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The right-wing fraud about race and Katrina

January 28, 2006 - Earlier this month, right-wing pundit John Leo -- columnist for U.S News and World Report, syndicated to newspapers nation-wide -- wrote a piece that would be forgettable if it didn't echo a growing sentiment on the right about Hurricane Katrina and issues of race in America.

Poll Watch: South not so sweet on Bush

January 27, 2006 - Survey USA has released its latest state-by-state poll of our President's net job approval ratings. The not-so-surprising finding is that Bush's approval percentage continues to languish in the low 40s.

NC: Money for roads, not people

January 25, 2006 - Scandals in Washington often overshadow the dozens of smaller scandals that unfold at the state level each year. In North Carolina, Democratic House Speaker Jim Black has been a magnet for dubious dealings, the most recently of which is described here by NC Policy Watch:

"I've got friends with low wages"

January 12, 2006 - Last August, country crooner Garth Brooks signed an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart to sell his music only through the chain. American Rights at Work has this hilarious, low-tech flash parody of Garth's hit song.