Working from Federal Election Commission data on independent expenditures starting on January 1, 2009 and ending with today’s release, here’s a graph showing the distribution of independent money (untraceable beyond the front groups) used to support and oppose the political parties’ candidates for federal office:
I’m not leaving third party candidates off this chart [...]
“Remind our base constituency to stop whining and get out there and look at the alternatives. This president has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises.” — Joe Biden, September 27 2010
Has Barack Obama kept his promises?
“The idea that we’ve got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people [...]
If you’re looking for a good example of political contortionism, I suggest you read the full text of the letter sent last week by 31 Democrats to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
What’s their justification for these tax cuts to the richest Americans? It can’t be that they [...]
At the Union Fair this year, the Knox County Republican Party paid for a tent placed prominently on the midway. Over the course of the last three days the Knox County GOP tent has been uniformly staffed by one person and often by two people engaging in animated conversation with passersby. Lawn signs have [...]
Through its “Fusion Center” program, the military and civilian wings of the United States government have been disseminating classified information on Americans collected through warrantless wiretapping programs to state officials, local sheriffs, town and county governing bodies and various private corporations. In turn, these local officials and private corporations have been amassing their own data [...]
It’s a reasonable question to ask as we review the list of cosponsors of S. 1584, the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. If passed, this bill would outlaw anti-gay workplace discrimination in hiring and promotions, and would also prohibit discriminatory behavior against union members and leaders on account of their sexual orientation.
This bill is worthy of [...]
Today, I looked again. I searched the online offices of all the most celebrated “progressive” members of the House and Senate. Though they’ve had three days now to review, reflect upon and react to the military tribunal announcement, none of them have dared to challenge it. [...]
When you believe in accountability for torture but your party doesn’t pursue it, what do you do? When you oppose warrantless search and surveillance but your party doesn’t, what do you do? When you believe in universal health care but your party doesn’t enact it, what do you do? When you believe in enforcing the [...]
Which matters more to the Democratic Party: the preservation of civil liberty, human rights and constitutional government — or the preservation of Party leaders’ power? We are about to find out.
Information continues to dribble out regarding Nancy Pelosi’s early knowledge that the U.S. Government under George W. Bush was torturing the people it had [...]