I'll never forget Hurricane Katrina -- the mix of a natural and a man-made catastrophe that resulted in the death of over 1,500 of our neighbors. Millions of folks were marked by the tragedy.
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Many areas of New Orleans have not completely moved on, but the city is in motion thanks to volunteers and many high profile boosters here in the Hollywood of the South.
"Balancing the budget" and "deficit reduction" have become code for shifting the benefits of government spending to corporations away from workers.
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