NRA Task Force Recommends Training School Personnel Who Want To Be Armed
What are the states doing about gun control?
Quietly and behind the scenes, gun research and regulation has been stymied
Background Checks Are Still Stumbling Block in Gun Law Overhaul
NRA’s School Security Plan Cites Phony Shooting
The gun lobby’s report on safeguarding America’s school kids cites a terrible massacre—that didn’t actually happen.
Marian Wright Edelman: What the NRA Doesn’t Want You to Know
Crazy Gun-Toting Insurrectionists
A Gun In Every Home? Nelson, Georgia Residents Debate New Law Mandating Forced Ownership of Firearms
Educators begin surrendering in alleged Atlanta cheating scandal
Outsiders Should Evaluate Teachers as Well as Students
❖ GOPers in ND, AR and TX are “pushing bills that would defund comprehensive sex education programs for at-risk teenagers.” Don’t want to jeopardize our claim to having the “highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world.”
❖ NC GOPers now want to further relax requirements for charter schools (which are already “very relaxed” when compared to those for public schools).
Investments in Education May Be Misdirected
Abortion clinic to open in Wichita, the first in four years
Trans-Pacific Partnership Targets Internet And Labor Rights
Can Worker-Owners Make a Big Factory Run?
Whistle-Blowers Tell Stories of Fear and Vindication
Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody
New York needs the NYPD to stop stop-and-frisk – and stop it now …. This discriminatory police tactic is costing us dear, both in tax dollars and community relations. New Yorkers want rid of it
Suddenly, NYPD doesn’t love surveillance anymore — Law enforcement agencies monitor our most basic acts. But try assigning them a watchdog and they resist with fury
Wonkbook: Gay marriage hasn’t won, but its opponents have lost.
The Koch Bros., ALEC and the Power of the State
❖ GOPers’ anti-labor temper tantrum continues in MI: they want to repeal a 1965 law guaranteeing “workers on state and public school projects are not paid below the prevailing hourly rate or benefits for construction projects” in local communities.
GAO report: Observations on Lobbyists’ Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
As Obama begins fundraising swing, campaign finance watchdogs growl
Democrats fear Obama group will siphon money from them
Rand Paul-backed group attacks Republicans
Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party favorite and possible 2016 presidential candidate, is raising money for a conservative gun rights group that’s targeting fellow Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Efforts in Hawaii to pass a public financing upgrade, featuring quotes from Voter-Owned Hawaii’s Kory Payne and stare Reps. Della Au Belatti and Karl Rhoads. Belatti: “It’s a good way to amplify the smaller donors’ voice and it requires candidates to really, kind of, get into the community and connect with the voters.”
Felony Charges Dropped Against Colin Small, Republican Accused Of Destroying Voter Registration Forms
Can Obama’s new panel defuse the voting wars?
WaPo editorial: Open Justice Department’s legal interpretations to the public
Drone Legislation: What’s Being Proposed in the States?
An Urgent Proposal to Protect People From Domestic Drones
A rare Republican, Sen. Collins remains optimistic
“They don’t tolerate dissent within the party,” Snowe, who retired out of frustration last year, said in an interview with the AP. “That’s why they find themselves in trouble.”
“Good governance requires political leaders who are prepared to threaten the interests of their own class”: The African Century The unlucky continent finally seems to be on a real path to growth, but is democracy essential to sustain Africa’s rise?
Liz Cheney Is Even More Bonkers Than We Suspected