Yesterday, Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter introduced legislation S.64, a bill that will require states to send government bureaucrats to conduct medical tests on the blood or urine of recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Why? Senator Vitter is concerned that people who are receiving welfare payments might be using […]
“We’ve all made mistakes.”
That’s what Speaker of the House John Boehner has to say in justification of his decision to give a high leadership position in Congress to Steve Scalise.
Yes, we have all made mistakes, but simply making a mistake isn’t the issue, because not all mistakes are equal.
Maybe you made a […]
A terrorist attack in Colorado has narrowly missed its intended target: African-American civil rights activists with the NAACP. An unidentified middle-aged man in a pickup truck left an explosive device next to a can of gasoline outside of NAACP offices in the city of Colorado Springs yesterday. The civil rights activists survived because the explosive […]
Today, the 114th Congress of the United States of America begins its business, with the opening session of the House of Representatives. Yes, already.
One voice in the U.S. House will be especially conspicuous in its absence: That of New Jersey’s Rush Holt, who has left Congress to lead the American Association for the Advancement […]
Lisa Haven, writing for the right wing web site Before It’s News, predicts a wide range of disaster for 2015. She forecasts “the rise of a One World Religion, an economic collapse, policed streets, and more Biblical end times signs… riots, earthquakes and likely numerous deaths“. Yet, the headshot that goes along with her byline […]
The big news of the day is that Congressman Steve Scalise has admitted attending a conference of white supremacists, and speaking as a featured at that conference. The conference was prominently organized by David Duke, who is well known as a neoNazi and KKK leader.
The name of the event was the European-American Unity […]
Yesterday, Tim Kaine rose to speak on the floor of the United States Senate to remind his colleagues of a growing illegality in U.S. foreign policy: The ongoing U.S. involvement in civil war in Iraq and Syria – without the constitutionally required declaration of war. He said,
“Presidents cannot constitutionally start military action without Congress […]
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing called:“Are We Positioning America for Success in an Era of Energy Abundance?”
The answer to that question found during the hearing may be largely determined by the success with which Chairman of the subcommittee, Fred Upton, has positioned himself to receive money from the […]
Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “to examine the Ebola epidemic”. It seems like a good opportunity to reflect back on the Ebola crisis… the one that never ever posed a serious threat to the United States.
You see, it’s the Subcommittee on African Affairs that is holding the hearing. That’s […]
Today saw the release of the Torture Report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA, whose “enhanced interrogation techniques” the report describes, has been trying to prevent the report’s release. The Central Intelligence Agency even engaged in criminal behavior to stop the facts in the report from being declassified. The agency sent spies into the […]
Calvin V. French, Pastor of the Community of Christ Church, called it a prayer, but it was clearly a political speech, castigating U.S. senators to place themselves under the authority of Christian religious authorities. He lectured, standing on the very center of the United States Senate this week, “Almighty God, we come as children in […]