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Roll Call Accountability Time: Tea Party Senators and the Patriot Act (Feb. 2011)

15 Members of the U.S. Senate have a verifiable connection to the Tea Party, gaining a campaign boost by participating in the Tea Party Caucus or getting an endorsement from Tea Party Express or FreedomWorks in the 2010 elections. Each of these organizations has made a public stand against the intrusiveness of “big government” and […]

The Few Straying Tea Party Members of Congress Fall Back in Line to Support the Patriot Act

There never were all that many “Tea Party” identified members of Congress who stood up and voted against that biggest of Big Government programs called the Patriot Act. Today, the number shrank further as the few dissenting Tea Party members of Congress, apparently whipped in private, publicly fell back in line to support the authoritarian […]

Tea Party Express Endorsed Them. How Did they Vote on the Patriot Act 2-8-11?

Yesterday, we noted for the record how many members of the Tea Party Caucus voted for and against H.R. 514 (reauthorization of the Patriot Act) on February 8, 2011. The outcome was not favorable for an organization claiming to represent a Tea Party movement that is concerned about upholding the Constitution: 38 members of Congress […]

Fact Check: Mountaintop Removal Protest Labeled “Terrorist” by PA Homeland Security Was Entirely Peaceful

There’s disturbing news on the Homeland Security front that you may have heard about if you live in the state of Pennsylvania. If you live elsewhere you’re not likely to have heard a word, since wire services and newspapers outside Pennsylvania have neglected to cover it. Regardless of whether you live in Pennsylvania, you should […]

Political Donation: the ACLU

GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House) is an effort headed by an ex-Dell executive to elect its own slate of candidates to the House of Representatives in 2012. Yesterday, I found out that GOOOH prohibits anyone from running for office under its banner if they have given money to the American Civil Liberties Union.

After […]

Partisanship, Activism and Cosponsorship in the 111th Congress

Over at That’s My Congress, we’ve just posted some results of multiple regression analysis predicting the number of bills a member of Congress has cosponsored to date in the 111th Congress. The results, consistent for the House and Senate: Democrats don’t cosponsor significantly more bills than non-Democrats. Those whose actions are more strongly liberal and […]

Big Brother Spying Is Wasteful Spending

Those Americans who truly value fiscal discipline cannot support the continuation of rampant, inefficient, misdirected government spying programs against Americans citizens. It’s not just a matter of right and wrong. It’s also a simple matter of dollars and cents. […]

FBI Completes Double Axel Flying Leap over Two Amendments in Olympics Civil Liberties Violation Event

Actually, the FBI isn’t competing in the Olympics; I just included that word in the title in the hopes that it would get you to pay attention.

Paying attention now? Good.

In case you didn’t know, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits restrictions on freedom of the press.

And here’s a […]