S. 2617 would devastate local economies across the United States, giving workers less money to spend at local businesses, resulting in fewer jobs on worse terms. Included here is a list of those US Senators who have signed their names in support of this ill-advised scheme. [...]
Yesterday, I wrote about the vote by 44 congressional Democrats, including the chair of the Democratic National Committee, to stop efforts to block funding for new American military involvement in war in Iraq. These Democrats voted to support efforts to get the USA involved in yet another Iraqi war.
However, these Democrats weren’t the only [...]
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…”
– First Amendment to the United States Constitution
The North Carolina Legislature’s Legislative Service Commission, controlled by Republicans, has hastily passed a new rule that prohibits North Carolina citizens from opening their mouths [...]
A twisted window onto Republican Party moral values was opened yesterday, as the two headlines appeared side by side in the Google News feed:
On the one hand we have Rep. Grimm Charged With Tax Fraud, Says He Won’t Quit, and on the other we have Kissing Congressman Won’t Seek Re-election.
Vance McAllister, Republican U.S. [...]
Yesterday, I received a New York Voter Exploratory Republican Presidential Preference Polling Ballot in the mail. Why would I receive a presidential preference poll from the Republicans, when I’ve never voted for a Republican in my life? I suppose the GOP data bots were programmed to note that I’m a political independent, and bring me [...]
“There isn’t a Republican party. I wish there were, I wish there was a Republican party. I wish there was one person we could sit across the table from and make a deal and make the compromise and know when you got up from the table that the deal was done.” — Vice President Joseph [...]
Republican politics demands that its followers accept scientifically untenable ideas, and most Republicans are willing to give in to that demand. [...]
What’s wrong with politics is that the American people, Republican and Democrat alike, are allowing themselves to be manipulated like Pavlov’s dogs. [...]
On Thursday September 19 2013, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 3102, a bill to push 3.8 million Americans into hunger, kicking them out of the food stamp program despite the fact that they are unemployed or underemployed. How much would the U.S. budget save by pushing 3.8 million [...]
15 Republicans crossed the aisle yesterday to vote in opposition that would take food assistance away from hungry Americans. [...]
On Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate voted to double undergraduate student loan interest rates from 3.4% to 6.8%, making it more difficult for people to lift themselves out of economic struggle by earning a college degree.
One of the transformations associated with earning a college degree is decreased dependence on government services like SNAP, the [...]