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Obama’s Senate super-majority: Fiction at its finest

January 5, 2014

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To all my Republican friends, those of you who are faulting Barack Obama and Democrats for “doing nothing while they had a super-majority for two years,” I’d like to present you with something called “facts.” I know this concept is alien to you, but try to follow along as best you can. A “super-majority” occurs […]

The Congressional Reform Act of 2011

July 30, 2011

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“We, the people, are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts; not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” — Abraham Lincoln “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – […]

Congress’ insider trading: Just really good at ‘guessing’

June 21, 2011

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If you haven’t found a reason to loathe and despise the flagrant hypocrisy and profiteering that literally personifies the United States Congress yet, then you simply aren’t looking.  In case you were under the foolish assumption that your elected officials run for elected office “to serve the greater good,” I’m about to – once again […]

Filibusters are offensive and wrong … unless Republicans are doing it

May 19, 2011

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The Senate just voted by a 52-43 majority to end the GOP’s filibuster of Professor Goodwin Liu’s nomination to a federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — which, in the bizarro world that is the U.S. Senate, means that Liu’s nomination will not move forward. The vote was entirely along party lines, except that Sen. […]