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Did Louie Gohmert Just Make Sense?

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 [...]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Notes Many Serious Flaws In USA FREEDOM ACT

Will the USA FREEDOM ACT protect you from Big Brother at the NSA? Until these problems in the legislation are dealt with, you can’t be sure. [...]

Republican Moral Values: Public Corruption Is Less Serious Than Private Infidelity

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. [...]

The Priorities Of Congressman Cook

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 [...]

What If The NSA Was Treated Like The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?

Yesterday, a coalition of Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a series of bills (H.R. 4315, H.R. 4316, H.R. 4317, H.R. 4318, and H.R. 4319) that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to increase the transparency of its already open process by:

publishing on the Internet the basis of the [...]

Losing Rush Holt

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 [...]

Ending Charity For The NFL

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. [...]

Bipartisan Congressional Group Seeks Accountability From Big Brother Spending

This Friday, President Barack Obama is scheduled to release some reforms to the unconstitutional, authoritarian electronic spying network operated through the military’s National Security Agency. Personally, I’m not expecting much from Obama, and regardless of what he says, he’s lost my trust on this issue. Obama has spent every year of his presidency so far [...]

Can We Repeal The Mistake That Led Us Into Iraq?

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 [...]

Bill In Congress Seeks To Create Marriage Inequality Across America

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 Is Running As An Independent For Congress

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 [...]