For this weekend’s reading list we have articles on marriage equality and President Obama, an essay about how immigration can help reinvigorate Detroit, the story of a man recently freed from death row, a book review about how taxpayer bailouts of the financial sector keep getting bigger, and an analysis of how successful states are in providing educational opportunity to low-income students.
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Obama and Gay Marriage: Runaway Bride? – An argument that while President Obama should now stand up in support of marriage equality, there were important strategic reasons why he did not do so previously. Winning Progressive’s letter urging President Obama to publicly support marriage equality is here.
Immigrants Add Luster to Metro Detroit - an essay by Steve Tobocman in the Detroit News echoing Winning Progressive’s view that increased immigration could be an important tool for reinvigorating Detroit
The Case of Cory Maye - The account of an African American resident of Mississippi who was sentenced to death row for shooting a white police officer after a large number of police officers mistakenly raided Mr. Maye’s house in the middle of the night. Mr. Mayes’ death sentence was recently vacated and he is now returning home.
The Busts Keep Getting Bigger: Why? – a review by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells of the Age of Greed, by Jeff Madrick, which discusses the history of federal taxpayer bailouts of Wall Street, where the collapses keep getting more dire and the bailouts keep getting bigger
Some States Still Leave Low-Income Students Behind; Others Make Surprising Gains - a ProPublica report on how Florida has done a good job of extending educational opportunity to low-income students, while states such as Kansas, Maryland, and Oklahoma have not