Tag Archives: U.S. Congress

Brookings Institution: Fix Gov- Molly E. Reynolds: Can Speaker Paul Ryan Keep His Promise of Amendment Opportunities For the Rank and File?

Source: Brookings Institution: Fix Gov- Molly E. Reynolds: Can Speaker Paul Ryan Keep His Promise of Amendment Opportunities For the Rank and File? Warning! This piece may come off as inside Congress and the beltway wonky for all of you … Continue reading

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Constitution Daily: No Taxation Without Representation!

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat It is not often that I blog about no taxation without representation and perhaps I should blog about it more, because it is a clear issue as well as constitutional … Continue reading

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Brookings: William A. Galston & E.J. Dionne- “The Case For Universal Voting: Why Making Voting a Duty Would Enhance Our Elections and Improve Our Government”: More Big Government Won’t Equal Better American Politics

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus “William Galston and E.J. Dionne, Jr. make the case for universal voting – a new electoral system in which voting would be regarded as a required, civic duty. They … Continue reading

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USA Today: Opinion- U.S. Senator Tom Coburn- A Deficit of Debt Discussion

This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus: USA Today: Opinion: U.S. Senator Tom Coburn: A Deficit of Debt Discussion This is the main reason why I wish Senator Coburn at least finished his last term in the … Continue reading

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AP: Raw Video- Mark Sherman- Explaining Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling

AP: Raw Video- Mark Sherman- Explaining Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling What I get from Mark Sherman, is that the challenge to the Affordable Care Act in King V Burwell, is that the challengers were saying that the subsidizes through … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: WonkBook- Christopher Ingraham- The Orwellian Deception of Chuck Grassley’s Leniency Industrial Complex

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus Anyone who calls them self a Conservative and especially a fiscal Conservative, but who supports the American Prison Industrial Complex and our current criminal justice system, I at the very … Continue reading

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NORML: U.S. Congress- Legislation Introduced To Get The Feds Out of The Marijuana Enforcement Business

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus Representative Jared Polis has been against the War on Drugs and in favor of marijuana legalization as long as I’ve known of him and I believe he was elected to … Continue reading

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Slate: Blog: Beth Ethier: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Promotes Industrial Hemp: Senate Leader is Fighting to Remove Hemp From Controlled Substances Act

Slate: Blog: Beth Ethier: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Promotes Industrial Hemp: Senate Leader is Fighting to Remove Hemp From Controlled Substances Act This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress This might be the only bipartisan bill … Continue reading

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Matthew Hormann: Video: The Hollywood Ten, 1950

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress I don’t want to sound overly partisan here, but this was one of the ugliest anti-American, anti-liberal democratic, illiberal periods in American history. Where Americans were judged by … Continue reading

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Jnuss Bau: Video: The Hollywood Blacklist: 1947-1960

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress The late 1940s and all the way up to at least the mid-1950s or so was one of the most fascist illiberal and anti-liberal democratic periods of our … Continue reading

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