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So Far, Privacy Caucus and Progressive Caucus Neglect Protection from Drones

Two congressional caucuses declare their interest in protecting Americans’ freedom from privacy invasions and liberty violations.

Bipartisan Privacy Caucus:

“The Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus was designed to educate Members of Congress and their staff on matter of indiviual privacy, to provide a forum for the discussion of these issues, and to serve as a legislative [...]

Pindecision

A snapshot of a friend’s Pinterest board, exhibiting words of wisdom:

I am special! I am striving to become better than ever! I am wonderful just the way I am! I am searching for whatever words make me feel justified in this moment!

Spruce, Blue

The Play It Safe Climate Caucus

If Henry Waxman, Doris Matsui and the rest of the Congressional Climate Fan Club truly believe that the time for action is now, then all they have to do is introduce a copy of the legislation already written by Boxer and Sanders. That’s it – not much work involved. [...]

What Else Doesn't Make Any Sense?

Da da, dada? Et tu?

What Is Discrimination Against The Unborn On The Basis Of Race?

In the U.S. House of Representatives last week, Congressman Trent Franks and a long list of Republican cosponsors introduced H.R. 447, “A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.”

Discrimination on the basis of race against anybody sounds [...]

Earl Blumenauer Outlines Climate Plan

This week in Congress, while President Obama and Senate Democrats gave general statements deferring vague ideas of action to address the climate crisis, Representative Earl Blumenauer outlined a specific plan:

“Congress and the administration should begin serious conversation about a broad-based carbon tax. This would give the right signals on energy sources and use. It [...]

The Disclaimer For Monday

Mrs. Jesus

What does it matter if the “fragment” actually comes from where it was initially said to have come from? Would that make it any more fake than the New Testament? [...]

Sinking Under The Weight Of Noah’s Stones

She thinks the stones are six thousand years old. She doesn’t know the word “fossils”. She calls them “Noah Stones” instead. [...]

Juntos Somos 99%: Ocupa Rio Protest June 20-22

Marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations “Earth Summit” on global development, the international Occupy movement is calling for protesters to gather in Rio de Janeiro from June 20-22 to stage social movement pressure on the invitation-only participants in Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Countering last year’s (fair) criticism of [...]