SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Opinions / Editorials / Letters

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

Columns

06/30/2013
“What’s the ‘S’ stand for?” Lois Lane asks Superman in the new movie. “It’s not an ‘S’ ” responds the Man of Steel. “On my world, it means ‘hope’.” A symbol of hope for humanity: That’s how Man of Steel portrays the legendary hero. There’s plenty...
06/30/2013
Last week we began a discussion of some meaning and history concerning the Fourth of July, which we celebrate this upcoming Thursday. We mentioned some trivia. For example, the vote was not on the fourth but was on the second of July. All of the...
06/30/2013
Even if you didn’t take Economics 101 in college, just navigating through the past several years has given you hands-on experience with one of the course’s most valuable lessons: The rise and fall of interest rates is one of the biggest factors...
06/30/2013
Question: My wife and I are still young, but we’ve started trying to do some things for our financial future. When is it time to get really serious about financial stuff? After all, we really don’t have much money now. Answer: Most of us fall into...
06/30/2013
NATCHITOCHES — That loud thud you might have heard Friday night could have been any number of Louisiana Sports Writers Association members falling to their knees on brick-paved Front Street. No, some of the aforementioned representatives of the...
06/28/2013
In recent headlines, I’m sure most have read about gay marriage being legalized in several states. Foxnews.com, published an article of 13 Surprising Facts about the history of marriage. Stephanie Coontz, author of “Marriage, a History: How Love...
06/26/2013
Of all the wonderful things my mother was, an exemplary housekeeper was not one of them. Yes, she kept things clean and neat, the laundry done and good meals cooked, but Mama liked stacks of stuff: magazines to read, bills to pay, pictures she could...
06/26/2013
The entrenched regime of racial preferences in American academia is a fit subject for study by the nation’s top psychiatrists. It’s never OK to discriminate on the basis of race in American life, except when it is. Schools lionize the 1964 Civil...
06/26/2013
This is an era when every question seems to have an answer — and when that answer is as close as your phone, your laptop or your tablet. But these implements, which answer so many of the questions that we did not know we had, also have raised...
06/25/2013
Eating healthy can be a challenge if you live alone. Part of the pleasure of eating is to have someone to share the meal, compliment the cook or help with the preparation. I really appreciate help with the clean up after the meal. Here are a few...
06/25/2013
I have had migraines since I was 2 years old. Every time I say that and I can see the person I’m talking to, a wince of pain crosses their face. I can understand why. Having had a lifetime of migraines, the idea of a 2-year-old having a migraine is...
06/24/2013
I get to meet quite a few public figures in my profession, but meeting a living legend had never happened — until last Wednesday. I received a call the day before the Squire Creek Peach Festival Luncheon scheduled for June 19 that none other than...
06/22/2013
You can get lucky by finding a parking meter with time left on it. You can “luck out” by having nice weather on your vacation. You can even be lucky at love. But when it comes to financial matters, you’re better off not counting on Lady Luck — and...
06/22/2013
Question: Do you think it is possible that the stock market could just go flat for a long time? If so, what alternatives do we have? Answer: It seems like predicting the direction of the stock market ought to be easy. After all, the stock market is...
06/22/2013
Often investors find that a significant portion of their assets may have accumulated in one particular stock. Perhaps you have a long career working for the same company, or you may have acquired stock through inheritance. If this is the case, it is...
06/22/2013
Any year now, I’m waiting for preseason football magazines to start reaching newsstands in February. Quit laughing. As it is now, they’re being run off of the presses with spring workouts barely having finished. No joke, the other day I was perusing...
06/22/2013
I’m both happy and sad today. Happy because so many interesting things are happening in my life and sad because I’ve lost my purse with my “life’ in it. I’ve always been absent minded, but it gets worse as I get older. And, if I don’t find my purse...
06/22/2013
When I was a young boy, attending church was a weekly practice in our household. My parents instilled within me the pattern of church attendance. It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that some of my earliest memories as a child involve church...
06/21/2013
Each year Ruston is swarmed with people from different places and various backgrounds coming to enjoy the festivities that the Louisiana Peach Festival has to offer. If you have been following the festival details, I’m sure you know all about the...
06/21/2013
When asked why she allowed her then-10-year-old daughter to craft a Mohawk out of her hair, singer Jada Pinkett-Smith flatly replied that “girls are constantly reminded ... that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination...