On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives saw the introduction of a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill by Democrat Chaka Fattah and Republican Frank Wolf. The Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act (REDEEM Act – H.R. 5158) would:
- Reduce solitary confinement for juvenile offenders – Provide methods for both juvenile and adult nonviolent [...]
First, the good news. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5029, the International Science and Technology Cooperation Act. In terms of spending, it was a modest bill. If it is signed into law, it will barely result in any increase in federal government spending at all.
Still, the impact of H.R. 5029 could [...]
Of the 411 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to express outrage about violence against children in Nigeria, 389 have not signed their names to legislation to stop violence against children by public schools in the United States. [...]
Here are listed the names of the the votes of 12 congressional Democrats who joined the majority of Republicans to preserve the Foreign Oil Driller Welfare Program without any reform. [...]
Yesterday, I wrote about the vote by 44 congressional Democrats, including the chair of the Democratic National Committee, to stop efforts to block funding for new American military involvement in war in Iraq. These Democrats voted to support efforts to get the USA involved in yet another Iraqi war.
However, these Democrats weren’t the only [...]
Any effective Democratic Party strategy has to include a means of differentiating itself from the Republican Party. There are only two substantial political parties of any size in the USA, after all, and if citizens don’t believe that there is any serious difference between those two parties, voter turnout will drop to absurdly low levels.
Earlier this month, Republican Representative Louie Gohmert used his position as a member of the U.S. Congress to evaluate the quality of a witness summoned to appear before the House Judiciary Committee:
Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert: I’m curious, in your Christian beliefs do you believe in sharing the good news that will keep people from [...]
Imagine what would happen if Congress passed a law requiring that war memorials show visitors the complete, unfiltered experience of our country’s wars. [...]
Far be it from us to object, when Reverend Alisa Lasater-Wailoo promised her chosen divine being that Congress would “obey Your commands”, through the power of supernatural intervention in the politicians’ brains that would “make us obedient”. [...]
I’m looking for an answer to a campaign finance oddity. Yesterday, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee declared to the FEC that it had spent $110,000.00 for radio advertisements supporting Patrick Hope, one of many Democrats competing for their party’s nomination to Virginia’s 8th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The U.S. Government God is a god of war, and Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld is all too happy to be its priest. [...]