In the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats seem to legislate and investigate like walking and chewing gum, passing 178 bills and investigating 20+ questions.
Basic Reason to Block Trump SCOTUS Pick: Justice
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Republican senators shirked their Constitutional duty by denying, for nearly a year, even a hearing to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick for this Supreme Court seat. They should not now be rewarded by getting to seat their own Supreme Court judge — not Gorsuch, nor any other.
Democrats Should Win on Values, Jesus
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(Analysis.) “All politics is moral,” writes cognitive scientist and author George Lakoff. For years he has counseled Democrats on winning hearts and minds from the dishonest, but effective, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh-style Republican propaganda. [S]tart with values, not policies…
It’s Axiomatic — A Free Press Needs Net Neutrality
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Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. A.J. Liebling minted that axiom in the New Yorker magazine in 1960. Later that decade, researchers began work on creating packet-switching networks, and a U.S. government project created…
Two Huge New Fake Trade Agreements to Skirt, Stomp Democratic Sovereignty
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During the "Progressive Era" of the early 20th century, many states passed laws – up to a complete ban with penalties against officers – to keep corporations from meddling in politics. Today, big corporations warp politics in ways that go…