Detroit Metro Times Politics after SandyDetroit Metro TimesHe finally managed to get both houses to pass a bill earlier this year that provides compensation and other benefits for those who have spent years in jail for crimes they didn’t commit. Though mostly liberal himself, he has made a habit... Read more
Casper Star-Tribune Online 307 Politics: Is the Legislature ever going to decide anything about taxes?Casper Star-Tribune OnlineSen. R. Ray Peterson, co-chair of the Interim Joint Revenue Committee, which last week put off decisions on a number of taxes until January. Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print;... Read more
Psychology Today (blog) Arguing Politics with Friends? One Word Makes a DifferencePsychology Today (blog)A politically involved woman I know surprised me recently when she said that she had banned politics from her conversations with friends and family. “It’s just too stressful,” she said. “If we’re on the same page,... Read more
New York Times Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden FallNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Al Franken walked onto the Senate floor just before noon Thursday and anxiously scanned the spectator galleries above to find his family. He wanted to make sure they were there in what was going to... Read more
The Atlantic The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Checks and BalancesThe AtlanticMichigan Representative John Conyers announced that he will retire on Tuesday, amid allegations of sexual harassment from former aides. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an … Read more… Read more
In Politics, Decisions On Sexual Harassment Allegations A Slow ProcessNPRJustice has been swift for some of the men accused of sexual harassment in media and entertainment. But in politics the consequences haven’t been as swift or decisive. The biggest reason: democracy. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Sign Up for the... Read more
WNYC This Week in Politics: A Very Jersey Transfer of PowerWNYCNew Jersey is preparing for a major transition from two-term Republican governor, Chris Christie to incoming Democrat, Phil Murphy. This week, Murphy required all the people volunteering on his transition committees to sign non-disclosure agreements … and more » Read... Read more
New York Times Politics in the Subways: Great When It Works, a Mess When It Doesn’tNew York TimesOne of its ideas is to break up the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or at least farm out its work to new public bodies, in order to protect transit operations from changes in... Read more
Chicago Tribune Gutierrez tries to anoint Garcia successor in Chicago politics shake-upChicago TribuneWhile word trickled out Monday night about the political shake-up, the big question heading into Tuesday was why Gutierrez was hanging it up. The nearly 64-year-old Democratic oratorical firebrand has made a national and international name for... Read more Puerto Ricans could transform Florida politics, and parties are taking noticeNBCNews.comStarting a new job and rebuilding her life, along with her husband and 6-month-old daughter, has left little time to focus on politics. But she is taking note of one aspect of the political landscape. “I have noticed... Read more