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Guess: How Many Members of Congress Support Darwin Day?

There are 435 members of the House of Representatives.

Guess how many of them supported a bill to recognize February 12 as Darwin Day in honor of Charles Darwin and evolutionary biology?

Now look and see.

How close did you get?

Ted Cruz Seeks To Establish Jim Crow Marriage System

In the 20th century, the South, desperate to preserve its system of racist social hierarchy, set up Jim Crow laws at the state level, creating explicit legal discrimination on the basis of ethnic identity across the region. The rights that many Americans enjoyed in the North and West were taken away from them when they [...]

How Dare The President Call The Law The Law?

You know a speech will be a peach when a member of Congress puts a title like “Shame On You” in the Congressional Record. That’s what U.S. Representative Louis Gohmert did yesterday, when he stood up and gave a little rant, opening up with the complaint, “Mr. Speaker, today, once again, the President has unilaterally, [...]

Ending Charity For The NFL

However, even apart from their member teams, players, and other subsidiaries, these professional sports leagues have annual receipts of 1.7 billion dollars. The purpose of these sports leagues is not charitable. Yet, the NFL and other professional sports leagues claim tax exempt status as non-profit organizations. [...]

Bernie Sanders Moves To Stop Employment Discrimination Against The Unemployed

One of the most memorable things for me about the story Howard’s End (other than the visual of walking through the night to arrive in a field of wildflowers at dawn) is the vivid portrayal of a worker’s professional downfall. The character leaves one job because of bad advice from a One Percenter, and then [...]

Avg. Net Worth of Senators Voting to Cancel Unemployment Insurance: $6.98 Million

Last week, 45 U.S. Senators banded together to halt unemployment insurance for 1.5 million out-of-work Americans.

The average estimated net worth of those 45 Senators is $6.98 million.

The full list:

Senator Voting Against Unemployment Insurance Senator’s Estimated Net Worth Risch (R-ID) $ 53,517,527.00 Corker (R-TN) $ 49,114,509.00 Hoeven (R-ND) $ 37,115,538.00 Johnson (R-WI) $ [...]

Bipartisan Congressional Group Seeks Accountability From Big Brother Spending

This Friday, President Barack Obama is scheduled to release some reforms to the unconstitutional, authoritarian electronic spying network operated through the military’s National Security Agency. Personally, I’m not expecting much from Obama, and regardless of what he says, he’s lost my trust on this issue. Obama has spent every year of his presidency so far [...]

Can We Repeal The Mistake That Led Us Into Iraq?

It’s been over 11 years since the President of the United States has had congressional authorization to go to war in Iraq. We’re told that the war in Iraq is over. However, the authorization to send American soldiers into Iraq is still in effect, and could be used to justify a military return to the [...]

Bill In Congress Seeks To Create Marriage Inequality Across America

Dismantling constitutional rights that protect all Americans endangers the rights of all – not just the particular group of people who Randy Weber and his allies seek to target. Congressman Weber isn’t perceptive enough to grasp that concept, however. [...]

Kay Hagan Lets Nicaragua Wear The Pants

If it wasn’t for politicians like Kay Hagan, we would have more all-American clothing companies, and more clothing companies offering more made-in-the-USA clothes. [...]

Senators Helping Neglected Football

Banking

Housing

Urban Affairs

Most people agree that these are important matters, and see that the work of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs has a lot of work to do.

Senator Rob Portman is asking the committee to put this work aside, however, in order to consider other important legislation: S. [...]