Morning Edition for February 23, 2011
Feb 23, 2011 — Colorado is one of many states looking to raid state employee pension plans to help bridge huge budget gaps.
Feb 23, 2011 — In Tennessee, Republicans control the legislatures and the governor's office. The GOP majority wants to strip all bargaining power from teachers unions.
Feb 23, 2011 — Sponsoring a NASCAR vehicle might actually get young people interested in joining the Army, says Frank Deford. However, singing the national anthem and spending money to have military jets fly over a sports stadium probably won't. So there's no need to continually give proof at games that our flag is still there.
Feb 23, 2011 — Few options are available for the 42,000 Pennsylvanians losing coverage by the end of the month. Their state-subsidized health plan is out of money, and new Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is terminating the program.
Feb 22, 2011 — "Once a regime is no longer able to frighten people — to terrorize them into passive submission — then that regime is in big trouble," says the scholar whose work helped guide the protesters. He's impressed by what Egypt's protesters accomplished.