November 2, 2005 -
If news coverage is any indication, it seems abortion is shaping up to be a key focal point -- and maybe the focal point -- of the Supreme Court confirm I'm hearing from progressives who think this single-issue focus is a bad idea. There are lots of ration battle over Judge Samuel Alito.
October 24, 2005 -
The LA Times ran an interesting piece this weekend about how local housing advocates are trying to address the perplexing issue of fixing up the some 100,000 homes in New Orleans that were rendered inhabitable by Hurricane Katrina.
July 11, 2005 -
The Texas Senate just cut property taxes by $4.8 billion, a cut similar to a proposal by Gov. Rick Perry and to legislation already passed in the House. According to the Houston Chronicle,
June 1, 2005 -
Today, years of battle over the death penalty will come to a head as the North Carolina House will vote on whether to pause executions for two to three years -- a move endorsed by hundreds of municipalities and organizations across the state, and across the ideological spectrum.
May 24, 2005 -
Both the Birmingham News and Raleigh News and Observer are running good series on how lax trucking regulations are damaging highways and endangering motorists in their respective states.
April 15, 2005 -
Ah, Tax Day, the moment that all of us stand back to reflect on what it means to have a government and invest in the public good -- or, for the slackers amongst us, the day we scurry to get our returns in the mail.