The "Party of No" hurt us all on a critically necessary piece of cyber-security legislation, and continued the U.S. Senate's proud tradition of failing to do anything to deal with our absolute vulnerability to an attack by state sponsored hackers and terrorists on our critical infrastructure.
In the case of fetuses and rich people, Republicans insist on the sanctity of life. But in the case of destitute people, infants who imprudently choose working-poor parents and struggling young adults the GOP says there's nothing sacred about their lives.
You know that old saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"? Yeah, Fancy Farm ain't that kind of picnic.
Democrats in the Senate put together a bill which will extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone. The news media, who are infamously bad at math, missed this fact. But under the Democrats' plan, every taxpayer will pay less in taxes than if the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire.
Do you hear that sound, Mr. Boehner? Somewhere deep within in a stately mansion a person of great wealth and privilege is ringing a bell. Don't even bother asking that ancient question, because in this case we already know the answer: It tolls for thee.
In it first 365 days, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has already done more to protect the American public than this do-nothing Congress has accomplished since it was sworn in back in the dawn of 2011.
Politicians required to play by the rules, to openly confess that their loyalty has been purchased and forced to identify the highest bidders, could not possibly survive. So they must bend the rules to conceal their transactions. In doing in democracy, their safety is in secrecy, and we must be kept in the dark.
The 112th Congress is a strident, shameful lot that has slowly eviscerated, brick by brick, one of our most treasured institutions.
Batman just wants to do his job of protecting Gotham from crime. And the CFPB wants to do its job of protecting consumers from financial predators. Perhaps as the Dark Knight Rises to defeat the princes of evil, American voters should finally stand up to this army of darkness.
The public has a right to know who's behind the hundreds of political ads with which we're being bombarded this year, who's giving what to whom -- not to mention our right to try to connect the dots and figure out what their motives are.
The secrecy campaign is a straightforward effort to preserve and protect corporate power and influence. It's about winning in politics and success in the marketplace.
Several Republican senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), the DISCLOSE Act's most ardent opponent, have spoken in favor of disclosure in the past.
As an activist who spends enormous amounts of time these days lending my semi-celebrity to campaigns, I'm just as prone to rooting around in the weeds...
Republicans don't want government involved in health care. Their plan is to give free rein to health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical providers to charge you the highest prices the market will bear.
Conservatives across the country are fighting legal battles to keep their sugar daddies secret. Why? The right wing opposes disclosure laws because the super-rich just might be bullied and harassed by the rest of us who want to know who's buying our elections.