Craig Jarvis of Raleigh’s News & Observer has an interesting (and infuriating) story this morning about the ongoing and downright ridiculous approach pursued by legislative leaders with respect to veto override votes.

It’s been so long since the 2011 session and even the January midnight madness session, that it’s easy to forget that these people are still claiming the authority to override vetoes issued by the Governor last summer — if and when they ever muster the votes.

This is, of course, outrageous. It’s Tom Delay/Scott Walker politics at its worst. Read More

Protests at Industry Fracking Conference

The Securities Exchange Commission, the New York State Attorney General and communities across the country have upped their scrutiny of the gas industry as appalling information rolls in about the human health and environmental dangers from land based drilling for gas and the tactics of the companies that drill. Read More