Mardi Gras may be over, but the party is just getting started in the Big Easy.
Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.
Cheap, amateurish and sometimes just plain hard to watch, Beasts enjoyed a wave of overwrought critical hosannas, going all the way back to when the film first was shown more than a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival.
If you happen to wander the French Quarter in search of some southern delights, make a pitstop at The Gumbo Shop.
We moved to New Orleans from New York, where the most frightening bugs are bed bugs. I had bed bugs. They're terrible, but child's play compared to the brown recluse.
Pension costs seem to loom over so many state and local budget battles like a sinister sword of Damocles, a dark reminder of Big Government's tyrannical profligacy. Should we panic?
Income taxes are also expensive to collect and easy to evade. They're far from ideal by any standard. But states that want to cut or eliminate personal income taxes (a good thing) need to think carefully about how they do it.
Over five months since the Texas Brine sinkhole first appeared over the Napoleonville Salt Dome, residents of Bayou Corne, Louisiana continue to struggle to be heard -- particularly by Governor Bobby Jindal.
Putting aside the debates between the effectiveness supply-side economics and whether an increase in sales tax would disproportionately negatively impact the poor, state sales tax only plans cannot make up for the lost revenue under current laws. The reason?
While hard to determine which states are the most backwards with not allowing same-sex marriages, states are ranked in order from lowest to highest percent of voters' support in constitutional bans on same-sex marriages.
To avoid possible disclosure, Jindal's top advisors used personal email accounts while devising a communications strategy regarding hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid cuts.
If you follow the logic of America's teachers unions -- and particularly those in Louisiana -- it's better for all children to get a lousy education than for some to get the chance to escape to a better school using a voucher.
The largest oil spill in America's history should have been a wake-up call. If we refuse to learn from that mistake, it will become a recurring nightmare instead.
With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.
I can understand that they were fearful of an outburst, although neither my friends or I had any intention of doing so. The real question is why were we not allowed to speak in the first place?
No one is really safe from the ravages of global climate change. Whether you are a fisherman in the storm-battered Gulf or a New York homeowner recovering from Sandy-slammed New York, a changing climate will likely impact your future health unless we take action now.