Whether you're knee-deep in snow or looking for a post-holidays pick-me-up, consider heading south to chill out, thaw out, and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.
It is critically important that school districts and community partners across the country respond to Acting Secretary King's and Secretary Burwell's call to action to connect children to needed health coverage and ensure they're in school and ready to learn.
Louisiana is extraordinary in that the primary source for public defense funding comes from fees defendants must pay if found guilty of a crime. That means public defenders can only guarantee their salary if enough of their clients are convicted of crimes. Acquittals are bad for business.
Grammy-winning musician Michael Doucet performs during the Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week at Chicot State Park April 22, 2008. Photo by C...
Given the ever-increasing mobility and interaction of people of all nationalities, the odds of even more perplexing scenarios will only multiply in the future, so wouldn't it be a good idea to clarify once and for all the meaning of "natural born citizen"?
As has been noted everywhere, there are now more restaurants in New Orleans than before Hurricane Katrina hit the city a decade ago, although not all ...
In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. The table was set in other ways that will lead to a healthy serving of marijuana policy reform in 2016.
For years firefighters, nurses, teachers, social workers, roads crews and others across the country have paid a percentage of their salary toward their retirement security. Notably, in Illinois and New Jersey irresponsible politicians did not do the same.
Credit: MRHSfan / Flickr In rural Louisiana is an 18th century estate haunted by the ghosts of the past. DeAnna Janes It all started with a pictu...
Sexual health education and access to care isn't simply a personal luxury, it's a question of national safety and security. It is the job of the government to protect its citizens, and that includes giving them information and access to prevent potential health pandemics. If Planned Parenthood is defunded, people must be given an alternative.
The bottom line is twofold. First, John Bel Edwards should be congratulated for winning his election under the "Top Two" runoff rules used in Louisiana. Second, Edwards almost certainly owes his victory to a flaw.
Democrat John Bel Edwards' big win in Louisiana is a big deal for the Democratic Party, giving them headwinds toward the 2016 election, despite the gloom and doom you hear from liberals. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders need to be taking notes.
There were two winners Saturday's Louisiana general runoff. One was state Rep. John Bel Edwards, the unknown Democrat who was elected governor. The other was political polling. Why?
On November 12, 2015, the St.Tammany Parish School Board (Louisiana) voted unanimously to discontinue its employee payroll deduction campaign for the United Way. Included in the concern that United Way had become "too political" was the national organization's decision to actively promote the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Yes, slavery is dark and sometimes you don't want to hear about it but we can't sweep it under the rug like it never happened. Let's be truthful about the history of this country and let's not water down that history.
On October 29, 2015, Louisiana state superintendent John White released the 2014-15 school performance scores for Louisiana high schools enrolling grades 9 - 12.