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31 Democrats Say the Rich Need a Tax Cut So They Can Make Plans Better

If you’re looking for a good example of political contortionism, I suggest you read the full text of the letter sent last week by 31 Democrats to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

What’s their justification for these tax cuts to the richest Americans? It can’t be that they [...]

Annotated List: the 31 Democrats demanding Tax Cuts for the Rich, and their Latest Fundraiser Ticket Price

The 31 Democrats who just demanded that the rich get a tax cut are an interesting bunch. Consider their latest fundraisers. How much does it cost to get in?

If you want to get close to Jason Altmire, try paying $5,000 to “Host” one of the breakfasts he likes to hold at a DC wine [...]

Lying is a Sin: Steve Stivers tells no-doubt falsehood about Mary Jo Kilroy

Republican congressional candidate Steve Stivers signed his name to a campaign advertisement this week, declaring of his opponent in Ohio’s 15th District that “Mary Jo Kilroy can’t hide from her 98.4% voting record with Nancy Pelosi.”

I’ll come right to the point. This claim by Steve Stivers is a lie.

A review of roll [...]

More Members of Congress Speak Up About Barack Obama’s 441 Days Without Civil Liberties Oversight

Barack Obama has now gone 441 days without appointing a legally-required Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

This is not a trivial matter. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board that is supposed to be in existence is the body of government tasked with training government surveillance officers in compliance with the United States Constitution. [...]

Sign Open Letter to Barack Obama: Roll Back the Surveillance State

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee has posted an open letter written to Barack Obama on the subject of spreading surveillance by the United States Government. The letter reads:

Dear President Obama,

In your response to Get FISA Right’s July 2008 Open Letter on my.barackobama.com, you promised to run “a White House that takes [...]

My Letter to the Editor Success on Patriot Act Abuse. Try Your Own.

At the beginning of this month, frustrated that newspapers were not covering the significant Patriot Act reauthorization meetings in the U.S. Senate, I decided to do what I could to get the message out myself. I already do my bit online, writing articles that I hope people will search for and choose to read. I [...]

Evangelical Environmentalists Don't Add Up To Much

It’s secular groups, not religious ones, who are in the lead when it comes to the environmental movement. Of the small number of religious groups who have gotten involved, non-Christians are in the majority. The idea that some kind of progressive Christianity will play a major role in confronting the right wing agenda does not fit with the facts, in this case. [...]

Evangelical Environmentalists Don’t Add Up To Much

It’s secular groups, not religious ones, who are in the lead when it comes to the environmental movement. Of the small number of religious groups who have gotten involved, non-Christians are in the majority. The idea that some kind of progressive Christianity will play a major role in confronting the right wing agenda does not fit with the facts, in this case. [...]

90 Days Without a Response from Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy. How Long is Too Long?

It’s now been 90 days since a letter arrived at the office of my representative in the House, Mary Jo Kilroy. In that letter, I asked for something plain and simple: Rep. Kilroy’s position on the FISA Amendments Act. I’d raised the issue last year in personal conversation with her at a campaign event, and [...]

Doctor Who Verified Obama Birth Certificate a GOP Contributor

Help me understand this, O Barack-Obama-is-the-Belgian-love-child-of-Malcolm-X conspiracy nuts:

Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the Director of the State of Hawaii Department of Health, issued an official statement declaring that she had personally verified the existence of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

Fukino has never made any campaign contributions to the Democratic Party.

Fukino made a campaign contribution to [...]

My Letter to the Editor on Obama Violating Constitutional Rights. Show Me Your Letter.

Early this morning, I asked you to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in protest against Barack Obama’s use of the courts to stop people from bringing evidence that their constitutional rights have been violated. I shouldn’t ask you to do something that I won’t do. So here’s my letter:

Dear [...]