Mike Honda, a Democrat representing the 17th district of California, has introduced H.R. 684 to the House of Representatives. The bill would declare the word “redskins” to be a disparaging term. Under a pre-existing law called the Lanham Act, a disparaging term cannot be trademarked.
This means that the management of the Washington Redskins could […]
Before they vote on Election Day, Bob Goodlatte’s constituents need to ask themselves why their U.S. Representative opposed anti-torture legislation, and whether they are willing to endorse that action. […]
“We are at war with ISIL.”
This declaration was made at the end of last week by the top spokesman for President Barack Obama, Press Secretary Josh Earnest, and was repeated by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.
They are powerful people, who speak for the President of the United States, but who are they to declare […]
Any effective Democratic Party strategy has to include a means of differentiating itself from the Republican Party. There are only two substantial political parties of any size in the USA, after all, and if citizens don’t believe that there is any serious difference between those two parties, voter turnout will drop to absurdly low levels.
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 […]
It’s fine for individuals to make decisions about sex according to their own religious beliefs, of course. It’s not acceptable, however, for the religious beliefs of a minority of Americans to warp the educational process for the nation as a whole. […]
Speculation over the potential 2016 presidential candidacy of former senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton is interesting up to a point. It certainly carries the will she/won’t she element of drama, and there’s little question that some portions of the Democratic rank-and-file would be interested in a 2016 Clinton for President campaign.
From another […]
Barbara Lee and eight other members of the House of Representatives have introduced legislation to create a Department of Peacebuilding. […]
In October, Representative Peter Stark introduced the Save Our Climate Act, H.R. 3242, which would create a carbon tax. Only a handful of Democrats are supporting the legislation. […]
163 Democrats in Congress couldn’t work on a jobs bill this week because they were too busy helping Republicans pass a resolution pushing Christian religion onto everybody. […]