50 State Blog Roundup 5/22/2007

Back at the start of May, it was a slow Friday morning and I decided to
try out a little experiment... why not visit all the blogs in the
50-State Blog Network, find a highly commented upon story at each and
put it all together into a post.

It didn't take too
long--except for getting distracted with all of the good material at
the sites--and the process left me with an even greater respect for the
great work going on at fellow state blogs. Thus was the first born.

Thankfully, others also liked what they saw, and as they saying goes,
many hands makes light work. The 50-State Blog Roundup has flourished
thanks to the efforts of multiple volunteers who have generously
contributed their time and talents:

- by Jon (a.k.a. flackattack) from Tondee's Tavern
- by isaac at Free State Politics (MD)
- by Joe Bodell of MN Campaign Report
- by LP from New Mexico FBIHOP
- by IVR Polls
- by mattw at MyLeftNutmeg (CT)
- by Clem Guttata at West Virginia Blue

Can you compile a weekly roundup? Email me (Clem G. at ) if you can help out.

This week's round-up

Before we get to the round-up proper, there's some cool news to share: . Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Juan! It just goes to show, state blogging really does make a difference.
Now... on with the show!

Tom Carper is upset the Senate Energy Bill. Hawaii Poinography! Hawaii has a . Will this have any effect on the nations highest gasoline prices? New Jersey Good news: . Louisiana Daily Kingfish Mike Stagg explains South Dakota CleanCutKind.com Guess view global warming as a serious problem... Michigan DianeS speaks up New Hampshire What did you Senator do? West Virginia In the arguments for Liquid Coal subsides (which were ) you may have heard some nonsense about a 250-year US coal supply. Murrayevw takes a hard look at our . Social Justice: One step forward and...   New York Phillip has the
that the New York "state assembly passed a bill extending full marriage
equality to all New Yorkers." Kudos to the NY state assembly for
passing legislation with full and equal rights--not just civil unions
or any other half measures--to all New Yorkers. Here's hoping it clears
the remaining hurdles to be enacted as law. Maryland in Maryland about how an upcoming court decision on same-sex marriage will turn out. Indiana crimsonscare has the unfortunate news that the Colorado pacified keeps us on the alert for Colorado fundamentalists: . If Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5) to make sure those unwanted pregnancy are healthy ones, either. Washington WashBlog Here's a story that deserves wide attention: Elections and Party Politics   New Mexico
When was the last time your state Democratic Party Chairman visited
your county? In New Mexico the Chairman is on his way to visit all 33
counties. He recently hit . Georgia flackattack checks in with the latest on the impressive effort. Maine Turn Maine Blue Check out the . Give 'em some love, too. Illinois Here's a blogger running for office: Arizona AZNetroots Turn Arizona blue... help . California Brian reminds . Ohio (AOG) It's not every day a politician admits they were wrong... this week Texas A bit of a barfight broke out in the comments on: . Also, find out why you just might care about . Iowa Here's the for the Dem. Presidential race. Vermont Green Mountain Daily odom interview Presidential candidate Mike Gravel. Curious? . Governing and Mis-Governing: Hmmm... lots of Republicans here   Rhode Island Matt provides
on the last few days of the General Assembly session of the General
Assembly--learn about RI's consideration of the barbaric practice of
locking up 17 year olds as adults. Alabama Mooncat has of protests of Pres. Bush's visit to Alabama. For some reason, that part of his visit. Virginia Raising Kaine Lowell explains how instead of raising taxes, Republicans (!). Nebraska New Nebraska Network More Re-thug-lican leadership in action as . North Dakota BismarkDems.com The most talked about story in North Dakota this week is . Why? Hint: there's some religion involved. Utah Wasatch Watcher Here's a Romney-related story that got buried in Guiliana's bad news... . Massachusetts Romney also has an aide for leave of absence for making prank phone calls impersonating a state trooper. Wisconsin Uppity Wisconsin xoff looks at a new state park Minnesota Tom Elko advocates for North Carolina How's this for irony: "[
On the same day Republican State Auditor Les Merritt failed to present
any evidence of voter fraud to a state Senate committee, he submitted
incomplete documents to the state Board of Elections." Missouri Yes, it is as bad as it sounds: Everything Else   Tennessee Knox Views R. Neal asks a really good question about he should take this advice from Harold Ford Jr. Idaho Learn all about Idaho politics in the . Montana Matt Singer surveys the Montana Republican party to find their Big Tent . Connecticut mattw has a fascinating piece on Florida College progressive contributes

Finally, in closing... on this closest Friday to the longest day of the
year, I hope everyone finds time to slow down and relax. Take an
evening away from that computer to connect with your neighbors, family
and friends. As Carnacki wrote this week, those are the moments when
you just might feel like you're .



June 23, 2007 - 3:34pm