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