Thursday, February 22, 2018

Specht: Let’s put our best face on

In the 1970s television show, “Fantasy Island,” the lead character, Mr. Roarke, would introduce all the guests of the week, and their fantasies. It...

Solve the problem; fix the budget

As I was perusing Facebook Thursday morning, I saw a photo of a scruffy-faced State Rep. Gene Reynolds, D- Minden. The caption read, “This...

Battle with the critters

Well, it seems as if we've retired from gardening. The fence is down and the spot has been bush hogged. For the past several years,...

It is time to fix the budget, and the state, once...

This column was originally written in 2015, and then rerun in 2017. With the “fiscal cliff” staring us in the face, it’s time to...

Specht: 9/11: Remembering that fateful day

It seems everyone has their own Sept. 11 story. For some, they remember where they were when the first plane struck the first tower...

Constitutional Convention editorial was on the money

To the Editor, Congratulations on rerunning your very timely editorial (David Specht, Jan 23). Perhaps, the Governor has accidentally hit upon a method to...

Specht: It’s time to get out and vote

No one likes taxes, especially me. However, they are a necessary evil, and actually can be quite beneficial if they are levied for the...

Gatti’s record may hurt his reelection

Louisiana Legislature looks to give state Sen. Ryan Gatti a chance to put his money where his mouth is. The Republican, with much of his...

Analysis: Constitutional convention talk growing louder

So many of the rules controlling Louisiana’s taxes and government spending are locked up in the state constitution that some lawmakers think it’s time...

Specht: Newspapers have been a source of solid journalism

“Drain the Swamp should be changed to Drain the Sewer - it's actually much worse than anyone ever thought, and it begins with the...

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