May 27, 2020


When it comes to operating the congress in the nation’s capitol, one would think that we were still in the horse and buggy days.  Members of congress spend half their time flying back and forth from their home districts to Washington, D.C.  And often it’s for routine matters and non-controversial committee hearings.  We can do so many things virtually form banking to purchasing online.  Why can’t the congress act, in some limited way, remotely and spend more time in their congressional districts?  I discuss this option in my new column now posted.  You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.

Honoring Those Who Served Our Country!

This past weekend, Memorial Day weekend, we were to  pause and honor those who served and gave their lives for our nation. Relatives on both sides of my family served their country with honor and distinction. My Uncle had quite a navel military career.  In the final months of World War II, Commander Jack Gentry was flying a reconnaissance mission over the Pacific when his flight cameras captured photos of the Japanese flotilla. He made the cover of Life Magazine as his pictures allowed a direct attack on the enemy fleet that sped up the ending of the war with Japan. He went on to command the battleship USS Enterprise until his retirement from the Navy in the 1960s. Our thanks to all our military heroes.


Making the Best of the COVID-19 virus!

As terrible as the coronavirus is, life goes on, and there is a wave of comedy making fun of what we are going through in our daily lives.Here’s one of may parodies below:

May 20, 2020



The Coronavirus has caused havoc in Louisiana and all over the U.S.  But the damage has been shouldered mostly by older people. So the question is-does Louisiana, and many other states, really care that much about our senior citizens?  I take a look at this troubling question in this week’s column, and you’ll be surprised at some of the things I found. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.

So Many New Issues to Discuss!

Nighttime on Deserted Bourbon Street

Check out below the Erie picture of looking down a deserted Bourbon Street in the downtown New Orleans French quarter. One of my very favorite restaurants is Galatoire’s, that you can see in the picture on the left. It’s hard to find a better meal anywhere in the world than you could get at Galatoire’s. I’ve been there 100s of times. I ‘ve walked up Bourbon Street for more than 60 years, starting when I was a student at Tulane university law school. I’ve never seen Bourbon Street so attractive, or so empty.  I’ll look forward to the time where it’s busy again, filled with people, and allowing me to enjoy great meals at Galatoire’s.

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