Nothing Changes an Election Like a Stabbing

Louisiana politics are dirty, maybe not Illinois or South Carolina dirty, but non the less unbelievable political events seem to come out of the bayou.  Take the victory of the most sane republican in the house of representatives, Rep Joseph Cao.  This first term congressman won because his opponent was...

Razing the Project to Save It

(Photo by Infrogmation, used under a GNU Free Documentation License) With the advent of a new administration in Washington providing the long-beleaguered citizens of New Orleans, LA a new sense of hope (no doubt increased upon hearing that the President has promised to visit the region) it’s easy for us to...

On John Edwards ‘Love Child’

“Double standard!” cries Slate media critic Jack Shafer.  “An elaborate cover up!” whines hacktacular OG ‘even the liberal’ blogger Mickey Kaus.  ‘Liberal bias!’ wails the wingnutosphere (surprise, surprise). All that self-righteous sturm und drang simply because the MSM hasn’t dove on recent reports from...

Craig and Vitter

Just like U.S. involvement in Iraq shouldn’t be analyzed without discussion of Afghanistan, what should happen to Larry Craig should not be discussed without the same question being raised regarding David Vitter. John McCain and Norm Coleman – both Republicans running campaigns – believe...