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Year: 200815

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  • Henry Brown blames minorities for the banking crisis

    The New Southern Strategy
      Although last Wednesday's debate between Rep. Henry Brown (R-S.C.) and his Democratic challenger Linda Ketner lacked the sparks of their previous encounter, the face-off was notable for how Brown blamed poor minorities for the financial crisis. Straight outta the gate, the self-styled "workhorse" targeted the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 as the root of all evil. The best part of this white noise was that the old fart got the name of the law wrong.
  • Deregulation led to current bank collapse

    Fool Me Once
      I've been watching the current fiscal crisis affecting the American banking industry unwrap itself and the attendant ham-handed attempts by the White House to deal with it.
  • Henry Brown still doesn't get it

    The Absentee Workhorse
      Last week was not the best if your name happened to be Henry Brown (R-S.C.).
  • The conventions prove that women are the new black

    Sexism on a Stick!
      Remember how back in 1992, Bill Clinton ran for president and a slew of female candidates ran for seats in Congress? Remember how at the time some said that moment marked the political ascendancy of American women? Well, the girls are back, only this time it's with the sneer of a back-handed compliment.
  • Bush attacks abortion access

    A Guilty Conscience
      Buried under the avalanche of the will-she-or-won't-she news coverage about the Democratic and Republican party conventions was a Bush White House proposal concerning stronger employment protections for doctors and health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions due to religious or moral concerns.
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