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Anti ‘Defund the Police’ bill puts demagoguery over commitment to local...

By Chris Kaiser Louisiana legislators have recently fast-tracked a bill – House Bill 38 – that would punish cities and parishes that reduce their police budgets by...

Where’s Louisiana Tech’s loyalty to professors whose opinions provoke death threats?

By Andrew C. McKevitt Louisiana Tech’s motto is “Ever Loyal Be.” This month I learned those words come with an asterisk. When a politically motivated...

COMMENTARY: RBG is gone. This is why we fight.

By Susan J. Demas, Editor-in-Chief, Michigan Advance Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known as a steely champion of women’s equality, gave voice to the voiceless. And...

Will a COVID-19 vaccine be safe?

by Trish Zornio  for Colorado Newsline In normal times, vaccine safety is easily recognized. These aren’t normal times. Despite robust science, public trust of a COVID-19 vaccine...

COMMENTARY: Virus toll ranks high in SEC country, but teams won’t...

As you probably expected, the Southeastern Conference dominates the preseason national rankings. As of Tuesday, Florida could claim the title of No. 1 in the...

Without the $600 added to unemployment checks, I don’t know how...

By Travis Smith Congress will soon be debating legislation that will determine if families like mine will be able to stay above water. My wife...

Pollution left us in St. James Parish vulnerable to COVID-19; now...

By Stephanie Cooper I grew up in St. James Parish, on a country road off Highway 18 on the west bank of the Mississippi River,...

COVID-19 infections in the prison system concern us all

By Andrea Armstrong At  a July 8 press conference, Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary of health for the Office of Public Health, attempted to explain...

We can’t reform police departments if civil service boards tolerate abuse

Fr. Richard R. Andrus Jr., SVD The fact that Officer Robert Moruzzi continues to serve on the Baton Rouge Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service...

Money wasted on abortion fights could help struggling Louisianians

By Pearl Ricks, Reproductive Justice Action Collective On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court  voted 5-4  to strike down  Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. The majority ruled...

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