Monday, August 20, 2018

To make things happen, we must have a vision

The economic development world is all aflutter about Amazon seeking a location for HQ2, its second headquarters in the United States. The requirements are...

Pierce: Majoring in the minors

The poet Robert Burns said “Oh the gift that God could give us, to see ourselves as others see us" which leads me to...

Don’t be trashy, Minden

Monday, I was tasked with going and fixing one of our many news racks in town. Every so often, money gets jammed or some...

Specht: Supporting our local market

With the news of the failure of the U.S. Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act, one has to wonder what effect, if...

School’s upon us

The summer is quickly passing by and as we look at the calendar, we can hardly believe August is upon us. And before we...

Draining the swamp involves term limiting the unelected

To the Editor: People say, “What we need (for more responsible government) is term limits,” meaning term limits for elective public office-holders. I disagree. More effective...

Some facts about Louisiana taxes

Advocates of expansive Louisiana government argue for tax increases at the center of recent budget debates by alleging the state has relatively low taxes....

Specht: Uniting behind the idea of growth and improvement

This week, I had the privilege of breaking bread with my good friend and mentor Tom Kelly, founder and publisher of the Piney Woods...

Sports tourism must be a priority

I am not the type of person who likes to reinvent the wheel. If I see something working elsewhere, I am more than willing...

Edwards uses veto as payback?

State Reps. Dodie Horton and Raymond Crews, it could be worse. You could be state Rep. Blake Miguez or House Speaker Taylor Barras. Last week,...

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