Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday's Daily Brief

Friday, March 2, 2012
Maryland Gay Marriage Legislation Signed Into Law By Governor Martin O'Malley
Rush Limbaugh: I'll Buy Georgetown Women 'As Much Aspirin To Put Between Their Knees As They Want'
Rumors Of Execution Style Killings In Syria's Homs
Banks Are Still Trying To Charge You Those Pesky Fees
NASA Space Station Codes Were On Stolen Laptop
Robert Reich: Bye Bye American Pie: The Challenge of the Productivity Revolution
Here's the good news. The economic pie is growing again. Growth in the 4th quarter last year hit 3 percent on an annualized rate. That's respectable. But here's the bad news: The share of that growth going to American workers is at a record low.
Jared Bernstein: Inequality, Poverty, and Why We're Definitely Not Broke
We may well be unwilling to raise the revenue we need to fight poverty, invest in poor kids, fix up our infrastructure, push back on climate change, and ensure secure retirements for our elderly. But it won't be because we're broke.
Gov. Martin O\'Malley: Dignity: Why I Signed Same-Sex Marriage into Maryland Law
Yesterday was a day for Maryland's children. It was a day for human dignity. After years of hard work, we signed a bill into law that protects individual civil marriage rights and religious freedom equally.
Molly Shapiro: Dating After Divorce: Why I'm Never Remarrying
Many divorced people forget the fragility of marital bliss and remarry with the same certainty and optimism they had the first time. I didn't want to forget, and my decision not to remarry was my way of ensuring I never would.
Alain de Botton: 5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use
In a world beset by fundamentalists of believing and secular varieties, it must be possible to balance a rejection of religious faith with a selective reverence for religious rituals and concepts.

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