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Enron Nation: Does a trial miss the real issue?

January 30, 2006 - President Bush must view it as an unhappy coincidence that, just a day before he tries to restore public confidence in Tuesday's State of the Union Address, lawyers in Houston begin jury selection in the trials against Enron executives Ken Lay and Peter Skilling.

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.