Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Starting Five, 2/6/2014

Posted on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 8:56 AM

The Catholic Church has taken a more activist role in the immigration debate - which makes sense, given that the majority of Latino immigrants are Roman Catholic. Fran Quigley's done some fantastic work on the subject.

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Morality aside, we hear from a local professor who dug into the economic impact of HJR 3:

"New regression analysis from a local sociology prof suggests that the economic performance of Great Lakes states with statutes or constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage lags behind those without restrictions."

Check the data here - it runs counter to the claims of those who insist that HJR 3 wouldn't hurt job growth in the Hoosier. There are caveats: the numbers are still be analyzed by statisticians.

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Our old radio pal Darren McKee covers the Broncos for a Denver radio station. He also had the nads to ask Commissioner Roger Goddell if the Commish ever gets tested for weed.

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Lydia Lunch will be reading Burroughs tomorrow night in B-Town. Kyle Long interviewed Lunch, then mixed the interview with some key tracks from Lunch. The results are astounding.

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Our good friend (and former managing editor here at NUVO) penned some thoughts on sustainability and the Keystone XL Pipeline. Jim's always a thoughtful guy, and this piece is no exception.

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