We could use some Roosevelts

Where have all the Roosevelts gone? It was a question that came to mind after watching Ken Burns’ latest masterpiece, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”

Louisiana's rankings make news

Pick up a newspaper almost any day of the week and you can find out a lot about Louisiana, some of it good news and some not so good. Did you know, for example, that state drivers are ranked the 12th rudest in the country? Idaho was the No. 1 position.

Another report this week found that Louisiana and New Orleans are home to the most single people in the nation. The U.S. Census Bureau also revealed that the majority of U.S. residents age 16 or older was unmarried.

Military cuts unfair, reckless

The American military establishment is once again reducing its size in what many consider a major mistake in

Keep open mind on Medicaid

Louisiana’s gubernatorial election is more than a year off, but that hasn’t deterred three of the candidates who would like to occupy the governor’s office. Each is making a special effort to distinguish himself from Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The three are U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, both Republicans, and state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite. They are more sympathetic than Jindal, for example, about expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.