JUN 3 Tulane lit professor Thomas Beller writes about New Orleans and the upcoming anniversary of Katrina in this post on the New Yorker - but it's about a lot more than an anniversary. It's about how people outside of Louisiana think about Katrina and what happened to New Orleans - what is understood, and what is misunderstood. It's a must-read.
JUN 3 Blogger Bob Mann is writing about higher education in Louisiana, and in particular the leaders of our public colleges and universities. They're "promoting the deceit and chicanery" that is SAVE, he says, and they shouldn't be. They definitely should have more integrity than Bobby Jindal, he argues.
JUN 3 Columnist Stephanie Grace puts in her two cents on the SAVE program, what it is (and isn't) and how Bobby Jindal is playing games because all he really cares about is running for president. And she says what others have been thinking - next year's budget problem is going to be even worse than this year's was.
JUN 3 This post on the New Orleans Tribune breaks down the recently-released study of our charter school experiment. If you don't have time to read the study itself right now, this is a good shortcut.
JUN 3 This post on the Red Shtick goes back into Bobby Jindal's history, all the way to the exorcism. If there's one reason he won't get elected President, it's that exorcism, the post argues. Of course, there's also the mess he's made of our economy, the attempts to destroy our public higher ed system and his complete lack of sincerity on anything, but hey - the exorcism is as good a reason as any of them.
JUNE 2 We're still a few months off, but the 10th anniversary stories are starting already. Here's a post on the Picayune featuring NOLA food matriarch Leah Chase and her views, 10 years after Katrina decimated her city.
JUN 2 Columnist Clancy DuBos writes about Bobby Jindal's "all-but-certain and all-but-doomed" presidential campaign in this post. Comparing Bobby to Chris Columbus, he says that Bobby actually did sail over the edge of his political earth, and he's the only one who seems to be unaware of that.
JUN 2 Blogger Ian McGibboney posts this commentary on a nasty-natured sign about food stamps that has been making the rounds of the local interwebs, because it purportedly hangs over the checkout line at a local poboy shop. (No, not Old Tyme. Some other guys, who won't get free ink from us.)
JUN 2 Columnist Stephanie Grace has been a busy little freelancing bee lately, selling stories to national publications about Bobby Jindal's destruction of Louisiana. This piece, in Newsweek, chronicles his ability to turn a billion-dollar surplus into a deficit of nearly twice that size.