Our country could implode and this crowd would still desert their posts to take their paid vacations -- on our dime. Who else among us hard-working, struggling Americans receives five weeks off with pay these days?
There is a very real chance that the Republican voters in Kentucky and South Carolina will vote for the Tea Party challengers because they view their senators as too moderate -- and that is problematic.
We are seeing Republicans in the House as well as the Senate speak out against extremist proposals on government spending levels. What exactly do the extremists propose?
Opposing can be so exhausting! No wonder Congress gave itself a five-week vacation. Maybe the prez needs a new approach when they get back... ...
Maybe "doomed" is a little overstated, but he's certainly facing an uphill battle that his campaign hasn't seen since he first ran 30 years ago. Here are four reasons the minority leader may soon be saying farewell to the upper chamber.
Between killing innovation and beating a dead horse, the phrase 'GOP leadership' has stamped its walk-of-shame footprints in oxymoronic cement, to join the likes of 'jumbo shrimp' and 'political science.'
Erick Erickson and Eliot Spitzer debate the impact of The Trial on race and justice. Is refusing to even talk about race a form of "colorblind racism?" Then: amateur boxer Harry Reid TKO's Mitch McConnell on the filibuster and Eliot compares the week he resigned to his relaunch week -- "solitude" vs. "tsunami."
As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.
This week's battle should be a learning moment for the American people. Who'll have the courage and honesty to tell them the truth? Who will lead the battle to restore American democracy?
The whole idea of democracy is government by the people, of the people, and for the people, so why is it that anything but the votes of the people are allowed to decide political measures?
Tuesday is shaping up as D-Day in the Senate's battle over the filibuster, with Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell squaring off in a conflict that most Americans are ignoring but which has important implications for our government.
An extraordinary meeting is taking place today, which all 100 senators have been invited to attend. This should really not be an extraordinary thing -- you'd think that all senators meeting together would just be an actual floor session in the Senate -- but it is because it's actually a political meeting, with the doors closed.
Grinding the federal government to a halt by abusing the filibuster is just one of the strategies that a handful of fossil fuel companies are using to undermine our democracy to keep their near-monopoly status in politics.
Half-measures hand power to the opponents: They make the positive impacts of law or procedural change murkier, but stir opponents to action nonetheless.
Inglis's point of view about getting rid of all energy subsidies has hit a supportive chord with many. Yet others in the Republican Party consistently continue to define climate change as an elitist hoax, junk science with a lack of evidence, or part of God's plan.