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In Unnoticed Remarks, Bobby Scott Outlines Foreign Intelligence Danger in Patriot Act Powers

On May 12 2011, Rep. Robert Scott introduced a new wrinkle to considerations of Patriot Act powers and their uses. We already know from reports to Congress that most uses of the Patriot Act have nothing to do with terrorism. But what, then, is the purpose of the Patriot Act?

In a House Judiciary Committee [...]

Recession Gardeners Trade Plants

Remember, the leaves may be browning, but it’s still not too late to get perennials in the ground to overwinter. [...]

Obama Urges Congress To Go Soft On Polluters

By Obama’s own measure, he’s not taking the action on climate change or labor that America needs from its President. [...]

Prognosticator Mitt Romnifies the Future Again

Once and future presidential candidate Mitt Romney trots over to Fortune Magazine to give President-Elect Barack Obama some helpful advice free of charge, peering into the future with his penetrating vision in order to unveil the shape of things to come:

I can only hope the President abandons the populist current, which seems to be [...]

Palinism of the Day: The Spending Cuts of the Bailout Plan?

I was going to try to explain how the bailout plan is completely unrelated to health care reform, and isn’t a spending cut, and all that, but then I noticed that Sarah Palin has cute little glasses and a signature hair style, and the hypno-rays emitted by Palin’s breath of “fresh air” put me in a numb trance once more. [...]