Someone call the Smithsonian. An historic event has just occurred. Yesterday, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert gave a speech in which he halfway made sense.
Talking about the USA Freedom Act, Gohmert acknowledged that he had been mistaken when, years ago, he gave speeches telling his colleagues [...]
A twisted window onto Republican Party moral values was opened yesterday, as the two headlines appeared side by side in the Google News feed:
On the one hand we have Rep. Grimm Charged With Tax Fraud, Says He Won’t Quit, and on the other we have Kissing Congressman Won’t Seek Re-election.
Vance McAllister, Republican U.S. [...]
Republican Paul Cook claims that, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, he “has distinguished himself by tackling some of the most important issues of the day.”
In this category, Cook places his latest bill: H.R. 4371. A bill to redesignate the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in California as the Johnson [...]
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Rush Holt announced that he will not be running for re-election to his seat in Congress. Every member of the U.S. House of Representatives must seek re-election or retire this year – and Holt is calling it quits.
This retirement is a significant loss for liberals, as Congressman Holt has been a [...]
However, even apart from their member teams, players, and other subsidiaries, these professional sports leagues have annual receipts of 1.7 billion dollars. The purpose of these sports leagues is not charitable. Yet, the NFL and other professional sports leagues claim tax exempt status as non-profit organizations. [...]
It’s been over 11 years since the President of the United States has had congressional authorization to go to war in Iraq. We’re told that the war in Iraq is over. However, the authorization to send American soldiers into Iraq is still in effect, and could be used to justify a military return to the [...]
Dismantling constitutional rights that protect all Americans endangers the rights of all – not just the particular group of people who Randy Weber and his allies seek to target. Congressman Weber isn’t perceptive enough to grasp that concept, however. [...]
Marianne Williamson has declared her candidacy, independent of any political party, for California’s 33rd district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 33rd district is currently represented by Democrat Henry Waxman.
Issues the Williamson for Congress campaign is addressing are:
- Voter suppression – Gerrymandering – Independent expenditures in campaign finance – Repeal of [...]