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Losing Rush Holt

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Rush Holt announced that he will not be running for re-election to his seat in Congress. Every member of the U.S. House of Representatives must seek re-election or retire this year – and Holt is calling it quits.

This retirement is a significant loss for liberals, as Congressman Holt has been a [...]

New NSA Reform Bill Is Too Weak

The draft bill revealed yesterday – but not yet introduced in the U.S. Senate – falls far below the standard set by the Surveillance State Repeal Act. [...]

Waiting For Congress To Confront NSA Spies? Here’s Some Action To Take In The Meantime.

A Republican Congressman attends a classified briefing on NSA spying, and emerges declaring that Americans need more protection from Big Brother surveillance. Still, Congress is failing to take concrete action to deal with the NSA scandal. What can you do while D.C. dithers? [...]

Darwinian Legislation

The Darwin Day resolution withered and died without ever having the opportunity to conduct the equivalent of a mating ritual. [...]

Big Brother Spying Candidate Wins NJ Democratic Primary For US Senate

Cory Booker won, with 59 percent of the vote. Voters in the Democratic Party are a big part of the problem. They’re choosing power over liberty. [...]

Where Do The NJ Senate Democratic Candidates Stand On NSA Big Brother Surveillance?

Of all the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, only Rush Holt has a record of consistent, strong, specific action to confront the growth of the military’s anti-American electronic surveillance network. [...]

Activists Support Rush Holt Bill To Repeal the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act

U.S. Representative and Senate candidate Rush Holt has introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act, to repeal the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act. He deserves our help. [...]

36 Democrats Help Republicans Keep Oil Leaking Out Of The USA

This morning, I wrote about the vote by 18 (or 19) Democrats to help the Republicans give a special exemption from environmental protections just to the builders of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. This afternoon, I want to take note of an even larger group of Democrats who decided to turn their backs on the [...]

House Committee Sinks Reforms On Government Spying And Killings

This is a story about a Big Brother spying program that targets law-abiding Americans, and about executions of American citizens, without trial, ordered not by a judge but by President Obama, but the story begins with a crisis in water. [...]

Most House Democrats Won’t Support Strong Climate Action

In October, Representative Peter Stark introduced the Save Our Climate Act, H.R. 3242, which would create a carbon tax. Only a handful of Democrats are supporting the legislation. [...]

List of the 163 Democrats Who Spent Time Promoting Theocracy Instead Of Creating Jobs

163 Democrats in Congress couldn’t work on a jobs bill this week because they were too busy helping Republicans pass a resolution pushing Christian religion onto everybody. [...]