Do you believe that workers who make materials for the U.S. Government should work under the following conditions?
(i) the right of association; (ii) the right to organize and bargain collectively; (iii) a prohibition on the use of any form of forced or compulsory labor; (iv) a prohibition on discrimination which has the effect of [...]
Why did Democratic Representative Jason Altmire demand this week that his party champion tax cuts for the rich?
Follow the money:
(Sources: FEC, That’s My Congress)
The 31 Democrats who just demanded that the rich get a tax cut are an interesting bunch. Consider their latest fundraisers. How much does it cost to get in?
If you want to get close to Jason Altmire, try paying $5,000 to “Host” one of the breakfasts he likes to hold at a DC wine [...]
Hey, lobbyists! Congressman Charles Boustany would like you to know that if you visit him at the Loews Hotel in downtown New Orleans this weekend and write out a check to him (care of the Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism) for $5,000, you get the special complimentary package.
My guess is that the package [...]
It is striking to see 31 tin-ear Democrats demand tax cuts for the rich during a very nasty recession in which rich Americans are seeing their income go up and everyone else is seeing their income go down. But the list of people who wouldn’t sign their names to that demand is striking, too.
American Christian conservatives have a bizarre fantasy driving their zeal to ban the building of mosques in America, a fantasy that involves a group making up only 0.6% of the adult U.S. population somehow stacking the Supreme Court, state legislatures and the U.S. Congress with so many Muslim politicians that the government will be able [...]
Back in March of this year, articles at Irregular Times and That’s My Congress assessed the progressive record of members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. We were surprised to find that fewer than half of the more than 70 CPC members had acted progressively in regard to so much as half of the slate of [...]
This week, Rep. André Carson of Indiana added his name to the growing list of members of the House of Representatives who formally support H.R. 104, John Conyers’ bill to establish an independent investigative commission, complete with subpoena power, to look into the torture, extraordinary rendition and surveillance without warrants that took place during the [...]
Search Representative Mary Jo Kilroy’s House website for references to “jobs,” and you’ll find 54 web pages. Search Rep. Kilroy’s House website for references to “FISA,” and you’ll find nothing. When I asked candidate Kilroy last summer for her position on the FISA Amendments Act, she said she had no position.
That’s odd, considering what [...]