State Policy

Alito, abortion and the South

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.

Paging George Lakoff

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,

Will NC Pause Executions?

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.

Unsafe At Any Speed

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.

What's Right About Taxes

April 15, 2005 - For those despairing about the growing injustices in our tax code -- and threats of more on the way -- our friend Max Sawicky of the Economic Policy Institute has

Tax Day

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.