As our writer Jim has documented, the minimum wage in the United States has dropped over the last five years by 75 cents, while the wealth of corporations has skyrocketed, and chief executives are making hundreds of times more than their companies’ average workers are. The facts are plain: Companies are directing the wealth they […]
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein would have us miss this opportunity to lessen the war making of United States, because it is not a complete elimination of authorization for war. […]
The bill was written by Republicans, but it wasn’t just Republicans who voted for this anti-environment legislation. 29 Democrats joined the Republican Party to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline. […]
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, proposed a new amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
The constitutional amendment introduced through S.J. Res. 9 would allow the U.S. Congress to pass a budget with deficit spending only if the United States is at war.
The amendment is being […]
The legislation that Steve Scalise demands the Democrats allow to move forward would result in federal agents going across America, hunting down Hispanics that Steve Scalise and his racist allies find undesirable, breaking up families, and sending children out of the country. GOP leadership told us not to worry, but right now, before our eyes, Steve Scalise is promoting a NeoNazi vision for America. […]
Mike Honda, a Democrat representing the 17th district of California, has introduced H.R. 684 to the House of Representatives. The bill would declare the word “redskins” to be a disparaging term. Under a pre-existing law called the Lanham Act, a disparaging term cannot be trademarked.
This means that the management of the Washington Redskins could […]
Christian literalists warn to be on the lookout for anything that incorporates the number 666, because “666 is the number, or name, of the wild beast with seven heads and ten horns that comes out of the sea.” You may be thinking, “What beast with seven heads and ten horns that comes out of the […]
Today, I read the text of H.R. 489 for the first time. Its major action clause reads:
SEC. 2. REQUIRED REPORTING OF MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO ABORTION PROVIDERS.
(a) In General.–Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2015 and each fiscal year thereafter, each State that makes a Medicaid payment from […]
If Republicans want to force us to choose between protecting children in America and funding for some programs within the Department of Homeland Security, I say that we choose the children. […]
Yesterday, I noted that North Carolina Republican Representative Walter Jones had introduced legislation (H.R. 153) that would let churches start entering political campaigns without losing their special tax-exempt status. Jones terms it a “free speech” issue.
Today, I learned that Rep. Jones is a sponsor of legislation that would make it possible to toss protesters […]
The way the law is set up in the United States right now is clear: Churches and other non-profit organizations have the right to campaign for particular political candidates if they choose. They are perfectly free to do so. They just have to do one little thing if they want to start politicking: pay taxes […]