Today in the Daily Planet, 7/13/07


Welcome to our newest bloggers!

Stephen B. Young, appearing today for the first time as The Fifth Column, writes today about the dedication of a Cambodian Wat in rural Minnesota.

Craig Cox, the first editor of the TC Daily Planet, is back with his Ballot Box blog, offering observations and analysis of government and electoral politics (and anything else he cares to post!)

James Clay Fuller shares Rants & Ruminations and had a big hit last weekend with his take on Sicko and its critics. Jim wrote for the Star Tribune for decades adn is now retired.

Louis Mendoza is bicycling and blogging across the United States – his blog appears when he gets a chance to post it as A Journey Across Our America: Observations & Reflections on the Latinoization of the U.S. When he returns, Louis will be back at the University of Minnesota, where he chairs the Chicano Studies department.

Look for introductions of a few more new bloggers in the coming weeks – and check out all of our blogs here.


“Homelessness and panhandling in Minneapolis”:
By Jacqueline Varriano, Uptown Neighborhood News

“Snelling-University ‘tunnel’ proposal voted down”:
By Isaac Peterson, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Community opposition stops plan for Snelling-University traffic tunnel—at least for now.

“Human services face challenges across Minnesota”:
By Staff, Session Daily
Challenges and performance problems are not being adequately addressed by state or counties.


“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”:
Reviewed by Jim Brunzell III, Special to the TC Daily Planet


“Toast Wine Bar & Cafe”:
By Jeremy Iggers, The Rake: Breaking Bread

“Wasabi is a Burst of Flavor on Washington Avenue”:
By Phyllis Louise Harris, Asian Pages

“Blackbird Now Open”:
By Jeremy Iggers, The Rake: Breaking Bread


“Solar energy should heat up in the Twin Cities”:
By Justin Eibenholzl, Special to the TC Daily Planet


“A Really Real Cambodian Wat in Minnesota”:
By Stephen B. Young, Special to the TC Daily Planet

“The ‘liberal media’ shibboleth redux – Part 2”:
By James Clay Fuller