First the American essential reading: Instapundit, Kausfiles, Jeff Jarvis, Daily Kos, Andrew Sullivan, Atrios, Josh Marshall and Kevin Drumm. More personally, read Sheila’s biog just for the brio. Rob at Crab Apple Lane is okay, but his blog tells the story right up to when Katrina hit. There’s also Coalition of the Swilling with some close up stories of the aftermath.
A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.