Army Corps of Engineers’ Purposeful Levee Breach Saving Cairo, Illinois

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 7:55 am

I thought the really false note in Obama’s remarks on the killing of bin Laden was the part at the end where he tried to connect the incident to the spirit of possibility in America. As I said yesterday, I hope we can set our sights higher in the future for doing anything the country [...]

Missouri Right-to-Work Bill Fails

By: Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:17 pm

All of the anti-union actions happening throughout the country are basically rear-guard actions, fighting to defend turf rather than expand it. But the Wisconsin battle definitely changed the tenor of these fights. The public has a newfound appreciation for workers’ rights and collective bargaining, right-wing governors who pushed these plans are becoming horribly unpopular along [...]

Missouri Mandate-Nullifying Ballot Initiative Is Non-Binding

By: Tuesday August 3, 2010 11:23 am

A few weeks ago, we saw Louisiana’s Governor, Bobby Jindal, sign a fake law. The law presumably made it illegal for the federal government to force citizens of the state to carry health insurance, but added this provision: C. No provision in this Section shall be interpreted or held to supercede any provision of the [...]

Tennessee, Missouri Begin To Ban Abortion Coverage in the Exchanges

By: Tuesday April 6, 2010 10:16 am

Those fighting against the Stupak amendment in the Affordable Care Act in favor of the Nelson amendment left aside the fact that Nelson’s amendment left open the possibility for states to opt out of abortion coverage in the exchanges and impose a Stupak-like ban. It just moved the fight over abortion to the states. With [...]

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