Guest columnists

April 21, 2010

Juvenile justice reform can lessen budget shortfall

Louisiana’s budget situation worsens every day. Far too often, the newspaper arrives bearing news of yet another hole that needs to be plugged – $341 million, […]
April 28, 2010

Pedestrians account for 12 percent of crash deaths

Many Louisianians understand that driving while intoxicated is dangerous and against the law, but few realize that walking while intoxicated can also be unsafe. Pedestrian fatalities […]
April 28, 2010

House backs ban on ‘synthetic marijuana’

It’s sold as herbal incense, it’s smoked like marijuana and it has caught the ire of state lawmakers. The Louisiana House on Tuesday backed a ban […]
April 28, 2010

Honesty is still the best policy especially in dealing with our youth

Author Po Bronson believes that kids today hear too much praise – much of it unearned. He says that praise does not, in fact, lead to […]