July 29, 2020

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND JUDGES!

Money, money, money goes the song from the Broadway show Cabaret. And this should be an issue in Louisiana comes to electing state judges.  Insurance lobbyists push through legislation in the recent session of the Louisiana Legislature that limits rulings of judges when it comes to automobile injury cases. But if money is the problem, why did not the legislature deal with that issue of campaign contributions to judges? I write about this thorny problem in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.




July 23, 2020

READING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES!

What do you do when you’re in the middle of a pandemic, stuck at home, and bored to death? You read of course!  Book sales are at an all-time high throughout the country, as people have more free time. I write about the joy reading in this week’s column. And you’ll find some interesting facts about. reading in other countries. Take a look and see if I have sparked your interest in picking up a good book, particularly if it’s from The Lisburn Press. You can read the column now by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.




July 16, 2020

THE LOSS OF CHEF PAUL AND HIS RESTAURANT!

Chef Paul Prudhomme is a Louisiana national treasure. He put Louisiana on the map of culinary specialties to food buffs all over the world.  Chef Paul  died some years back, but his name and reputation has continued over the years at K Paul’s restaurant in New Orleans. Sadly, now it is closed for good. I take a look at Chef Paul’s career, and my long friendship with him in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.




July 15, 2020

Keeping Your Distance!

We hear so much about social distancing today. You would think it’s a brand new idea, and obviously quite necessary as we fight this pandemic. Well keeping your distance is not all that new. Take a look at this great Buster Keaton movie from 1920 as they are social distancing way back then.




July 8, 2020

HIGH AUTO INSURANCE RATES TO CONTINUE?

The Louisiana legislature just passed new laws that are supposed to reduce auto insurance rates. 25% reduction says the insurance commissioner. And before the end of the year. Realistic? Of course not. There’s a lot more to reducing insurance rates in the Bayou State than clamping down on people’s right to sue. I take a look at this problem in my new column, and outline what really should have been done rather than the smokescreen that was passed by the legislature. Don’t go spending money you think you’re going to get. You can read my column now by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.




July 1, 2020

TOO MUCH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN LOUISIANA!

Are we supposed to be politically correct in everything we do? Some people think so. Well there are issues involving race, gays, transgenders, praying in public, and even who can or cannot bake a cake. Everything we do these days has a “politically correct” connotation attached to it. Have we gone to far in America, or is there some middle ground to allow freedom of expression without offending others? Check out my new column to see what I think and to decide if you agree. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.




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