Today's post is going to be short if not sweet. Please take a few minutes today to call your senators and congressional representatives and urge them to act now to extend unemployment insurance.
As I noted yesterday, if this doesn't happen in the lame duck session of Congress it may not happen at all, which will mean more misery for millions of Americans still stranded in the wake of the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
Here's a toll-free number courtesy of the WV AFLCIO:
and here's another supplied by US Action:
THE PEOPLE SAY "AMEN!" A brand new public opinion poll shows massive support for maintaining unemployment insurance.
SPINE OR NO SPINE? Time (but not a lot of it) will tell for the lame duck congress.
ONCE UPON A TIME, political leaders used to think big about creating full employment.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, Americans believe some weird things.
DON'T DRINK THE WATER. Hundreds of residents of southern WV headed to Charleston for mediation in a lawsuit against Massey Energy over contaminated water from coal slurry injections.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED