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Writer Condemns Citizens' Right to Protest Harmful Government Policies and Practices.

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

The writer compared this one-day sit-in which called attention to the many times the majority Speaker of the House has refused to allow discussion or voting on bills proposed by minority members to the 10 times in history that elected officials of both parties have "shut down our government," costing billions of dollars each time. Apples and oranges.

Junketeers, Two-Timers, Clients or Naifs?

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

22 Democratic and 36 Republican members of Congress spent a full week of the August recess in Israel rather than among the constituents they were elected to serve.

Hammering Homelessness

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Marcus Landsberg

Not homeless, shopping carts.  This isn't an issue about homeless in my representative's mind, it's about shopping carts. It's about cleanliness. 

5 Ways to Hold Political Representatives Accountable

Tom Spengler | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Spengler

Politicians may often vote in the favor of lobbyists or other personal interests, but that doesn't mean civic engagement should fly out the window. Keeping tabs on your legislators and actively participating in the political process is the first step to holding our politicians accountable.

One Easy Way to Fight Big Money Politics

Sherwin Siy | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology
Sherwin Siy

2012-08-28-scblog2.png I'm constantly reminded that the issues I work on -- copyright and telecommunications -- aren't often on the front page. But over the past year, the groundswell of passionate citizens has become more vocal on these issues.

Be Careful How You Sign Documents

Brad Reid | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

Considering how well established the signature liability rules are it is surprising that there are still ambiguous situations created by both the writers and signers of documents.

The Forked Tongue of Congress

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

My respect for members of Congress has sunk even lower than my respect for the Supreme Court.

The Misrepresented Majority

Terry Newell | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

Does our election process no longer produce Congresspeople who understand and adequately represent majority views? If so, how did we get to that point? One part of the answer may lie in how congressional districts are created.

Super Congress or Star Chamber?

Joel Weinberger | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

Here's where we are now. A committee, grandiosely labeled a "Super Congress" will essentially decide whether and how much we'll cut and whether and h...

Budget Politics

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Forget about "balancing." Forget about "long-term plans." Forget about campaigning, and start governing. Start making a substantial payment for the increase in spending this year.

WATCH: Planned Parenthood Is Your Friend

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Planned Parenthood, thanks for giving me affordable birth control so I could sleep with dudes who are really good at sex but who would make horrible f...

Dear Fellow Owners

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pat Choate

I never wanted to own part of a bank, insurance company, or automaker. But now I do. If you are a U.S. citizen, you do too.

Congress on Sale! Saints of the Hill Who Take Less Than $20,000 in Health Care $$ - The List - Part VI

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

While they land on either side of the fence on the issue, these are some of the most interesting players in the unfolding health care reform drama.

Meet Mike Crapo: Lawmakers Who Twist Tongues With Difficult Last Names

Politco | Erika Lovley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Nearly 25 percent of Capitol Hill lawmakers have surnames that are hard enough to pronounce that they're listed in the Congressional Quarterly pronunc...