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Republican Legislative Services Commission Clamps Down on First Amendment in North Carolina

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…”

— First Amendment to the United States Constitution

The North Carolina Legislature’s Legislative Service Commission, controlled by Republicans, has hastily passed a new rule that prohibits North Carolina citizens from opening their mouths [...]

Knitting Needles: Fine on a Plane, But not in the halls of Congress

One of the oddities of the Transportation Security Agency is its knitting needle policy. You can’t bring the thinnest and tiniest of drill bits on board in your carryon bag. You can’t bring a pair of pliers onto a plain in your carry-on bag. You can’t bring a Dr. Scholl’s gel insert for your shoe [...]

Content Of Congressional Campaigns Obscured By John Stewart Rally For ___

When I got to the Mall, I could barely see the Capitol dome. Blaring lights from the set being erected for John Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear were getting in the way of my ability to see the U.S. Congress. [...]

Video of Columbus, OH Post-Election Demonstration, Nov. 5 2008

A new group here in Ohio called Columbus for Peace (no website yet, though I understand there will be one soon) called for people to come to the corner of Broad and High streets at 10:00 AM to demonstrate for peace and the American Constitution today, no matter who was elected president. The idea was [...]