By Mark Mix
Home day care providers would be forced into unions
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Martin Luther King dreamed of the day his children would live in a nation "where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." It remains a noble goal. It's a shame Dr. King's goal has been abandoned by certain members of the District of Columbia city council.
More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it. On Friday, the former mayor was indicted on charges he lined his pockets with bribe money, payoffs and gratuities while the chronically poor city struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina's punishing blow.
At least a dozen California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles at taxpayers' expense in the final weeks before the one-of-its-kind perk was ending, then later bought those vehicles for personal use.
A former top official from the George W. Bush White House and I play a game via email. The slug of each message is always — "Imagine If Bush Had " followed by some egregious act by President Obama. The latest email was, of course, about Hurricane Sandy.
More than 3,000 lots flooded by Hurricane Katrina and bought with federal money in an emergency bailout sit idle across New Orleans — a multimillion-dollar drain on federal, state and city coffers that lends itself to no easy solution.
Recent efforts to compare the early response of President Obama to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with the early response of President George W. Bush to Hurricane Katrina are unfair to Mr. Bush.
A former Alaska attorney general who represented state workers in the Troopergate investigation has been elected mayor of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
Alabama has a message for its neighbors: Don't count on us next time you need shelter from a storm. And it's not because Louisiana evacuees made a mess last time they came.
"We're basically trying to send the signal ... that what has happened in the past, and the way people played in the gray areas, is no longer acceptable," Nagin said at the time. "We need to get in step with what's done in the rest of the country."
"Maybe they should make them into ponds to store water. Make them into parks or community gardens," he said.