Month: October 2009

Levees Not War Meets LaCoastPost

We regretted missing the annual Katrina bloggerfest and live social networking known as Rising Tide 4 in New Orleans this past August—an omission we hope not to repeat. By way of making up for some of that fellow blogger community spirit, last week we took a long...

Thanks, Harry! Now Let’s Push Harder

Damn liberals are never satisfied . . . Encouraged but not satisfied by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s announcement yesterday of the inclusion of an opt-out version of a public option in the Senate health reform bill that he will bring to a vote, we sent the...

Majority Leader Reid Says Public Option Is In

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE8EpzSYdvI Just announced this afternoon. Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announces the merging of bills from the Senate Finance Committee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will include an...

What Is New Orleans? Come Find Out.

How Do You Define a City? Anybody who is within driving, walking, or biking distance of Loyola University in New Orleans on Wednesday night should think positively about coming to the discussion titled “What Is New Orleans” to hear the thoughts of panelists Richard...

Pajama Party

“Those bloggers need to take off their pajamas, get dressed and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult.” —Anonymous Obama adviser to NBC White House correspondent John Harwood Wait—we have to get dressed? Drag! Our best pieces...

The Nobel Peace Prize 2009

Warm congratulations to President Barack Obama for being selected to receive the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” It is a proud and happy occasion for the President and for...

Rep. Grayson, Tough Kid from Bronx, Rips GOP

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8rSX8V9Bl8 We like to look on the bright side when it’s at all realistic to do so, and so in a week that saw the very disappointing performance (despicable, really) of several Democratic members of the Senate Finance...

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