Jim Beam, Author at American Press

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Jim Beam column: Democracy, newspapers linked

Newspapers in this country continue to die at the rate of two per week, and no one seems to be able to come up with ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, July 3, 2022 7:07 am

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A church divided: Split of Methodist denomination already underway

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series. Members of the United Methodist Church in Southwest Louisiana know that there appears to be ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:02 am

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Jim Beam column: Court rulings are complicated

During my long newspaper career, I can’t remember a time like this one when the courts were involved in so many issues. Trying to decipher ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:50 am

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Jim Beam column: Bad bill OK’d at last minute

Those of us who have covered sessions of the Louisiana Legislature for many years have always known you need to be especially alert during the ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, June 26, 2022 6:42 am

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Jim Beam column:Override of vetoes likely

The 17 bills from the Louisiana Legislature’s regular session that Gov. John Bel Edwards recently vetoed pretty much guarantees lawmakers will hold a veto session in ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:56 am

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Jim Beam column:Good memories highlight day

Special observances like Father’s Day are a great time to remember our dads and to count the blessings we have enjoyed since the day we ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, June 19, 2022 6:58 am

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Jim Beam column: Too many Atchafalaya wrecks

Two public officials are trying to do something about increasing accidents on the 18-mile-long Atchafalaya Basin Bridge between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Senate President Page ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:50 am

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Jim Beam column:Jan. 6 another ‘day of infamy’

Invading British troops during the War of 1812 on Aug. 24, 1814, marched into Washington and set fire to the U.S. Capitol, the president’s mansion, ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:19 am

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Jim Beam column: Session was mixed blessing

The legislative session that just ended didn’t please everyone, but it’s one of the better sessions of all that I’ve watched closely for over 54 ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:29 am

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Jim Beam column:Bill needs to die on calendar

Unless it is somehow resurrected, a Louisiana Senate bill that has been returned to the calendar four times in order to be changed deserves to ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, June 5, 2022 7:27 am

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