What kind of a nation does the Tea Party Nation have in mind?
There’s a lot to admire about the gumption of actual grassroots Tea Party activists. I don’t share their exclusive definition of “defending the Constitution,” promoting an interpretation of the 10th Amendment that the Supreme Court rejected in the 1800s and pretty much [...]
If I mention Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, what do you think of? You might think of the pretty statues and flowers planted there. You might think of the homeless people who sleep there overnight and occasionally freeze to death. You might know that it stands across the street from the White House, a building [...]
If Senator Vitter can take time to write the National Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day resolution, Democrats in Congress and Barack Obama can take the time to write a bill overturning the Defense of Marriage Act [...]
Although the Congressional Progressive Caucus has developed a reputation as a take-no-prisoners group in the House of Representatives, organized and relentless in its pursuit of radical legislation, the reputation doesn’t match reality. A look at the record of the Progressive Caucus shows wide variation among members in the level of support for both particular bills [...]
On October 24, 2007, Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton communicated Barack Obama’s commitment:
To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.
H.R. 6304 contains retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.
Barack Obama made a promise to support the filibuster of H.R. 6304.
Time for Barack Obama [...]