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Is Transparency a Trap? Is Information a Weapon?

Today, I read the text of H.R. 489 for the first time. Its major action clause reads:

SEC. 2. REQUIRED REPORTING OF MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO ABORTION PROVIDERS.

(a) In General.–Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2015 and each fiscal year thereafter, each State that makes a Medicaid payment from […]

10 GOP Congressmen Introduce Bill to Take Away Citizenship of American Babies Born in the USA

This month, Iowa Republican Steve King in the House of Representatives and Louisiana Republican David Vitter in the U.S. Senate introduced twin bills to the new 114th Congress (H.R. 140 and S. 45), together called the Birthright Citizenship Act. If their legislation passes both houses, it would take American citizenship away from little babies who […]

Republicans In Congress Whine That Their Political Destiny Isn’t Coming True

If there really is a predetermined plan for greatness of the USA through journeys into outer space, then it will come to pass, and doesn’t need the help of a congressional resolution. If, on the other hand, there is no real outer space destiny of American Exceptionalism, well, what’s the big fuss about? Members of Congress can still get out toy spaceships and Star Wars action figures and play with them after all the interns have gone home. […]

Oil Industry Gets What It Paid For With Cory Gardner Drilling Bill

No industry has given as much money to Congressman Gardner as the oil and gas industry. No wonder Cory Gardner just introduced legislation to create more profit opportunities for oil and gas corporations – using public lands. […]

The Cold Earthers In Congress, All Republican

Not one Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted in favor of this simple statement that Congress is willing to base its policies on the climate reality that’s been measured and confirmed and reconfirmed, over and over again, over the last generation. […]