In no particular order, a few links:
Take a look at this very interesting article at Bacon’s Rebellion about the tension between conservation easements in Virginia and corporate efforts to push through pipeline and transmission line projects over the objections of landowners. One key point here is that these easements may mean less than landowners think. If so, we’ll see fewer of them.
Was Ohio’s Marijuana Vote Stolen? Hard to believe, but note the screenshots that show the “Yes” vote going down from almost a million votes with 39% of precincts reporting to a bit over 600 thousand with 45% in. This might be nothing more than mistaken labeling, but it bears watching given the importance of Ohio as a swing state in Presidential contests. If an anti-voting-rights Secretary of State is willing to fix a corporate pot referendum he’s certain to make sure his party wins Ohio’s electoral votes.
I’ve written about the silliness of the “Pick-Up Artist” community before, but this is just too much. This guy is a very special kind of…uninformed. H/T Lawyers, Guns and Money and We Hunted the Mammoth.
At The Federalist (America’s Most Poorly Named Web Magazine), G. W. Thielman tells conservatives how to fix their “Single Woman Problem.” His recommendations? Help single mothers through charities and tell them stories about villainous government authorities. Or, conservatives could stop calling them sluts because they want reproductive health care.