Guest columnists

July 21, 2010

Session missed budget reform boat

The legislative session began with a lot of promise. We heard talk of “competitive budgeting,” “performance-based appropriations” and “prioritizing expenditures.” Politicians are usually incrementalists, a nip […]
July 28, 2010

The holy grail of the drive-thru

Drive-thru windows, although necessary for all of us who find ourselves perpetually lazy when it comes to food, never really had any significance in my life. […]
July 28, 2010

‘In God We Trust’ – so says America’s currency. But do we?

A man was walking along the side of a cliff when he fell. On the way down, he reached out and managed to grab hold of […]
July 28, 2010

1986 Revisited: Rally message was clear – to us

I will never forget the year 1986. I was general manager of a dynamic Chamber of Commerce in the thriving community of Lafayette, Louisiana. Promoting Lafayette […]