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False Apologies From Arne Duncan

Yohuru Williams | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

It is perhaps not surprising, in an election season when so many of those who attempted to impose these changes stand to lose their jobs that Duncan and others would feign a change of heart. If you listen carefully, it is not really a change at all.

Voting Rights: What You Need to Know and How the Supreme Court Is Failing Us

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Janessa E. Robinson

As the U.S. Supreme Court rightfully makes way for same-sex marriage across the country, it simultaneously regresses policy on another civil liberty, voting rights.

Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer'

Hopper.com | Posted 09.12.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft.

GOP Senate Candidate Warns Vladimir Putin Is Closely Watching His Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Louisiana's Senate race could determine which party controls the upper chamber. But Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mary Land...

Little Big Easy Guide to New Orleans

Fathom | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Fathom

New Orleans is one big, beautiful rag-tag gang of party people. It's the one place in America where it's always time to eat a great meal, join a band, booze on the street, start a parade, and wear a feather boa.

Remembering Rodrigue: The Blue Dog Blues

Brian Ross | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Brian Ross

The staring dog, his beloved passed-on pet, whom he painted into one of his Cajun Bayou scenes to explosive popularity, is part of sixteen other museum and permanent collections, and currently four feature collections.

Mind the Gap!

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Jack Jennings

Why have politicians and others decided to ignore the research and use defective systems to make major decisions about retaining teachers or determining their pay? Why are we not "minding the gap"?

The 5 Best Foods For Bourbon

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.10.2012 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The leaves and the farmer's market stalls aren't the only things that are changing this autumn. Our cocktail culture is easing into a new type of seasonal sipping, white wine spritzers be damned.

A Huffington Post Travel Guide To Family Vacations In Louisiana

The Huffington Post | Shawn Lealos | Posted 10.02.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Louisiana can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, we've...

Why You Should Really Be Concerned About the Global Wildlife Die-offs

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

We can seriously consider what's pushing so much life on this planet toward extinction, or we can wait until it starts raining dead birds. Oh wait, that's already happening.

Louisiana Democratic Party Makes Fundraising Plea To Convert David Vitter Prostitution Video Into TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Louisiana Democratic Party is hoping to turn their recently released, highly successful web video highlighting the surprisingly oft-forgotten pro...

The Fantasy World of "More Guns = Less Crime"

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

More guns means less crime only in the imaginary world of the "gun rights" movement as it tries to push us toward an America where there is nowhere to go to escape the guns - even into churches.

With Tar Ball Reports Oil Spill Closes Part of Lake Pontchartrain to Fishing

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Coming during a popular holiday fishing weekend, today's closures are a gut punch to parishes fighting to keep the BP Oil Spill at bay.

The Curse of Oil: Spills, Corruption and Militancy

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bekeh Utietiang

The Niger Delta is about the poorest region in Nigeria because companies like BP, Shell, and Exxon Mobil have aligned themselves with corrupt politicians to evade environmental accountability.

New Photos Show Oil-Soaked Dolphins Struggling in Barataria Bay, Louisiana

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

There are no published photos or videos that we've been able to find, no stories that describe the oil-encrusted dorsal fins and odd behavior that suggest an under-reported environmental catastrophe.

The Year of Wanting What We Have

Chip Conley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chip Conley

Three different polls revealed in December say that Americans have made great strides in their happiness. Are we lying to the researchers or are we just high on life?

William Jefferson Files For Bankruptcy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A former Louisiana congressman convicted of corruption after federal agents found cash in his freezer has filed for Chapter 7 bank...

The Costs of Wrongful Convictions Continue to Rise

John Terzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Terzano

Wrongful convictions occur due to a system that is prone to error. In addition to incarcerating a person for a crime they didn't commit, wrongful convictions impose a financial burden on taxpayers.

Talk Radio Rules Blue Dog States

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

22 percent of Americans get their news from talk radio, and conservative talkers, like Hannity and Limbaugh, have been lying to their listeners about what's in the health care bill.

The GOP's White Supremacy

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Like a restricted country club that would rather die than change, the Republican Party is marginalizing itself for the sake of the white men who run it.