Today, the U.S. Senate voted to approve S. 1., legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite strong environmental problems and the export of American steel jobs overseas for the duration of the construction. The legislation was passed without meaningful reform, a corrupt giveaway to the fossil fuels corporations.
Most of the […]
It’s true that No Labels and John Avlon are opposed to the political fringe – but they don’t care to talk explicitly about who is in the political fringe that they detest. What they call the “political fringe” is none other than the 99 percent of Americans who have to work for their money, rather than resting in the comfort of plush inheritances and immense investment portfolios. We’re on the fringe because, unlike the leaders of No Labels, we cannot afford to buy political access for ourselves. […]
These Democrats are the congressional equivalent of the kids in high school who would look the other way while the gay kids got beat up. We list the name of the Senate Democratic cowards here. […]
Although the majority of Senate Democrats voted to support the Whitehouse amendment to bring the costs of climate change back to the polluting industries responsible for it, 13 Democratic senators joined the Republicans to vote against it. I’m naming names here. […]
Yesterday, instead of dealing with the serious challenges confronting our nation, several U.S. senators introduced legislation that would compel the U.S. government to make NFL nickels. […]
The following seven Democrats are among those who voted against the Udall amendment yesterday. They are all up for re-election in 2012. Americans who believe that liberty is worth keeping, and that imprisonment of people without criminal charge is wrong, should withhold their support from these Democrats’ campaigns. […]
At least in terms of labor issues and gender equality, the Senate is strongly out of balance. While the Republicans in the Senate are promoting a hard right wing position that’s far beyond popular American opinion, the Democrats are not counterbalancing the GOP agenda. The Senate Democrats are occupying a centrist position, not a position that’s to the left of American opinion. […]
If you live in West Virginia, you’ll be voting for a new U.S. Senator this fall.
Republican Party candidate John Raese supports mountaintop removal, the mining process that buries mountain streams in toxic debris and leaves mountains looking like barren moonscapes.
Democratic Party candidate Joe Manchin supports mountaintop removal too. He favors this quick money […]