Over and over, the Republican Party declares itself to be “the party of small government.” But which party is trying to use the powers of big federal government to tell the people and the states what they can and cannot do? You guessed it — it’s the Republican Party.
Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas […]
It’s now been 620 days since the petition to Pardon Edward Snowden met the required standard of the official White House petition website (100,000 signatures within 30 days) to obtain a response from the Obama administration. 620 days later, there has been no response to the petition from President Obama or anyone else in the […]
On the morning of February 27 2015, Newt Gingrich issued a call for questions at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) via the Twitter hashtag #CPACQ:
Neither he nor any of the CPAC leadership had bothered to check the #CPAC hashtag they’d started up the day before: people everywhere, not just conservatives, were asking […]
Ben Carson claims that homeschoolers perform best, and public school students do the worst. Let’s look at some research to see if his claims hold up to scrutiny. […]
Ieva Smidt, who has been working to help people give money to Jeb Bush, has complained that she has extensive experience in dealing with stupid people. […]
If throwing environmentalists under the bus worked for Obama, why won’t it work for Hillary Clinton? […]
I thought the Republican Party was supposed to be the party of small government.
Why, then, would Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa introduce H.R. 997?
H.R. 997 is a bill that imposes big government requirements on millions of people who work for the United States Goverment.
H.R. 997 is the Nanny State bill to […]
The staff of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor are tasked with investigating worker complaints to make sure that workers aren’t being abused by employers who exploit labor laws — by withholding pay, by refusing to grant overtime, by employing child labor, and otherwise exploiting people who are desperate for […]
S. 366, a bill introduced by Montana Senator Jon Tester, would require senators to file campaign finance reports electronically with the Federal Election Commission, not on paper with the Senate.
This may not sound like an important distinction, but the practical effect of the current system is to delay the processing of campaign contribution reports, […]
Although the DC beltway political corporation called The Can Kicks Back was funded by an elderly billionaire, it says it acts on behalf of the millenial generation of young people just getting their start in life.
Although The Can Kicks Back got started with an advisory board made up entirely of elderly rich white men, […]
Women have no right to control their own bodies.
Workers have no right to earn enough to live on.
Children have no right to eat.
Unprivileged citizens have no right to vote.
People of color have no right to organize.
Same-sex couples have no right to marry.
Those are the policy priorities of the right […]