Democrat Mark Warner voted against Ron Wyden’s amendment to prevent the privatization of Social Security. Republicans Dean Heller, John Hoeven, Mark Kirk, John McCain, and Rob Portman supported the measure. […]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
The following Senate Democrats chose to join with the Republican Party, to break Barack Obama’s veto, and to allow a dangerous pipeline to carry petroleum sludge from Alberta’s tar sands all the way through America’s heartland. […]
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 […]
This week, Senator Bernard Sanders offered an amendment to S.1, Republican legislation to approve the construction Keystone XL tar sands pipeline across the American Midwest. The amendment didn’t require any action. It simply consisted of the reality and urgency of climate change, affirming the following points:
“(1) climate change is real;
(2) climate change […]
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. […]
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. […]
American politicians love to talk about the importance of jobs for Americans. But when push comes to shove, you have to watch what the politicians do, not what they say.
Right now, in the middle of the worst jobless slump of a generation, the American tax structure perversely rewards corporations that fire American workers, then […]
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