Broadmoor wasn't a perfect community before the levee failures. We suffered from the systemic problems of poverty -- blight, slum apartments, and a failing public school -- and the deadly scourge of violent crime. But we possessed many assets -- historic homes, a public library, and an active neighborhood association -- and the greatest attribute of all, our people.
Digital technology has changed our world for the better, but the innovation that helps some rise also threatens to leave millions behind. As technology transforms our economy at a blinding pace, more and more people are being locked out of a job market increasingly dominated by the demand for computer skills.
Ensuring an equal education, and letting our children know they matter, regardless of their race or culture, is the most important step we can take. We are too great a country to fail to address something so fundamental to our fellow citizens and our future.
If we are to make equal opportunity real for every American, we must ensure that all citizens -- no matter their income or zip code -- have a fair shot to pursue their dreams.
Food is a good reason for Democrats and Republicans to abscond from their "politics as usual" party loyalties and vote for Bernie Sanders, the 38-year Independent running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic primary.
We know that nonprofits make enormous contributions to society. To protect the integrity of the sector, a revision to this law is needed. In the meantime, nonetheless, I hope you will step forward if you find yourself in a situation in which unethical practices are taking place.
From time to time, however, I am reminded that much of the best work on America's necessary transition to a sustainable energy economy is being done at the grassroots level. The solar energy revolution is progressing community by community.
Unfortunately, as Mad Men has recently concluded, not many more actors of color appeared on the show in substantial roles.
Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.
But they've never done anything "knowingly inappropriate." How reassuring...
While getting younger with time may sound like a paradox -- or for many of us, even a fantasy -- the African continent is doing just that.
To pursue legislative action to restrict ivory sales in the United States, the 96 Elephants campaign has followed Hornaday's tested movement strategy: building coalitions with public and private partners, raising public awareness, and working with government leaders.
What does history teach us about the wisdom of going the 'easy' route and voting for candidates from political dynasties? Does being part of such a dynasty impart one with greater political wisdom or a higher level of achievement?
Achieving affordable access to safe water and sanitation for all has been one of humanity's most intractable problems. This is despite the fact that billions of us take these services for granted. We have known how to deliver affordable, safe water for more than 100 years yet for more than 2.5 billion people these services are absent.
Perhaps, in a more open exploration of what we want to see in the future of fish offerings we will take some positive steps in the dialogues being convened next week.
Imagine what might be accomplished with an infusion of capital for skills training and capacity-building to help such smallholder farmers to increase yields and their incomes, while farming their land more sustainably.