October 27, 2014, 4:00am
America used to be a country that built for the future. Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for economic growth. Sometimes it provided incentives to the private … Read more »
October 25, 2014, 2:00am
Republican Officials in Texas Knew Voter ID Law Would Disenfranchise 500,000 Before Bill’s Passage
By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune
25 October 14
Republican state officials working to pass a voter photo ID law in 2011 knew that more than … Read more »
October 23, 2014, 3:00am
What Women Want
Women’s Issues Dominate 2014 Campaigns
Women are big this election season. No group is more courted. It’s great! The issues are important. Plus, we all enjoy the occasional pander.
Candidates are re-interpreting their old arguments in a … Read more »
October 21, 2014, 4:00am
http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/26507-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-6-page-dissent-of-the-texas-voter-id-law-decision… Read more »
October 19, 2014, 1:00am
http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/10/_40_000_voter_registration_applications_submitted_by_black_and_hispanic.html… Read more »
October 18, 2014, 4:00am
Bernie Sanders: Purchase of Election by Chevron Shows We Have ‘Oligarchy.’
By Jon Queally, Common Dreams
According to estimates, fossil fuel company is on track to spend $3 million in attempt to gain control of city council in Richmond, California… Read more »
October 17, 2014, 11:00am
More than 14 million Texans have registered to vote in the November elections, the secretary of state’s office announced Thursday, calling the number a record high.
The total marks an increase of 2.8 percent since the most recent presidential contest … Read more »
October 17, 2014, 11:00am
By Anastasia Pantsios, EcoWatch
The evidence linking fracking to earthquakes continues to pile up.
A study by seven researchers from California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and the UK, The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking, said “Unconventional … Read more »
October 17, 2014, 8:00am
By Ramsey Cox, The Hill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch are trying to buy the Senate.
“The Koch brothers are trying to buy the Senate,” Sanders said Wednesday. “This is not what democracy is … Read more »
October 15, 2014, 12:00pm
By Jim Vertuno, Associated Press
A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily reinstated Texas’ tough voter ID law, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout.
The ruling by a three-judge … Read more »