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Culture Waves in Congress, 1995-2014

In the Congressional Record over the last twenty years, here’s how many times the following phrases were uttered…

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Let The Homeland Wither

If Republicans want to force us to choose between protecting children in America and funding for some programs within the Department of Homeland Security, I say that we choose the children. […]

Another Orange Day with Billions Down the Hole

Another day out of thousands on Orange Alert. Another day without a terrorist attack. Another day with billions of dollars spent to herd people like cows. Another day with agents of the state watching your moves and your words.

To the agent looking for words describing a Homeland Security threat, let me offer a few […]

Hutarees A Symptom Of Homeland Security Gone Overboard

Homeland Security has been a poisonously paranoid ideology. It’s encouraged us all to live like Hutarees. […]

The ReHomelandization Of Congress

New legislation seeks to establish two separate and unequal systems of law within the USA: One in which people accused of certain crimes are deprived of the right to a fair trial in order to ensure their conviction. If Buchanan’s bill passed, the use of the substandard system of justice would not just be an option for government prosecutors. It would be required. […]

Satellite Spying Protection Bill Gets No Help From Democrats

President Barack Obama has been pushing for increased funding for the satellite spying operations the National Applications Office deploys against Americans. And Democratic cosponsorships for H.R. 2703 and H.R. 2704? There’s only one – Representative Norman Dicks has cosponsored H.R. 2703, and hasn’t even bothered to cosponsor H.R. 2704. […]

111th Congress Chills Out on Terrorist Talk

Number of references in the Congressional Record to “terrorist attack”, by Congress:

111th Congress of 2009-2010: 47 (251*) 110th Congress of 2007-2008: 433 109th Congress of 2005-2006: 607 108th Congress of 2003-2004: 639 107th Congress of 2001-2002: 771 106th Congress of 1999-2000: 117 105th Congress of 1997-1998: 104

* 47 references to “terrorist attack” as […]

Boehner Defends Nazis And Is Right To Do So

I wish that John Boehner and the other Republicans who are expressing outrage at the targeting of Nazi groups in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security would have expressed one fraction of the same degree of outrage when Homeland Security goons targeted peace activists and environmentalists for investigation as potential terrorists. […]

Mentally Disabled Children To Protect America From Terrorist Bombers?

How can an American with mental disabilities deter a terrorist bombing? The Office for Bombing Prevention will produce a public outreach campaign to answer that very question. […]

Military Commissions Act Doesn’t Keep You Safe

U.S. Representative David Price has introduced H.R. 591, to repeal the Military Commissions Act. It’s time to be rid of this bad law – and the Democrats no longer have any excuse that they don’t have enough votes to get it done. […]

Military Commissions Act Doesn't Keep You Safe

U.S. Representative David Price has introduced H.R. 591, to repeal the Military Commissions Act. It’s time to be rid of this bad law – and the Democrats no longer have any excuse that they don’t have enough votes to get it done. […]