The Nevada Progressive sat in on Rep. Joe Heck’s (R-NV3) social media ‘town hall’ and reports how the Congressman’s Tea Party Agenda is definitely showing. ICYMI: The Gleaner is promising more posts! Hurray! And this post is worth the click for wordsmithing excellence like describing Dean Heller as “Senator By Appointment Only.” Speaking of the Senator By Appointment Only, The Nevada View takes a look at the Slippery Solon’s outreach to Hispanic citizens and his actual voting record. The Nevada Rural Democratic Caucus blog itemizes the differences in the priorities of Our Senator By Appointment Only and his challenger, Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV1).
The Sin City Siren asks what word the Speaker of the Michigan House would substitute for “vagina?” Good question! Adalia Woodbury covers the Michigan protests at PoliticusUSA. GOP Stupidity has the video. Adriana Vasquez, a janitor for the JPMorganChase Tower in Houston, TX has a question for CEO Jamie Dimon - Why don’t you pay your employees a living wage? It would take Ms. Vasquez 2,500 years to earn what Mr. Dimon makes in one year. [Crooks & Liars] Speaking of Underpaid — what about food service workers? More at Obsidian Wings. And what’s not to love about Nuns On A Bus? (Video from Political Carnival)
What War on Women? Deep in the heartlessness of Texas, 50 votes in 10 years against health care for women. See the Burnt Orange Report.
Hey kids! Look at the Calendar — the lower student loan interest rate expires on June 30th. NRDC informs us that the average student indebtedness in Nevada is $16,662. For more information see the Obama campaign web page “Making College Affordable.” Don’t miss this one: “Disaster Capitalism, K-12 Education, and Corporate Takeovers of Progressive Organizations,” in Odd Times Signatures.
The economics corner: Is the German economy getting a little bubbly? Angry Bear takes a look at the construction industry. Clusterstock has two really interesting pieces — “How the London Whale Got Away With Murder” — and “Jamie Dimon Exposes a Huge Loophole…” Don’t miss the Economic History of the Last 2000 Years, from Atlantic, in four charts.
Bonus Chart for the Day: From The Gavel.