While the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act has been touted as a way to combat counterfeiting online worldwide, its overly excessive means will surely cause harm beyond posing a threat to free speech.
by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Riding the media blitz that followed the DREAM Act's recent defeat, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) an...
This debate -- ostensibly about the rights of American Muslims to build a community center a few blocks from Ground Zero -- is really about the rights of Muslim Americans to be just that: both Muslim and American.
Beck leads a pack of royalist Republicans who have spent the summer mocking, vilifying and denigrating the nation's 14.5 million unemployed workers. The unemployed are fighting back, however.
To Republicans, the unemployed -- along with the un-rich -- deserve only disrespect. And they've been heaping it on.
It's one thing for Senator Hatch to parrot a list of conservative talking points about Kagan's substantive record. But for Senator Hatch to claim that Kagan has a "lack of experience," is a shameful insult to General Kagan.
Kagan, as is well known by now, clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court's first African-American. Apparently, there is no statute of limitations on the kind of attacks Marshall endured in life.
The Kagan hearings, or any Supreme Court hearings for that matter, are part of the war to win over the hearts and minds of America, to determine what kind of country we want this to become.
Supreme Court nominee hearings clearly bring out the worst in Republicans. The contradictions and hypocrisy seen in their differential treatment of Republican and Democratic candidates for the court are awe-inspiring.
It doesn't take much to see the irony in a politician simultaneously condemning waste in government while championing measures that further enable special interest participation in policy making.
"Mr. Chairman, and my fellow members of this committee: I'll keep my statement brief today, so that we'll all have an opportunity to engage in the kind of detailed questioning of the nominee that has been this committee's trademark."
Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim appeared on MSNBC this afternoon to discuss GOP Senator Orrin Hatch's (Utah) plan to drug test people receiving une...
Anonymity allows for brave as well as cowardly statements to be made that might not be made if the true identity of the speaker were disclosed, but such bravery is not often the case.
It's not about "belly up" as Senator Hatch suggests. It's about "pony up" and our nation's need to make tax laws more even-handed.
The President is gearing up for this battle -Both sides of the aisle he'll have to straddle Seeking broad bipartisan support -For his appointment to the High Court.
This health care thing has driven people crazier than Johnny Depp in a Max Fleischer cartoon on acid. Pro or con, your rhetoric better be cranked up t...