Across the United States, tampons and other feminine hygiene products are being taxed as luxury items, an entirely appropriate idea when you consider what a luxury having your period is.
Is Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about to be impeached on grounds of loopiness, obnoxiousness and a bad haircut? It is unclear to me what else Blagojevich has done that a duly constituted jury would find illegal.
The governor is playing Chicago-style hardball at the highest level. His opponents need to reply in kind.
Is Jerry Brown just doing his job, or is he trying to be all things to all Californians? The attorney general said in a statement that the state's high court should review the recently passed gay marriage ban, but until then, " The public interest would be better served by allowing Proposition 8 to remain in effect ".
In post-Nixonian American politics, you're nobody unless you're associated with a scandal replete with shadowy intrigue and danger and commonly referred to in the press with the suffix -gate. Good thing John McCain's VP pick, Sarah Palin, comes equipped with her own: Troopergate.
Florida has dropped plans to hold a revote because, in the words of the state party chair: "The consensus is clear: Florida doesn't want to vote again." That's a setback for Hillary Clinton, who probably would have picked up delegates in the Sunshine State. Another revote proposal is stalling in Michigan, the other state with a disputed delegation.
A California senator is working to push a bill through the state's legislative channels that would make global warming a required study topic in California public schools, but detractors maintain that the science behind Sen. Joe Simitian's proposed academic addition is unclear.
Both houses of New Jersey's Legislature have approved the creation of civil unions, granting the protections of marriage to gay couples as required by a recent court ruling. The governor has said he will sign the bill, making New Jersey the third state to adopt civil unions.