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California Theocrat Interferes In Louisiana Runoff Election

Think that the 2014 congressional election is over? Think again. Down in Louisiana, there’s a runoff election for a seat in the U.S. Senate, between incumbent conservative Democrat, darling of the oil industry, Mary Landrieu, and Republican Bill Cassidy, who isn’t just pro-oil, but is also pro-gun. (Hey, Bill, while you’re at it, why not […]

Which Senate Democrats Have Failed To Confront Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation?

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. […]

Sheldon Whitehouse Steps Up To Deal With Climate Change, But Senate Declines To Act

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. […]

Workplace Equality by Sexual Orientation: Senate Democrats Match American Public

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. […]

Mary Landrieu Makes Economy Wait Until Big Oil Gets Its Way

Mary Landrieu prefers to continue a reckless policy when it comes to offshore drilling, but her cavalier attitude about America’s resources doesn’t end there. For the sake of a power elite back in Louisiana, Landrieu is eager to cripple the ability of the Obama Administration to do what’s necessary to bring the national economy back to life. […]

Fact Check: Mary Landrieu’s Montara Oil Spill Figure

Like several of my colleagues have said, I think it’s important for us to really examine the facts, and to try to seek the truth relative to the benefits and, um, the risk associated with energy production. I particularly like the term “stewardship,” and I believe that stewardship actually begins with presenting facts in a […]

Here Comes The Health Care Surrender

If you want to understand why meaningful health care reform has fallen apart, take a look at Obama’s inability to rally the Democrats in Congress in creating progressive change. It’s a problem that suggests there’s a lot more disappointment to come. […]

Legislation to Eradicate R.O.U.S. in Senate

Rodents Of Unusual Size? No, this is no fairy tale. I’m referring to Rodents Of Unusual Snacking. The South American coypu, introduced throughout the southern coastal United States in the 20th Century as a source of fur or a weed-controller, is now known here as the nutria. That name makes it sound like some kind […]

S. 939: National Putative Sexual Activity Registry

S. 939, a bill introduced to the Senate by Mary Landrieu, is one of the odder pieces of legislation I’ve seen in some time. It establishes a national Putative Father Registry, assembled from all the 50 states’ own Putative Father Registries. What’s a Putative Father Registry, you may wonder? S. 939 defines it this way:

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