New Orleans Dr. Perri Klaus wrote a piece recently for a Times’ column that should not be ignored essentially making the case that poverty is not simply a social, political, and economic circumstance, but a disease with terrible consequences, lifelong impacts, and potentially multi-generational effects.
At one level he talks about an increasingly prevalent diagnosis in [...]
Dr. Rajiv Shah
Little Rock Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the United States Agency for International Development (US-AID), long the most visible face of “soft” power for the US around the world happened to be speaking at the Clinton School of Public Service, so I stopped by on my route from KABF. He was effusive [...]
New Orleans I really want to like the new documentary of sorts, called Tchoupitoulas, by the Ross brothers, Bill and Turner, structured around supposedly one long, languid summer night for three young African-American brothers (William, Kentrell and Bryan Zanders) and their pitbull (Buttercup) coming over from the West Bank to get a look at the sights and [...]
Quito With 80% of the United States households earning, and therefore paying, taxes on incomes of less than $100,000 per year, that means that the vast majority of us are filing “short forms” on IRS 1040A. Independent studies regularly establish that the most generous Americans, when measured as a percentage of income, are those making [...]
New Orleans As children of the Cold War all of us learned there’s nothing like the “big lie.” I can find no better proof of this than the preposterous argument made by the right when they try to twist all manner of logic and common sense to have us believe that Congressman, and now putative [...]