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Coal Sludge Pollutes Southern Rivers

One week ago, coal sludge surged into North Carolina riverways, filling the waters with deadly toxins. Yesterday, it happened again. West Virginia, which has already suffered massive water pollution at the hands of fossil fuel energy producers, witnessed the release of 100,000 gallons of coal sludge into what has become a six-mile long spill.

The [...]

Kay Hagan Lets Nicaragua Wear The Pants

If it wasn’t for politicians like Kay Hagan, we would have more all-American clothing companies, and more clothing companies offering more made-in-the-USA clothes. [...]

Is Your Member of Congress Rewarding Corporations that Move Production Out of the U.S.?

As years pass, corporations have been cutting more and more manufacturing jobs in America and shipping those jobs halfway around the world to factories in Asia, which then ship their products back to the United States for sale. There’s nothing wrong in the abstract with people in Asia having jobs — it’s when we get [...]

Poverty Higher In States That Ban Atheists From Public Office

States that prohibit atheists from holding public office have a higher average rate of poverty (15.4%) than states that allow atheists to hold public office (13.1%). [...]

North Carolina Truth: you can marry your Cousin in Charlotte but not your Partner in Pinehurst

After North Carolina voters turned out to reject equal rights for gay and lesbian couples this week, I thought this report from Politicol was just too outrageous to be true:

North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage but You Can Marry Your First Cousin

In an outrageous attempt to regulate religious views, the state of North Carolina [...]

Obama Now Has The Right Position, But Won’t DO Anything With It

President Obama now says that he personally supports same-sex marriage, but intends to do nothing to stop states like North Carolina from prohibiting same-sex marriage. Like Abraham Lincoln before him, he is allowing Southern bigots to trample the authority of the national Constitution. We all know how well that strategy worked out. [...]

North Carolina’s Ban On Equal Marriage Invites Mockery Of The South

Southerners don’t like to be made fun of for their nasty little regional culture, but then they go ahead and confirm the worst ideas that people have about them, engaging in loud public acts of cruel stupidity. A case in point is North Carolina’s passage yesterday of a state constitutional ban on marriage equality. [...]

The Bigotry That Billy Graham and Barack Obama Share

I suddenly remembered that Barack Obama had met with Billy Graham. How can Barack Obama reconcile Billy Graham’s opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians when Obama believes… and that’s where the thought fizzled out. Barack Obama, of course, has expressed opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians himself. [...]

NC Coalition Calls Protest at Bank of America Shareholders Meeting in Charlotte May 9

The North Carolina Coalition Against Corporate Power has put out the call for Americans upset at the practices of Bank of America to mount a protest during its annual shareholders meeting, culminating in Charlotte NC on May 9:

Homeowners, students, immigrants, environmentalists, workers, women’s groups, peace activists and more will be in Charlotte, bringing [...]

Three Times Now: Richard Burr rejects NC invitations, parties with DC lobbyists

In August of 2009, Senator Richard Burr said he didn’t have the time to attend a civic forum in his home state of North Carolina; he declined the invitation. But Burr did have time to attend a party thrown in his honor by DC Beltway lobbyists for the financial services industry. Many checks to Burr [...]

Why Do Christian Fundamentalists Need To Run For Congress To Create Government Under God?

Aspiring theocrats like Darrell Day actually don’t believe in the God they keep on preaching about. What they believe in is the power of government, which is why they pursue it so fervently. [...]