Julia Conley, staff writer
"The Senate's reckless decision to place Bernard 'Coal Bailout' McNamee on FERC is a major threat to the Commission's independence and integrity."


Declaring in the tradition of their ancestors, "We're gonna free ourselves," a coalition of 25 grassroots, black-led groups bought the freedom of about 60 black women jailed around the country for low-level offenses by raising $550,000 to pay their bail and bring them home for Mother's Day. The slogan for the campaign, aimed at an unjust bail system that punishes people, especially women of color, for being poor: "Money kept them in. Black love got them out."