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Meet The Scientific Ignorance Caucus In The US House Of Representatives

First, the good news. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5029, the International Science and Technology Cooperation Act. In terms of spending, it was a modest bill. If it is signed into law, it will barely result in any increase in federal government spending at all.

Still, the impact of H.R. 5029 could [...]

Thanks Are Due To 23 Republicans In Congress Who Voted To Block USA From Entering Iraqi War

Yesterday, I wrote about the vote by 44 congressional Democrats, including the chair of the Democratic National Committee, to stop efforts to block funding for new American military involvement in war in Iraq. These Democrats voted to support efforts to get the USA involved in yet another Iraqi war.

However, these Democrats weren’t the only [...]

Tirade By Congressman Paul Broun On Evolution Steps Beyond Arena Of A Religious Test

A politician who is willing to go to such extremes to promote the interests of one group of citizens over all others cannot be trusted with power. That’s why, whether they’re Christian or not, the residents of Paul Broun’s congressional district in Georgia would do well to vote him out of office on Election Day next month. [...]

The Real Hollister Brand Story

The official story of the Hollister Co. clothing brand is bunk. A more established Hollister brand is established with colostomy bags, urinary incontinence, and games of golf in Georgia with old politicians and corporate lobbyists. [...]

Who Would Jesus Detain?

I’d love to hear Congressman Paul Broun’s response to the question: Who would Jesus detain? [...]

Republicans Promote Pistol-Packing Census-Counted Zygotes

“You’ll get my gun when you pry it out of my cold, dead cell membrane!”

Is this going to be the new motto of the National Rifle Association? It may be if Rep. Paul Broun gets his way. The member of Congress from Georgia has been joined by 55 of his fellow House Republicans in [...]

7 Democrats Join Paul Broun Head In the Sand Climate Amendment

Rather than try to argue that scientific evidence doesn’t support the idea of human-caused global climate change, Paul Broun has simply tried to stop scientific research from taking place. His position on climate science is that the science itself ought to go away, because it keeps on interfering with his belief that human-caused climate change does not exist. [...]

Republicans Try Having It Both Ways Too

Congressional Republicans want you to forget all about the past, and how they spent the last decade running a borrow and spend government. Perhaps the Democrats are trying to have it both ways, but the Republicans are too. [...]

8 Republicans Try to Stop Kids from Saying the Pledge of Allegiance

Last year, 15 Republicans in the House of Representatives did their darndest to stop kids at public schools from saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Yes, Republicans opposed the speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance.

These Republicans issued a threat in their bill, H.R. 6783: if a school mandates or even just permits the Pledge of [...]

Sour Notes For Congress On A Sweet Day

A few of the highlights and lowlights of the congressional elections [...]