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Just a couple of weeks ago, the airwaves and sports pages were filled with the news that the Southeastern Conference would pursue a conference-only, 10-game schedule for the 2020 football season and push the start of the season to Sept. 26. All out of concern for the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.

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This week marks five months since the World Health Organization designated COVID-19 as a pandemic, a watershed moment that deeply transformed how elected officials do their jobs and how the influence sector of our political economy seeks to shape that process.

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The burn rate for cash in election campaigns for U.S. Congress forces serious candidates to hitch their wagon to a powerful fundraising machine.

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Summer is ending, fall is coming, football is returning, jobs are coming back and Covid-19 is on the decline, the world is turning right-side-up again.

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A recent court decision threatens freedom of speech and assembly at the local level in Louisiana and thereby demands that the Legislature act as soon as possible to rectify.

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One of the most contentious issues since the Covid-19 induced shutdown of the economy is the $600 federal weekly unemployment benefit. Based on that allotment, the hourly wage-replacement rate for persons who usually work full time is approximately $15, a standard used for years by many advo…

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Interest rates remain at historic lows for the current lending market. Several sources are quoting residential interest rates below 3%. Commercial rates are also extremely low, with rates below 5% available for some commercial customers.

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Obviously buoyed by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ two gubernatorial elections in five years, leftist Democrats took aim at U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and found a taker in Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins.

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Following years of planning and fundraising, the Smithsonian Institution in 2017 opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization. Founding Director Lonnie Bunch stated that the purpose of the Museum…

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In the two months since George Floyd was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer, the world has changed significantly. For example, major businesses in America are fully onboard with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as almost 300 top corporations have pledged support for the cause.…

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One would like to think our governor and state attorney general have more important things to do than engage in a tit-for-tat over wearing a mask to thwart the COVID-19 virus.

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Usually, a President who delivered seven million new jobs and a historically low unemployment rate can run for re-election on his economic program. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic destroyed the economy. Thus, President Trump’s masterful stewardship of the economy is no longer apparent a…

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