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It Turns Out Jeb Bush Is Just As Stupid And Crazy As His Brother

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 Republican alternative to Trump, but Bush’s comments about his brother’s […]

Congressional Prayer Caucus Insists on Christian-Centered America, Ignores Christian Principles in H.R. 1565

Number of Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus:

90.

Symbolic Resolution Promoted by the of the Congressional Prayer Caucus:

“Members of the Prayer Caucus supported H.Res.847, which recognized the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world, expressed continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide, and acknowledged the international […]

How To Support The Lawrence Lessig For President Campaign

Lawrence Lessig’s defacto political message is that whenever you want to accomplish something, you should pursue its opposite. So, if you want to support the Lawrence Lessig for President campaign, you should do so by withholding support for the Lawrence Lessig for President campaign. […]

Web Comparison: Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton on Racism

Number of unique web pages at the campaign website berniesanders.com discussing racism: 16 Number of unique web pages at the campaign website hillaryclinton.com discussing racism: 4

Number of web pages at berniesanders.com that make the subject of racism the centerpiece: 3 (link | link | link) Number of web pages at hillaryclinton.com that make the […]

Guess: in the past decade, has the Congressional Prayer Caucus grown or shrunk?

The Congressional Prayer Caucus is a group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who are interested in maintaining government sponsorship of religious prayer, and who are organized to “use the legislative process – both through sponsorship of affirmative legislation and through opposition to detrimental legislation – to assist the nation […]

Corporate Insider Exposes Opponents of CEO Pay Disclosure as “Petty Guardians of Self-Interest”

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally — after a five year delay — allowed the implementation of a 2010 federal law requiring America’s largest publicly-chartered corporations to disclose the ratio of the pay of their CEOs to the pay of their average workers. Due to further SEC intransigence, the won’t actually see […]

Why the overdue SEC rule will underestimate the gap between CEO and worker pay

In 2010 — five years ago — the U.S. Congress passed into law a requirement that publicly-traded corporations must publicly reveal the gap between the pay for their CEOs and the pay for the rest of their employees. It wasn’t until yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission finally followed the law and enacted a […]

Donald Trump Brags That He Has The Endorsement Of America’s Most Apathetic Citizen

Donald Trump is bragging about the endorsement of a citizen who has been too lazy to vote for over 70 years. […]

Our Quest For Solid Ideas Visits Donald Trump’s Nearly Policy-Free Time At the Family Leadership Summit

Donald Trump admitted that he has been bribing politicians, giving substantial financial contributions to their campaigns with the understanding that, in return, he would be given control over their actions as elected officials. […]

766 Belated Days Later, the Obama Administration Responds: No Pardon for Edward Snowden

On Tuesday, July 28 2015 — two years, one month and six days after it reached the threshold triggering a required response — the presidential administration of Barack Obama has finally responded to a petition calling for the pardon of surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden, you may recall, released information that has documented the federal […]

Republicans Seek To Add New Step To The Bureaucracy Of Federal Government

Republican politicians are fond of complaining about the many layers of bureaucracy in the federal government. There is so much red tape and bloat on the process, they say, that it’s impossible to get anything done.

As much as they complain, though, what have Republicans in Congress done to actually make the federal government run […]