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As vuzvilla noted in a diary from earlier today Here's the problem with testing welfare recipients for drugs. It's expensive, inefficient, heartless, and probably unconstitutional. It also doesn'...
by OnlyWords
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 01:14 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
I Know, I know, too early in the morning for a math lesson. But this one is important. Vuzvilla and others have posted diaries about the brilliant republican plan to drug-test welfare recipients (...
by dark11star
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 05:18 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
News from the Plains: All this RED can make you BLUE Drug testing that's going to pot by Barry Friedman Here's the problem with testing welfare recipients for drugs. It's expensive, inefficient, ...
by vuzvilla
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 04:00 AM PDT with 60 Recommends
Oh, looky! A revival of the Republican story about how unemployed people are just unemployed because they're nasty drug addicts, so the United States doesn't have an unemployment problem, it has a ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 72 comments on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 08:30 AM PDT with 83 Recommends
It's Friday so it's time for another diary highlighting how awful Governor Tom Corbett (R. PA) is. Corbett's been having a pretty lousy week, especially with this news: http://www....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 02:29 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
While you were sleeping, a little under-the-radar legislating was going on: The House late Wednesday voted to give states the ...
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 100 comments on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 08:10 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
The title above might seem a bit obtuse to some since it's clear to most progressives that the GOP is already on the corporate dole and doesn't need any more funding. However, the funds in question ...
by Thisbe
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri May 31, 2013 at 08:55 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
I first wrote about our county school district's proposal to require suspicion-less drug testing of middle school and high school athletes in this May 6th diary . Since then, I have written a couple ...
by gestault
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon May 20, 2013 at 07:50 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Well, if you were hoping for an epic primary showdown between vulnerable incumbent Governor Tom Corbett (R. PA) and Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Caster (R. PA), I have some bad news for you:
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu May 09, 2013 at 12:16 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Something is happening here but [ I ] don't know what it is... Our rural county school district recently announced a new suspicionless random drug testing policy [pdf] for all high school and ...
by gestault
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:17 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Because the poor simply haven't been screwed over enough already, right? Photo by Anne C. Savage Cross-posted from Eclectablog . Two bills passed by the Michigan House of Representatives this ...
by Eclectablog
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:47 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Well, here's a sign that conservatives are afraid that Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D. PA-13) can beat incumbent Governor Tom Corbett (R. PA). Tie Schwartz to Dr. Kermit Gosnell: http://blogs....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri May 03, 2013 at 01:51 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Governor Tom Corbett (R. PA) has a great excuse for why unemployment is high in Pennsylvania: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/04/30/1939341/governor-poor-jobs-numbers-unemployed-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
standard when evaluating a neighborhood. IF the neighborhood accepts gay folks and pot smokers openly, you can be pretty sure I'll fit right in for a variety of reasons, including average ...
by Yonkers Boy
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 08:36 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
All it takes is an amoral ability to lie through your teeth with a willingness to fuck up innocent people's lives needlessly. This is a lengthy article at AlterNet, one of the Progessive sites on ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 70 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 05:37 AM PDT with 134 Recommends
A federal appeals court has upheld a district judge's October 2011 injunction suspending Florida's law forcing welfare applicants to take drug tests ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 65 comments on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 02:30 PM PST with 181 Recommends
Conservatives are again introducing legislation into three more states that would require recipients of Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (aka "welfare") to pass a ...
by TheCrank
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:09 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Not content to fade into obscurity after his failed presidential run, or being a general in the Conservative war against health care, Rick Perry is now advocating drug testing recipients of public ...
by Ticorules
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 04:34 PM PST with 66 Recommends
In yet another hair-brained idea, Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst came out pushing drug testing for individuals receiving any state money. Governor's Office: Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. ...
by DRo
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:46 AM PST with 15 Recommends
This line got a few hearty laughs among the six middle-aged white guys at the table next to me as I was enjoying breakfast at a local restaurant. Owners of local small service businesses, they were ...
by cassandracarolina
Comment Count 40 comments on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:06 AM PST with 33 Recommends