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February 17 12:32 PM
Former NBC newscaster Tom Brokaw wrote a book a few years back about what he called “The Greatest Generation.” In contrast, there’s a recent best-seller out calling America “The dumbest generation.” And since Louisiana is at the bottom of the barrel on most national lists, you can imagine how folks in the Bayou State are viewed.
February 17 12:32 PM
It’s unfortunate when job responsibilities substantially interfere with serving on civic boards, but it happens. And when it does, the choices are not good: resign or fail to properly discharge one’s responsibility. Such is the case with Nancy Cooper, who is one of nine appointed members of the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC).
February 17 12:32 AM
Caddo Parish has rules that are different than in most parishes. In Caddo Parish, all warrants have to be approved by the district attorney before a judge can sign them. That’s not the case in Bossier or any other parish, where law enforcement can take their warrants straight to the judge for a signature.
February 10 05:15 AM
Here’s what Austin Goolsbee, a former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers says: “I think the world vests too much power — certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general — for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
February 03 05:38 AM
Before President Trump made his choice to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court, the White House undertook a nationwide search. But by even the widest stretch of standards to be met by any nominee, one thing was pretty clear from the start.
January 27 04:57 AM
One of the new president’s first actions announced this week is to support the building of the Keystone XL pipeline that the Obama administration had disapproved. Both Louisiana senators hailed the decision and talked about all the new jobs that will come to the Bayou State.
January 27 04:57 AM
It goes without saying that public employees, especially highly paid top officials, are expected to fully comply with Louisiana laws in the course of performing their duties. And in a similar fashion, these individuals are expected to be candid and truthful when advising public bodies about the Louisiana laws that affect their agencies.

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