Are you keeping your New Year's resolutions?|
|The Great Race: Natchez vs. Robert E. Lee|
It was considered the greatest steamboat race ever on the Mississippi River when in 1870 the Robert E. Lee defeated the Natchez in a sprint upriver 1,210 water miles from New Orleans to St. Louis in three days, 18 hours and 14 minutes.
|'Cry Me a River'|
One thing is certain on the eve of the 2013 regular legislative session.
|Heck of a track record|
With the public's attention in Louisiana focused on Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to overhaul the state tax code, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu managed to fly below radar over the weekend and voted for $1 trillion in new taxes.
|Southern Poverty Law Center and violent bullying|
Bullying is not a new phenomenon; it's as old as man. But bullying has reached a point of near epidemic proportions, with one in four children experiencing bullying and up to 35 percent of the U.S. workforce reporting being bullied at work. Bullying is wrong, and should have no defenders.
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|The way the game is played|
Since the pontificators apparently feel a couple of recent PPP surveys on Louisiana politics represent the most accurate samples of the public's mood in the state since James Carville exclaimed, "It's the economy, stupid," it's only fair that we take a closer look at PPP and its work.
|Professional gamblers on the Mississippi|
Professional gamblers working the Mississippi River steamboats in the 19th century were not always easy to spot. Some resembled farmers or laborers although others wore the garb made famous in novels: knee-length broadcloth coats, a "headlight" (diamond) on the chest, fine leather boots and a European-made Jurgensen watch that cost $1,000.
|Frontier survival: From forest to garden|
At the frontier settlement of Natchitoches along the Red River, Dr. John Sibley found settlers who ate a lot of fish and fowl. First settled by the French almost a century earlier, Natchitoches was "a small irregular, and meanly built village, half a dozen houses excepted," Sibley wrote in a report prepared for President Thomas Jefferson.
|Roemer the outsider|
Republicans are targeting eight states in hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate in the 2014 mid-term elections.
|Unmasking of a president|
If Barack Obama hoped to use his inaugural address Monday to solidify his standing in the eyes of the Left, he did a pretty darn good job of it.
|No lobby for little people|
In the aftermath of tragedies like the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., the dialog that follows often begins with a knee-jerk reaction from having been forced to accept the reality of such a horrific event. The conversation becomes a divisive tool that separates the pro-gun crowd from those who want tighter gun restrictions. But the argument is often framed between two extremes rather than addressing the problem of gun violence at any level.
|A love story shattered by tragedy|
Among the few French escapees from the Natchez Massacre of November 28, 1729, was a soldier named Navarre, whose true love — a Natchez Indian maiden — saved him from perishing in the assault.
|Edwards at peace|
If Edwin Edwards was 20 years younger and could run for governor, Louisiana Democrats wouldn't need to go shopping for a candidate for the 2015 gubernatorial race.
|When Paris imitated Natchez|
European explorers and Mississippi River voyagers often wrote of Natchez as a paradise on earth. No wonder the Natchez Indians chose this land as home so many generations ago.
|All the Web's a stage|
Self-admiration seems to be a central tenet of American culture these days, and no other stage has been more perfectly set for this display than Facebook, a virtual society with a set of social values quite different from those of the outside world.