Busting economic myths
Long-term joblessness is up among all education levels.
ALEC’s “Rich States, Poor States” report is an enormous joke.
Key Quote: “Obviously ALEC is ranking states based on each state’s level of deregulation and awarding the most deregulated states, but the outcomes seem to have very little bearing in where companies actually want to launch and do business.
Lily Ledbetter says politicians who oppose paycheck fairness are “out of touch with reality.”
Prominent conservative: Women need to be paid less than men so they can find husbands.
More than one way to be a governor
Nevada’s Republican governor Brian Sandoval urges Speaker Boehner to pass unemployment insurance extension.
Mother Jones on New Mexico’s Gov. Martinez: “nasty, juvenile, vindictive…ignorant about basic policy issues.”
Organizing across the country
Postal workers fight against USPS-Staples partnership: “a big step toward privatization.”
Northwestern football union outcome could be unknown for months.
Baltimore hospital workers strike for more-than-poverty wages.
Retired municipal workers in Detroit reach deal on pensions.
Finally: How was your tax day?
Don’t let these zombie tax breaks come back to life.