Is following the bumper-sticker advice as easy as it sounds? There's a lot more to being a New Orleanian than meets the eye, and if we mean it, we have to accept everything that comes with that phrase.
Why not share the cost nationwide? That's what the oil industry will do anyway, at no cost to its bottom line.
"We want our air-conditioning and our automobiles, so we simply disregard the sure knowledge that we are enslaving the earth's resources to our greed."
"A judge never acknowledges that he is sentencing someone to a life of unemployment or homelessness."
As John Barry has said, this is Jindal's opportunity to prove himself a great governor or just another oil-industry lapdog.
For all the dire warnings, the 'Obamatorium' on offshore drilling after the BP spill did not lead to economic calamity in Louisiana or anywhere else.
"Fines, fees and court costs are a part of criminal justice systems around the country, but Louisiana public defenders depend and rely on such costs to a dangerous degree."
Says Barry: "There has been no court challenge to the board’s authority because the state knows it would lose and look foolish."
Responses include a mall, something other than condos and, not surprisingly, a medical facility.
"The message from those who would gouge funding for the program could not be clearer: 'We like things the way they are.' ”