Sunday, April 10, 2011

A note to our readers

Hey --

We thank all who participated this week which includes Dallas and the following:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.

And what did we come up with?

Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan. We were just going with one this week. Then I (Jim) read Ava and C.I.'s piece to everyone. We hadn't heard Cindy's remarks (Ava and C.I. open with them) but we agreed we had two truests for the week.

This is John V. Walsh telling the truth about the Libyan War and much more.

This week, we wanted to note Iraqi protesters. And we were trying to figure out a different way to do it when Jess, looking at the screen snaps C.I. and Ava made, said, "A different way might be to note that we aren't at all different from them." That gave us our editorial.

Ava and C.I. scrambled to do this one. Today was a very busy day and they had other things to do. It was also a long writing edition. They said they'd do something on Christian Slater and that's all I knew. When they finished writing it, I was surprised as I read it out loud to everyone. They really pulled together something.
Short features!!!! Always a cry from Dona. I don't remember how this came up but I know we all agreed it might be worth doing a similar feature at least once a month. FYI, we did magazine surveys for a reader who was stationed in Iraq. The reader is back in the US thankfully. We are very happy. We have begun to hate doing magazine survey pieces and we may use the return as our excuse to stop that feature.

Our roundtable. Elaine breaks news.

An important short feature. This is a topic we've talked about addressing for months. The New Statesman just gave us the push we needed.

For four weeks, this feature has been planned. We've never had time until now.

We take the e-mail seriously and say thank you to Aimee for this suggestion.
Three members of Joan Wile's group have been honored with an award and we congratulate them by reposting Joan's strong piece.

Workers World continues to provide some of the best coverage of the Libyan War.

Will you tax resist?

Mike, Elaine, Rebecca, Betty, Kat, Ruth, Isaiah, Trina, Stan, Ann, Cedric, Wally and Marcia wrote this and we thank them for it.

And that's what we managed this week.


-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I.
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