You don't have to be a grown-up to advocate. You have to care about something and, most importantly, you have to act on it. So teach your children well. Get them involved in whatever issue is central to your life.
Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.
June 18, 2014, was an interesting day in Louisiana politics and education. (I realize these two are now one and the same, but humor me.)
Nine years after Katrina, the focus is still too often on imagined causes of the flood instead of the proven ones. It is our hope that AG Buddy Caldwell continues defending the constitution and the law, and continues his stand against Jindal, Adley and Big Oil.
In canceling the Common Core State Standards MOU, Jindal canceled adherence to the CCSS process as a whole. But there is more to the CCSS MOU that Jindal canceled.
Numerous observers and actors alike in the conflict blame al-Maliki's refusal to form a coalition government, composed of multiple sectors and factions within the country, for the ongoing existential crisis.
When you turn down health care for millions of citizens, billions of dollars and job creation out of spite, you are not representing the best interests of your constituents.
We're already seeing the beginning of the end: Those people who rail about their right to say offensive things about lesbians and gays are becoming increasingly embarrassing to the party.
A Louisiana elected official once said "the flag of Texaco flies over the Louisiana State Capitol." Right now that flag is flapping in the face of every citizen.
Of all the rhetorical forms, hyperbole is one that we use every day, and as a result we all have a fairly good idea about how it works. This is why Bobby Jindal sounded just a little bit crazy when he started on about white flags.
Priebus can cut off contact with liberal media outlets to protest claims that he feels are unjust; however, if he is truly dedicated to reestablishing the Republican Party, he could start by looking in the mirror first because as these examples show there is nothing the liberal media can say that will make Republicans look worse than their own actions do.
Even if they weren't crooked, Louisiana seemed to pick leaders for reasons other than their executive ability. Jimmy Davis served two terms as governor on the strength of his hit song, "You Are My Sunshine."
What is it about the unemployed, the uninsured and the undocumented that doesn't inspire conservatives to spring into action, as they do when they worry the right to hate may be limited?
Robertson's comments equating homosexuality to bestiality or implying African Americans were better off under Jim Crow laws are shameful, no doubt. But, what is even more startling is the almost instantaneous defense of Robertson by several prominent elected officials.
Hoping to advance your own political career? Better be quiet about Common Core. Amazing how a number of formerly outspoken, pro-CCSS governors have strategically opted for silence (or some other form of distance) regarding the now-highly-charged CCSS.
While I disagree with the sentiment that Mr. Robertson shouldn't face negative consequences for his bigotry, my larger concern is that public figures are exploiting the public's thin knowledge of history, the Constitution and the Bible to purposely mislead their followers.