Politicians can't promise to grow the economy and simultaneously limit access to abortion and birth control; economic health and reproductive health are linked.
Despite North Dakota's collapsing oil market, its state-owned bank continues to report record profits. California, with 50 times North Dakota's population, could follow that state's lead.
Jack A. Smith was editor of the Guardian -- for decades the nation's preeminent leftist newsweekly -- that closed shop in 1992. Smith now edits the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter.