War on Women Dispatches from North Carolina and Texas
Jun24

War on Women Dispatches from North Carolina and Texas

Today’s news roundup includes War on Women dispatches from two states where abortion rights are under siege, interesting data on gun violence, analysis of today’s ruling from the Supreme Court… and a little song of summer parody to lighten your day a little. Moral Mondays These are a concerted protest against North Carolina conservatives’ assault on reproductive health access, high quality public education, and...

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Pursuit of Happiness Hour, Cinco de Mayo Edition: Margaritas For the Court
May04

Pursuit of Happiness Hour, Cinco de Mayo Edition: Margaritas For the Court

If you’re a political junkie (and we’re betting that visitors to this site share that trait with us), 2012 will either be the ultimate thrill ride (if the Democrats do well) or a tragedy (if the GOP takes back the Senate and/or the Presidency). That’s why we don’t feel we need an excuse to enjoy a Pursuit of Happiness Hour cocktail, even when the calendar gives us such lovely ones like Cinco de Mayo. And...

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Supreme Court Roundup
Mar22

Supreme Court Roundup

  On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will begin hearing oral arguments related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka health reform). The oral argument will run for more than six hours and span three days, as the Court considers issues related to the individual mandate (requiring everyone to have health insurance coverage), the Medicaid expansion (beginning in 2014, people with incomes at or...

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