The state of Texas is a gargantuan right-wing policy laboratory, spewing noxious governing ideas across the country just like our refineries pollute the air. We’ve had a Republican governor since 1995 and the Republicans have controlled the both houses of our state legislature for the past decade — and recently won a super-majority in the House. The result? One of the highest poverty rates in the United States to go with a massive budget deficit.
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday August 17, 2010 6:00 am|
For some unknown reason, the NYT prints on its front page a confusing column by Floyd Norris, who seems surprised, shocked that interest rates are at record low levels when everyone the Times normally cites/quotes predicted just the opposite.
|By: twolf1 Friday August 6, 2010 5:00 am|
A brief look at the news on the morning of August 6th, 2010.