Morning Reads: ALEC Vs. The Environment; Open Carry Extremists Terrify Innocent Bystanders

Good morning — and happy Cinco de Mayo!
Morning Reads: ALEC Vs. The Environment; Open Carry Extremists Terrify Innocent Bystanders

Via Moyers & Company:

Good morning — and happy Cinco de Mayo! Many believe that this is a Mexican holiday that was imported to the US, but the truth is that it’s as all-American as the 4th of July. While some Mexicans in the state of Puebla commemorate the Mexican army’s rout of the French on this date in 1862, Californians of Mexican descent celebrated the defeat of the French, who backed the Confederacy, as a turning point in our own Civil War. 

Stat of the day: 13.4 percent — the share of Americans without health insurance according to Gallup. It’s the lowest number recorded by the organization since it be...

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