won’t go away. Say it ain’t so Chuck. No, don’t say it ain’t so. No need. You’ve been my congressman going on five years; you’ve been a stand-up guy as best I can tell — more ...
July 29, 2009 05:00 AM
Jindal doctors reality with the hypocritic oath Gov. Bobby Jindal may have difficulty with oratory (see Pooyie for more on that) and has done nothing yet to erase that wind-up toy national speech back in February, but he’s rapidly acquiring the ...
July 22, 2009 05:00 AM
Get ideology out of NGO funding already A tricky deadline this week for the column: We went to press late Monday as usual, but last night the Lafayette Consolidated Council voted on an ordinance that would phase out city-parish funding for external ...
July 15, 2009 05:00 AM
CG can — and should — help fund NGOs. I’ve decided to stop funding adjectives and adverbs. They’re not the blank function of brain. I’ll use blanks instead. The blank sector can provide the modifiers. I cannot, should not, be concerned with ...
July 8, 2009 05:00 AM
It’s grim and getting grimmer for traditional news media This is my second column on the travails of news media which, based on the number of columns I’ve written in these pages, constitutes harping. But lest we overlook the applicability of harping ...
July 1, 2009 12:00 AM
When before the council, brevity is the soul of wit I got a good dose of democracy last week. It was excruciating. All the redundant yammering from the blue card brigade addressing the Lafayette Consolidated Council about this dire matter and that ...
June 24, 2009 12:00 AM
Getting to know our governor is like cozying up to a porcupine Who the heck does Bobby Jindal think he is? I’d like to know, because I have no idea who he is. The intellectual policy wonk working hard to clean up Louisiana politics — appearances ...

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