Politics

The Fabulous Fletcher (KY) Follies

August 23, 2005 - Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) is having a rough summer. After sweeping into offic with a vew to clean up the state's culture of patronage and favoritism, nine of his administration officials are under indictment for hiring scandals. Two have already resigned.

Progressives Have a PLAN

August 16, 2005 - Blogging will be light over the next couple days as I head off to Seattle for the Progressive Legislative Action Network conference. It promises to be a great event, challenging the right-wing dominance of state legislatures and building up a progressive alternative.

How the Right Dominates State Politics

August 9, 2005 - Those who follow state politics are often amazed at how, even in states where progressives have some strength, the conservative right is successful in pushing its agenda. Especially in the South, the right often seems uncannily organized and effective in promoting a core set of legislation, even in the face of broad opposition among the public and other lawmakers.

Justice Sunday II

August 1, 2005 - Back in April Bill Frist starred in "Justice Sunday," an infamous televised political rally to push conservative judges (and promote holy war).