Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Greg Davis came within a hair of winning the District 2 school board seat. Lafayette came within a hair of reform. By Walter Pierce
Greg Davis is nothing if not resilient. This newspaper’s admiration for the Cajundome director is well-chronicled, so the timbre of this column will come as little surprise to many.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Politics gives, and it serves crow. By Walter Pierce
We hitch our buggy to initiatives we believe will advance the quality of life in our community. We advocate for them tacitly, and in the case of the school board election, vigorously and on record. In the span of about 48 hours between Thursday and Saturday nights, we went from elation to deflation to contemplation.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Lafayette bought into consolidation and downtown nightlife. Now we’re having second thoughts. By Walter Pierce
It’s fair to say our hamlet is suffering from buyer’s remorse for a pair of purchases we made in the ’90s.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Endorsements may put us in foul trouble, but the school board election is too important not to take a shot. By Walter Pierce
In the seven years since this weekly newspaper’s inception, this is the first time it’s making endorsements of the political kind. We’ve endorsed bird feeders and blouses, but never candidates. We’ve even tacitly endorsed issues — public funding of non-governmental organizations, for example, and, most important, public education reform.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Facebook users capture Lafayette’s zeitgeist. By Walter Pierce
I’m perilously close to eclipsing the 300 “friend” plateau on Facebook, and perilously close to quitting Facebook. To my “friends”: I don’t care that you’re in the drive-thru line at Taco Bell and “OMG it’s taking for-eeeevvvveerrr LOL!!!” And I’m certain you aren’t laughing out loud.
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