Politics

On the Road Again

June 15, 2005 - On the road today for meetings in South Carolina, blogging will be light. Some items from the news files to tide you over:

Lynching Wrap-Up

June 14, 2005 - I didn't intend to follow this story so closely, but you reach a point of no return.... Anyhow, the day in lynching news ends in confusion, as senators scramble to make excuses or claim they supported the resolution even if they're not listed anywhere.

The Pimping of the Presidents

June 8, 2005 - Remember the Lincoln Bedroom -- that place in the White House which President Clinton supposedly turned into a den of scandal and disrepute with sleep-overs by soft-money contributors?

Mississippi Still Sinking

June 2, 2005 - The L.A. Times reports on a little gift to the energy industry Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran snuck into the emergency military spending bill signed by the president this month.

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.

Multitasking

May 31, 2005 - Check out this post by Andrew Dobbs of Burnt Orange Report on how Texas Republicans treat the poor both as their "punching bag" and as "their personal ATM" (how versatile these poor folks are!):

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.