Under United States law, states aren’t in charge of immigration; such matters are part the federal government’s jurisdiction. Indeed, Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution not only declares that it is the role of the U.S. Congress to “provide for the common Defence and
With the introduction of S. Amdt. 2899, Rand Paul has shown himself to be well within the fearmongering mainstream of the Republican Party. Senator Paul is happy to join in the ranting and raving against refugees pursued by politicians like Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Donald Trump, because he’s seen that making refugees into objects of fear has been a successful strategy of self-promotion for his opponents.
In Paris this week, political leaders from around the world are meeting to try to work out a deal to reduce the growth in greenhouse gas emissions. This year is set to be the hottest year ever recorded on Earth, and projections by scientists of
For decades now, nearly all federal campaign finance reports have been filed electronically so we can find out as soon as possible who’s been getting funded by whom. I say “nearly all” because there’s a lone holdout: the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate allows
60 Senators Act to Keep Americans in the Dark About their Campaigns’ Contributors (Just Long Enough)
The filing of campaign finance reports electronically instead of on paper may not seem like a big deal. Who cares about the format, as long as information is made available, right? If you care about the influence of big money contributors on national politics, you
Number of search results for bills before Congress and the state legislatures in 2015 featuring the word “Bible”: 267 Number of search results for bills before Congress and the state legislatures in 2015 featuring the word “Koran”: 2 Number of search results for bills before Congress and the state legislatures in
Congress Reauthorizes Program That Provides Federal Funds For Schools That Discriminate On The Basis Of Religion
Republicans claim to object to abuse of Big Government power. Nonetheless, all but 8 of them voted in favor of this bill to allow religious groups to run roughshod over students’ First Amendment rights.
Text of H.Res. 399, introduced by Rep. Walter Jones (NC): Text of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: Whereas the United States of America was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, and even today many Americans believe that our strength comes from these principles; Whereas
Radicalism can be an ugly thing or a beautiful thing, depending on its content, but whatever it is, it isn’t the business of anyone in the federal government.
There are many right-wing Christian thinkers in America who support the Republican congressional bills S. 1598 and H.R. 2802, which would allow a government worker to use the power of his or her office to withhold services and legal rights from people, so long as the government worker proclaims
Congressional Bill Creates Special Right to Break the Law and Persecute Others, Only for those with Right-Wing Religion
60% of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 69% of the Republican members of the U.S. Senate are acting to narrowly protect people who use hold religious beliefs and use a combination of those religious beliefs and their government positions to