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This is what you get for compromise on the Patriot Act, Patrick Leahy

On May 4 2011, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy made one final check with President Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder to make sure that S. 193, a bill considered by civil libertarians to be a meager improvement of the Patriot Act with imperfect reforms, was to the Obama administration’s liking.

S. 193 was [...]

Here Comes The Health Care Surrender

If you want to understand why meaningful health care reform has fallen apart, take a look at Obama’s inability to rally the Democrats in Congress in creating progressive change. It’s a problem that suggests there’s a lot more disappointment to come. [...]

What Kind Of Health Care Deal Is This?

Congressional leadership agrees to Blue Dog Democrat demands in return for a lack of any commitment from the Blue Dogs. How is that a deal? [...]

Obama's Middle Ground

Thank you, President Obama, for showing us the wisdom of the middle ground! I’m going to take this new philosophy to heart tomorrow, and go out in public with my shirt halfway over my head, and my pants around my knees. [...]

GOP Senators Who Crossed Over For Children

There’s a lesson for President Obama in his stumble. Stick to your principles, and you’ll persuade. [...]

Point By Point Rebuttal of New Obama Statement on FISA Amendments Act

A full rebuttal, point by point, of Barack Obama’s latest justification of his support for the FISA Amendments Act. Barack Obama’s statement is completely inadequate, and confirms our worst fears about the FISA Amendments Act. [...]