Now that Christmas is past and campaign season is swinging into full gear, I will permit myself the following cranky thoughts. Remember the mantra from 2004? Anybody but Bush… Anybody but Bush… Well, it turns out now there is someone worse than Bush, and it just so happens that he’s running for president. I’m speaking […]

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So last night, in his big “religion” speech, Mitt Romney warned of nefarious forces bent on “establishing a new religion in America — the religion of secularism.” Meanwhile, a new poll reveals more Americans believe in the devil than Darwin’s theory of evolution. Those results hardly suggest a rising tide of secularism. I’m forced to […]

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In the days following the failure of our flood control system, I was overwhelmed with a mix of emotions: rage, anxiety, despair, grief, determination, and shame. As time has gone on these emotions continue to resurface, and I see them reflected in my fellow New Orleanians and, to a lesser extent, our fellow Americans. Rage. […]

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