I’m looking for an answer to a campaign finance oddity. Yesterday, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee declared to the FEC that it had spent $110,000.00 for radio advertisements supporting Patrick Hope, one of many Democrats competing for their party’s nomination to Virginia’s 8th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Obama Administration has just agreed to expand offshore drilling along the shore of Virginia, and to allow Shell Oil to conduct offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea’s icy Arctic waters, using untested technology. Barack Obama has been an anti-environment President, in the pocket of corporations that profit from selling fossil fuel. He is not a decent choice for serious environmentalist voters in 2012. [...]
The religious groups advocating for this law say that they need it to protect their First Amendment freedom of religion. Of course, the groups would be using government money to punish people for their religious beliefs. [...]
If you’ve been paying attention, you know about S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011. You know that the House and Senate have passed it. You know that if Barack Obama signs it when it reaches his desk in a few days, the legislation will become the law of the land. And you [...]
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 [...]
If an atheist can get nearly 4 out of 10 votes in Virginia, who’s to say that openly atheist candidates couldn’t win outright in more progressive places? [...]
The Gun Owners of America is working against the re-election of Harry Reid in protest against votes that don’t have much of anything to do with guns. [...]
“City Bans Christmas,” an e-mail blast by the American Family Association informs me. “The War on Christmas has already begun.”
No celebrations of Christmas allowed within the borders of a city here in Americaa? Unthinkable! Indefensible! Why…
…wait a minute. My suspicions regarding this claim were raised when I learned that the city in question [...]
The 60 Plus Association portrays itself as a “non-partisan seniors advocacy group.” But a review of 60 Plus activity shows it to be involved in a variety of special interest advocacy not connected to seniors, and the major players in 60 Plus have a documented history of highly partisan connections and activities.
60 Plus Confronts [...]
Wynne LeGrow’s guesses about what happens after death don’t matter. If there is any afterlife, the jurisdiction of Congress doesn’t reach there. [...]
Looking at data on federally-organized political action committees and Section 527 groups that identify themselves as part of the “Tea Party” movement, we’ve discovered that such openly-disclosed grassroots groups have levels of activity too low to account for the highly visible “Tea Party” activity seen splayed across the national media. Indeed, most of them are [...]