The deep Texas drought creates a new ecosystem, and some new lifelines.
Senators Kyl and DeMint claimed working up to the Christmas holiday defiles Christianity's holy day. But Jesus made clear that 'helping your neighbor' trumps 'keeping the Sabbath day holy.' Not addressing legislation to promote peace and care for others would be the real sacrilege.
Communities can take a lesson from this old pirate's nest: Locals can control their environs.