In 2009, Republican Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas first introduced the Congressional Hope for Uniform Recognition of Christian Heritage Act, also known as the CHURCH Act. If passed, the CHURCH Act would have: Rejected the separation of church and state; Mandated the erection of a
I suppose we should offer up some kind of thanks to Jeb Bush, for reminding us that no, Donald Trump really isn’t much of an outlier in the Republican Party. Some people might have been tempted to think of John Ellis Bush as the reasonable
This month, the number of members of Congress supporting a constitutional amendment to ban the burning of American flags as an act of political protest rises to 29. The following are sponsors or cosponsors of the bill, H.J. Res. 9: Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]
Yesterday, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that a bakery in Gresham, Oregon must pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. You can read the ruling for yourself right here. Some salient facts: Gresham, Oregon is a
Mike Huckabee isn’t just on the wrong side of history. He lacks the basic intelligence to distinguish history from his small-minded fantasies of right wing Christian theocracy.
The Supreme Court of the United States has announced this morning a decision that homosexual couples must have the same legal access to marriage as heterosexuals do. Same-sex marriage is now legal across the United States. The name of the case is Obgerfell et. al
The names of the 21 U.S. Senators who voted in favor of torture by the American government on June 16, 2015.
House Democrats Fail To Block Amendment Banning License Plate Surveillance Cameras By Department of Transportation
Why are so many congressional Democrats consistently opposed to legislation that would protect Americans from unconstitutional search and seizure by automatic license plate readers, and why do most congressional Republicans support the legislation, when they have demonstrated such strong contempt for constitutional rights in other occasions?
Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee made it plain that he intends to push for a return to respect for the Bill of Rights, including a pardon for Edward Snowden.
The House has passed an amendment that bans the Department of Justice from approaching technology companies and forcing them, or even requesting to, install backdoor evasions of encryption software.
Last night, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the USA Freedom Act, blocking any amendments that could have reformed the bill to provide greater protections from electronic surveillance. The legislation is in accord with the version passed in the House, so it is virtually guaranteed