Ask the National Rifle Association whether it is a partisan organization, and it will issue strenuous denials. NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox: The political reality is that we have President Obama, who had at one point 60 Democratic votes in the
I read with interest today Kevin Miller’s report in the Bangor Daily News on financing in the campaigns for Governor of Maine. Miller noted that Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage has received more campaign money from the Republican Governors Association than Democratic candidate Libby Mitchell
Barack Obama has now gone 441 days without appointing a legally-required Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. This is not a trivial matter. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board that is supposed to be in existence is the body of government tasked with training
America needs every voter who sincerely believed in the promises of 2008 to push to make sure that those promises are fulfilled. If Rahm Emanuel won’t do anything about the Blue Dogs, then the Democratic rank and file should.
It must be a crime to leave Tiburon. That’s the only thing that would explain how the town in California can manage to get away with photographing every license plate that enters and leaves the town. Why would you spy on people without probable cause
(A hat tip to Ramone for the suggestion) If you were hibernating in the early part of October, you missed the spectacle of eight blind donkeys rearing on their hind legs in an acrobatic effort to form the shape of an all-seeing eye. On October
The Durbin amendment to S. 1692 would have required that Section 215 Patriot Act spying only be used to protect against spies working against the American government, terrorism, or as a part of spying against foreign targets that are not related to Americans. Who could object to that? Eight Senate Democrats, that’s who.
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
If you thought that politics was a matter of party, with the virtuous Democrats battling to save the Republic from the evil imperial Republicans (or vice versa), you’d have to swallow a mouthful of crow after looking at today’s roll call vote in the Senate
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?