Monday, December 18, 2006


Well, it's been a big news day for New Orleans:

> Article about chronic poverty. <
Definitely worth reading. The reaction letters at the end are almost as good as the article itself.

John Edwards is going to announce his bid for 2008 from the Lower 9th Ward at the end of this month. His campaign platform will be "One America" (closing the chasm between the have's and the have-not's). I'll try to make it there. Could be interesting. To date, I have only been to one political rally; Wesley Clarke gave a speech at the Lakefront Airport, which I thouroughly enjoyed.

CNN broke a big story about the Danziger Bridge incident. Wonderful news for a battered, dispirited police force.

A nice article about
Saints Training Camp

I've got to end on a positive note:

Efforts are underway to organize a massive
"Louisiana Winter" campaign modeled after the "Mississippi Summer" campaign of the 60's. In the 60's, college students would come down to the South to do voter registration drives for blacks. The "Louisiana Winter" is planned for January 17th through the 20th and will include cleanups, etc. all over the city. I hope there's a good turnout. Interesting historical parrallel, too.

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