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Editor’s Pick
JULY 31, 2012 2:40PM

Working harder for less money

From the NC Budget & Tax Center

In North Carolina at least (and I suspect in many other states), this so-called economic recovery has come slowly — slower than the previous three recessions in 1981, 1990 and 2001,  especially when it comes to jobs.

Our “job creators” are… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MAY 21, 2012 4:37PM

No, we won’t go back!

This is what the extreme right wing wants for women.

On the last day of the legislative session, the Missouri legislature passed a bill allowing employers and health plan providers to opt out of covering contraception or abortion in health plans if such health services violate their religious… Read full post »

If, as George Lakoff says, we view politics through the metaphor of family, then Mother’s Day would have been a good time to ask the question: Where’s Mom in this picture? What are all those dirty socks and pizza boxes doing in the living room? Seriously: It looks like a frat… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MAY 8, 2012 9:45PM

Cry tonight, fight tomorrow

It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this frustrated.

A minority of North Carolina’s registered voters just robbed hundreds of thousand of people of their rights.

Our state constitution has been amended to discriminate against people who aren’t legally married all in t… Read full post »

America has this long tradition of twisted, odd, widely beloved and yet darkly dangerous right-wing cultural impresarios that pop up out of our landscape like cultural tornadoes, leaving huge swaths of derangement and destruction in their wake. Aimee Semple McPherson. Father Coughlin. Joe McCa… Read full post »