FROM Tia Moore Henry
New Orleans Food Scene Shows the Katrina Recovery Turtle soup, pecan pie and shrimp po-boys are synonymous with New Orleans, which has always been famous for food. But Katrina drove some beloved institutions quite literally under water. Ten years later, the restaurant scene has not just recovered, it’s better than ever, according to Kim Severson, food correspondent for the New York Times . We also hear from Tia Moore Henry, who was studying to be a nurse before Katrina, and now runs Café Dauphine in the Lower 9th Ward. Shrimp salad at Café Dauphine A menu from Coquette's no-menu Tuesdays Your menu's presented at completion of your meal. It's a surprise what you're served! Photo courtesy of Bill Kleiman
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.