For many years, communities of faith have provided a safety net to fisher families impacted by bad seasons or disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the BP spill. They have also seen firsthand the vital connection between the health of natural resources and the life of the community.
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My trip to New Orleans just after the Louisiana primary was fascinatin'. There were lots of conservatives down there so I felt super comfortable. I think my skin tingled! Aside from the rogue drunkard, those folks really know good southern values, even the homeless people.
In the days ahead, perhaps Louisiana will witness the unlikeliest of odd couples: teachers unions and Tea Partiers coming together to defend the tradition of local governance.
A bigger question that must also be asked is "Who is Florida?" We could ask a question about the direction America is headed on race and violence but let's stick to Florida for a moment.
With all eyes on Louisiana this week and a bright political future at stake, Governor Jindal would do well to repair the mitigation and rebuilding program and get storm-affected Louisianans back into their homes, lest he dash his own hopes to transition to the presidency.
Another problem, as the moderate Romney tries to move back towards the middle to compete in battleground states and for independent voters, how does he get away from the "far right" hole he has deeply dug for himself?
We've reached the point where expertise is something to be shunned. The opinion of the scientific community is criticized, while the opinion of educators is to be avoided.
This is a sweet, offbeat comedy with a gentle spirit. It's wacky, funny, and a delight and has an unexpected arc that makes the story come full circle.
Lanky trees, draped with beads, stretched their branches over slow-moving avenues. Marble cherubim kept watch at the city's aboveground cemeteries.
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The best part of celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles is the atmosphere. Although the event is second only to New Orleans, this Mardi Gras is intimate and warm with a family-feel that is genuine.
She's not even a week old, so the newborn daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z doesn't have a past yet -- except in the genealogical sense.
When it comes to topping best of lists, New Orleans is the tops. We're the city with a chunk of the Eiffel Tower. Cole Porter could have written a son...
As Brooks extols his vision of compassionate conservatism, he passes over the major outrage of Ruthie Leming's last year on earth -- the fact that her community had to hold fundraisers so her family could pay her medical bills.
Without a strong American commitment to a quality education, it is no surprise that Rick Perry, a son of this education system, cannot recall government agencies.