Analysis: Election-year sessions often high talk, low action

By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Election-year legislative sessions in Louisiana aren't typically known for...

Kennedy: Stop Silencing Victims

This should be no country – or state – for creepy old men. That’s why I’m sponsoring legislation to...

Fiscal responsibility or nonsense?

State lawmakers will convene the regular legislative session beginning Monday. Under normal circumstances, you would expect a hum-drum affair over the following...

The illusion and cost of drug rebates

By: Peter J. Pitts, a former FDA associate commissioner, is president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Analysis: Non-budget controversies loom in Louisiana session

By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After 10 legislative sessions across three years, you'd think...

Waguespack: Lessons from our Founding Fathers

This weekend, my wife and I took a day trip to New Orleans to check out the musical “Hamilton.” The Broadway hit...

Hanna: ’79 was a good year

Forty years ago, then-Gov. Edwin Edwards was wrapping up his second term in office.   While state law prohibited...

Bastrop newspaper closure strikes close to home

This one struck a little too close to home. After 150 years, The Bastrop Daily Enterprise in Morehouse Parish,...

’79 was a good year

Sam Hanna Jr. Sam Hanna Jr. | Special to the Minden Press-Herald Forty years ago,...