In the 2014 election cycle, Rand Paul’s “leadership PAC” Reinventing A New Direction sent funds to just one candidate for the Maine State Legislature: Republican Eric Brakey of New Gloucester. With that kind of specificity, it’s fair to say that Rand Paul’s organization singled Eric
Gay rights aren’t special rights. They’re just the same rights that are afforded to every other human being in the United States.
Before she ran for the U.S. Senate, civil liberties advocate Shenna Bellows sounded the alarm on the USA PATRIOT Act’s Section 215: “The USA PATRIOT Act created new powers. It says that the government can now conduct what are called ‘sneak and peek’ searches, that
This month, Iowa Republican Steve King in the House of Representatives and Louisiana Republican David Vitter in the U.S. Senate introduced twin bills to the new 114th Congress (H.R. 140 and S. 45), together called the Birthright Citizenship Act. If their legislation passes both houses,
Yesterday, Congressman Steve King, Republican from Iowa, introduced H. J. Res 16, legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives with a short and simple active clause: “The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed”. The sixteenth amendment to
People who ask us to vote for Ben Carson for President need to give the rest of us Americans some straight answers about which other groups Ben Carson would deprive of equality. Who else, besides gays and lesbians, would Ben Carson allow to become victims of bigotry?
“We are at war with ISIL.” This declaration was made at the end of last week by the top spokesman for President Barack Obama, Press Secretary Josh Earnest, and was repeated by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. They are powerful people, who speak for the President
Did you know that an American’s political career was brought to an end thanks to warrantless government surveillance of their financial activity? It’s true. Remember New York Governor Eliot Spitzer? He was brought down from political office when payments to a prostitute were discovered by government
As you’re probably aware, the Supreme Court has ruled that some American corporations are free to deny insurance coverage of contraceptive costs to their employees on religious grounds. Think about your opinion regarding this issue. As you might also be aware, the Supreme Court has
You may recall last year’s revelation that the U.S. Post Office is taking pictures of every single piece of mail as part of a gigantic program to keep track of who communicates with whom in America. Under the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program the
A funny thing happened to the USA Freedom Act on its way to passage: it was turned inside-out and upside-down. Just how bad were changes to #USAFREEDOMAct? MAJORITY of 152 cosponsors voted NO. Roll call: http://t.co/2kaG5hrmw1 — Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) May 23, 2014 Rep. Justin