Guest columnists

December 23, 2014

Spending bill a triumph for divided government

After drawing opposition from both ends of the political spectrum, the $1.1 trillion spending bill cleared for President Barack Obama’s signature stands as a triumph of […]
January 2, 2015

New year brings more elections for Louisiana

With Louisiana’s congressional races settled, elections shift to local concerns in the new year. Talk of immigration and President Barack Obama will give way to discussion […]
January 6, 2015

Big issues to play out in court in 2015

Yes, the new year brings a new campaign for governor, other statewide elective offices and legislative seats, but political campaigns won’t be the only forum for […]
January 13, 2015

Hospital decision good for Jindal, less for others

Gov. Bobby Jindal got only good news when the federal Medicaid agency signed off on financing plans for his LSU hospital privatization deals. But the result […]