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Should The U.S. Government Try To Control Use Of Social Media By Terrorists?

Radicalism can be an ugly thing or a beautiful thing, depending on its content, but whatever it is, it isn’t the business of anyone in the federal government. […]

The Religious Test for S. 1598 and H.R. 2802

There are many right-wing Christian thinkers in America who support the Republican congressional bills S. 1598 and H.R. 2802, which would allow a government worker to use the power of his or her office to withhold services and legal rights from people, so long as the government worker proclaims that s/he “believes or acts in […]

Congressional Bill Creates Special Right to Break the Law and Persecute Others, Only for those with Right-Wing Religion

60% of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 69% of the Republican members of the U.S. Senate are acting to narrowly protect people who use hold religious beliefs and use a combination of those religious beliefs and their government positions to persecute others.

I’m not making this up. Go read the […]

Senate Exposes The Sham of Sequestration Compromise

Two years ago, President Barack Obama shoved his audacity of hope into the garbage disposal, making a deal with Republicans to create drastic budget cuts in domestic social programs. Obama assured us that it was a carefully crafted compromise that would ensure that the government wouldn’t shut down and would help politicians reach a sustainable […]

After Repeated Flops, Louie Gohmert’s CHURCH Act Fades Away

In 2009, Republican Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas first introduced the Congressional Hope for Uniform Recognition of Christian Heritage Act, also known as the CHURCH Act. If passed, the CHURCH Act would have:

Rejected the separation of church and state; Mandated the erection of a sign in the U.S. Capitol endorsing Gohmert’s alternative vision of […]

Congressional Prayer Caucus Insists on Christian-Centered America, Ignores Christian Principles in H.R. 1565

Number of Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus:


Symbolic Resolution Promoted by the of the Congressional Prayer Caucus:

“Members of the Prayer Caucus supported H.Res.847, which recognized the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world, expressed continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide, and acknowledged the international […]

Guess: in the past decade, has the Congressional Prayer Caucus grown or shrunk?

The Congressional Prayer Caucus is a group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who are interested in maintaining government sponsorship of religious prayer, and who are organized to “use the legislative process – both through sponsorship of affirmative legislation and through opposition to detrimental legislation – to assist the nation […]

Ted Cruz Talks Tough About ISIS, Then Goes On Vacation

Senator Ted Cruz had tough words last night for the Islamic State – also known as as ISIS. During one of two presidential debates for Republican presidential candidates, Cruz seemed to suggest that he would never waver in his fight against ISIS if he won the 2016 election. “What we need is a commander in […]

First You Slam The Whistleblower, Then You Declare National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

These politicians say they appreciate whistleblowers, but demand vigorous criminal prosecution of people who blow the whistle. Could the message be more clear? […]

Republicans Seek To Add New Step To The Bureaucracy Of Federal Government

Republican politicians are fond of complaining about the many layers of bureaucracy in the federal government. There is so much red tape and bloat on the process, they say, that it’s impossible to get anything done.

As much as they complain, though, what have Republicans in Congress done to actually make the federal government run […]

Republicans Want Feds To Give Local Governments More Power, Except…

If Republicans are willing to use the power of federal government federal government to tell local governments what to do when it comes to immigration policy, how come they’re not willing to use the power of federal government to improve education, protect us from pollution, provide us with needed medication, and enforce the Fourteenth Amendment’s requirement of equality under the law? […]