Peter Funt

Baseball must end diamond dust-ups

The boys of summer will be boys and it’s high time Major League Baseball did something about it.
The generally genteel game is increasingly marred by senseless brawling among players and coaches. It seems baseball’s age-old codes of honor, rooted in “respect,” are colliding with modern performance antics - such as flipping one’s bat or staring at the pitcher after hitting a home run. The latest example, involving the Royals and White Sox in Chicago on April 17, played out like this:

Jim Brown

What? Change the state song?

Gov. Jimmie Davis must be rolling over in his grave right now. Louisiana’s internationally acclaimed official state song is under attack by the Louisiana Legislature. There is an effort by some south Louisiana legislators to designate the Cajun classic "Jambalaya" as an official public ballad. And them’s fightin’ words for those who have embraced "You are my Sunshine" as the sanctioned formal melody.

Christine Flowers

Erasing Kate Smith won’t cover America’s hypocrisy

We have become a society that demands the utmost purity from our members. No flaws, no past errors, no gaffes in the distant past. We must all be like Caesar’s wife, completely beyond reproach.
Well, not all of us, actually. Liberals are now the ones who make the social rules, and so the only ones who have to have a pristine resume are their philosophical enemies. This past week gave us the perfect example of that new normal, which very much resembles the old hypocrisy.

Steve Gardes

We have been misled on Medicaid expansion

State Representative Rick Edmonds recent article stated that there has been a great deal of misleading reports surrounding the state’s Medicaid Expansion program and Medicaid Fraud, and that Louisiana taxpayers deserve the facts since “we have only scratched the surface.” That is very alarming when you consider that the Louisiana Legislative Auditor has issued three audit reports in 2018 identifying large scale fraud (well in excess of $100 million per year) taking place in our Medicaid program being administered by Louisiana Department of Health (“LDH”) — yet we have only scratched the su

Trump and the media: A mutual obsession

President Trump and the media have an interesting relationship. Each is the object of the other’s obsession, though neither seems willing to admit it.
I’m not sure what this says about me because I’m obsessed with the relationship.
There’s something strangely captivating about watching such abject dysfunction manifest itself on such a big stage.


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