I confess to a momentary confusion when I read the headlines that all of New Orleans' traditional schools had closed and it is now an "all-charter" city.
While LGBT Internet activists and news sites cover the great "tranny" debate, news from Louisiana is that a trans woman was found on the side of the road last week after allegedly having been held in slavery for months.
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.
No matter the outcome -- whether Republicans gain control or Democrats narrowly retain it -- it is worth taking a look at the underlying dynamics of the Senate field for the next two election cycles.
In a voucher system, disabled students are not always given true choice, as no choice exists if private schools refuse disabled students' needed services.
Frackers drill down many thousands of feet and then work horizontally. They inject water, sand or ceramic beads, and chemicals to create subsurface fissures. Oil and gas are extracted from those fissures. The water used rises back to the surface over time.
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Right before the champagne bottles began popping for activists engaged in a grassroots struggle to halt the construc...
The attention-seeking gaudiness of how some promote their God (and careers) speaks more to public relations than actual piety. Individuals who are truly at peace with their beliefs would be content to pray privately and without showy fanfare.
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig kicked off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, as nearly five million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf Coast over the next several months. Most of that oil is still there, and will be for years to come.
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.
This week, Louisiana lawmakers have begun debating a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book. The bill passed a House committee, with defenders arguing that the Bible's significance in the state's history merited the designation.
Music is transformative, but I didn't realize how much the blues could bring out the soul in a place I'd pegged as overly commercial.
Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...
In the film 12 Angry Men, a lone man is able to convince his fellow jurors to switch their votes from guilty to not guilty. But in some places, the movie would have been much shorter and the result different -- because in those states, 10 out of 12 jurors voting guilty is enough to send a person away to prison for the rest of his life.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is quoted as saying "Without an education, a people will perish." From the moment "The Great...
I wrote a Shreveport Times column this week in an attempt to spark meaningful conversation about poverty and health care in Louisiana. What I never expected was that my column would become Dr. Fleming's springboard for announcing he has moderated his abortion access position.