50 State Blog Roundup 08/24/2007

There's lots of
great stories from the 50 State Blog Network this week. Please take
your time this weekend, pour yourself a cup of coffee (tea, or soda)
and savor the reading. You'll be glad you did.

This week's Roundup is brought to you by Clem Guttata of .
Featured Items
* As Marshall said when he promoted this item, "Excellent work...this is journalism!" . Additional notes: The same item was cross-posted at . There's a reason to Republican politicians.
* and
were all over the story of (now) resigned GOP operative Roger Stone. If
you don't know the story, do yourself a favor and visit the two blogs
that helped bring him down this week. (There's too many posts to pick
just to link to.)
* I can't stress enough how devestating this is to the Appalachian region: . Learm more about .


Social, Economic and Environmental Justice
* The Bush administration's new restrictions on who is eligible for SCHIP could affect a .
* Matt Singer has more: .
* This week marked .
* Here's an interesting question from Maine:
* Remember those local anti-immigrant laws that makes the news from time-to-time. They haven't worked out so well in .
* for putting off plans to increase dumping in Lake Michigan.
* What's more important? More corporate tax cuts or properly funded schools? "" tells the Republican answer in Texas.
* Remember Medicare Part D? Here's a .
* A good point from Delaware: "."
* . What are they going to do about it?
* Wind power brings out .
* Not everyone has forgotten about Katrina survivors. .
* Learn about the .
* Crumbling infrastructure at nuclear power plants?!? Say it isn't so. Must see of .

State, Local and Blogging News
* Mike Caulfield has a thoughtful piece, "", on the role of blogs, the early NH primary and candidate access. Here's an example of that candidate access, "".
* Ralph Bordie reports, "Inspired by the 50SBN, the Texas Progressive Alliance . Vince Leibowitz over at Capitol Annex hosts again this week." :-)
* Catch up on Idaho with the .
* as it catches local Republicans in Virginia trying to rewrite their inconvenient history.
* I confess my geography knowledge is a little weak sometimes... who knew: . (Why should I be surprised... by the same measure, commuter rail, West Virginia is also a DC suburb.)

Turning Red to Blue
* Buckeye State Blog reports that . Great work, Jerid!
* In Illinois, and got Democratic challengers. IL-11 did them one better, , but also saw the birth of a grassroots activist organization. Oh yeah, might resign this November too.
* .
* From Texas: .
* I'm sure you're dying to know who is the White House in 2008.
* Will in NC-10? At the least it is a reminder that Big Brother may be watching you, but you can also watch Big Brother.
* You know you're in trouble as attention goes up, your numbers go down... "". Here a Missouri , too.
* Pres. Bush is coming to town, so challenger .
* Find out what says to the conservative faithful in this fun diary retelling a protest, counter-protest and campaign event.
* .
* Republicans are spending money trying to discipline Republicans on Iraq War votes. Here's the news from , , and .
* . Enough of these weeks, it'll turn into a horrible year. .
* Heard about that Sen. Coburn (R) vs. Sen. Nelson feud? .

About our Party
* There's lots of this week about South Dakota returning.
* In Michigan the big news is, .
* The is one year away and there was a big kickoff event. Alas, Senator Salazar was afraid of a blogger with questions.
* From Iowa, a word about that exercise.
* Depressing if true... .
* Mooncat kicks off an interesting series, profiling the Alabama delegation. gets the treatment first.
* Learn about the flank of the Bush Dog campaign .


August 25, 2007 - 11:00am