TGIF indeed. With the start this year’s General Assembly is off to, sane people are going to need all of the breaks they can get.
Speaking of far right true believers being unable to stop themselves, check out this story about new GOP anti-choice legislation that would redefine rape in order to prevent victims of “mere” statutory rape and situations in which victims were drugged and raped from receiving Medicaid funded abortions.
And speaking of the anti-reproductive freedom crowd, sponsors of the new states’ rights health care bill advancing in the North Carolina House made sure to include a provision that makes clear that the “health care freedom” they’re so passionate about doesn’t apply to young women who might want to avoid becoming parents prior to the age of 18.
James Protzman at Blue NC has a good post/link on calls for Clarence Thomas to resign in light of his remarkable ethics laps. And the Chair of NC Common Cause, Larry King has a great letter to the News & Observer on the same subject.
And on the this weekend’s News & Views, Chris Fitzsimon is joined by Congressman David Price, NC State Board of Education chair Dr. Bill Harrison, and labor analyst John Quinterno. News & Views can be heard locally on WRAL-FM Sunday morning’s from 7:30am-8:00am. Interviews are also archived and streamed from the NC Policy Watch website.
Enjoy the beautiful weekend, folks!