This article was published in The Louisiana Weekly in the Aug. 8, 2011 edition. Buildings with bathtub rings and musty smells are less prevalent than...
The U.S. has had a lot of credit issues lately. But there's another "credit" debacle, one that is currently sitting on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court: a state's refusal to give constitutionally-required "full faith and credit" to valid adoptions by gay parents.
Serving Life shows a different take on the U.S. penal system's obligation to dying prisoners and those trying to change their lives before it's too late.
When thinking about what makes America unique, it's fun to take a moment and consider the foods that have come to define this glorious nation. And w...
This second episode in New Orleans started with a very early morning. We drove out to the tip of Louisiana. Storms had wiped out so much, most everyth...
While there is a growing progressive trend supporting vetoes of radical right-wing legislation, there is a definite backlash against centrist, populist, Blue Dog-style Democrats in North Carolina and all across the South.
On March 31, a jury convicted Catrina Wallace of three counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Wallace received five years for each count, to be served consecutively.
Southerners love their blues the way we New Yorkers love our Broadway. And no matter where I go in the south -- Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, I can never get enough of the raw, gritty blues.
More than a half-century ago, Alexander P. Tureaud Jr. became the first African-American undergraduate at Louisiana State University until students, teachers, the administration and the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals forced him out before he could finish his first semester.
Both Louisiana and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development should immediately reopen settlement talks and work with post-Katrina plaintiffs to achieve the best result for homeowners who are still struggling to repair their homes and their communities.
The Founding Fathers defined the boundaries of liberty and freedom. New Orleans lives them. The birthplace of jazz. The true birthplace of Rock-and-Ro...
It is cynical for politicians to claim that more drilling will relieve high gas prices. More drilling only means more profits for the oil industry -- not lower costs at the pump
In a powerful new documentary, Stories from the Gulf, residents make it clear they are still suffering the aftermath of the largest oil spill in U.S. history. We must not minimize their struggle or sense of loss, which persists to this day.
So how's it going one year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster? There's no shortage of info on the topic in the media. But the media can get things wrong. So here are two veterans of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to tell it like it is.
Last week, Rep. Doc Hastings, chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, declared, "Drilling is safe." It was as if we learned nothing from the BP disaster and the ongoing suffering it has caused.
The April 14 meeting proceeded efficiently, as scheduled, for BP shareholders. For the workers, environmentalists and community members rallying in protest, though, the day of reckoning had yet to arrive.