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The Real Absence Last Night: Senator Kennedy, It is Time to Resign

I am not a Democrat and I am not a big fan of this latest “stimulus” package, so I didn’t have an emotional stake in last night’s vote in the Senate to finally pass that huge spending bill and send it on to the White House. But there was an event on Capitol Hill last [...]

Why This Liberal Will Not Be Voting For Obama Tomorrow

If you’re in a state that has any possibility of tipping to McCain, I urge you to vote for Obama. If you’re in an Obama-secure blue state like mine, however, take a closer look at your state’s ballot, and consider a progressive alternative. [...]

Questioning Mary Jo Kilroy on the FISA Amendments Act

On Sunday August 31, I approached Ohio 15th District congressional candidate Mary Jo Kilroy at a campaign event and with her permission recorded the following conversation about the FISA Amendments Act, a law passed this year that enables wiretaps, searches and seizures without notification or a warrant. Kilroy has no written material on her campaign [...]

The Violent Bicycles of Denver Worry Democrats And Police

It doesn’t send a positive message that Democratic Party officials are getting special police protection from bicycles. If I were head of the Democratic National Committee, I’d make sure to issue an official statement condemning the paranoid police pursuit of bicycles – and I’d tell the Denver Police to back off. [...]

New York Times and Democratic Party Loyalists: Framers of the Constitution Were “Far Left”

“Far Left,” “left-wing,” “purists.” That’s how the New York Times refers to Americans who are dismayed that after promising to filibuster the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama actually voted to stop the filibuster and then voted for its passage.

The FISA Amendments Act is the bill now passed into law that gives a president’s administration [...]

FISA Amendments Act Earns Feinstein Opposition

Dianne Feinstein insists that the FISA Amendments Act somehow protects civil liberties. Sadly, that’s a lie. I’ve read the law, and I can state quite clearly that it does not protect civil liberties. It sacrifices them at the altar of Homeland Insecurity. The FISA Amendments Act gives the Attorney General the sole power to declare, without any court’s power to stop it, that the spy programs are legal. Guess who runs the spy programs. Why, goodness me – it’s the Attorney General! [...]

Pro-Crime Democrats in the U.S. Senate, July 9 2008

The following is a list of pro-crime Democrats in the United States Senate:

These are the Democrats who voted to keep a provision in H.R. 6304 that would let law-breaking telecommunications corporations get off scot-free, and leave in the lurch the millions of Americans whose rights were violated:

Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana Senator Thomas [...]

Consumer Picks for Barack Obama’s Running Mate, June 2008

For some time now we’ve been selling buttons, bumper stickers and t-shirts that pair various combinations of candidates as president and vice president into Democratic tickets for the White House in 2008. Now that Barack Obama is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and is in the process of deciding who his running mate will be, [...]

Resolving the Lieberman Contradiction: Party, Ratings and Cosponsorship Overlap between Joseph Lieberman and the Senate, 2007-2008

A Contradiction

“Senator Lieberman is a valued member of the caucus, and he votes with the Democrats a majority of the time,” — Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

“Without a doubt, Lieberman has betrayed the Democrats every time he could get a chance.” — user reason on Alternet.

“One of these [...]