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'Sanctuary Cities' Bill on Senate Floor Is Unsafe and Unwise

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The truth is that anti-immigrant groups are less concerned about public safety and more concerned with reducing overall levels of immigration, particularly people of color.

Pebble Mine: Down to Lawyers, Lobbyists and Legislators

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

The company hasn't given up on its dreams to build a colossal mine at the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery. Last January, with the sale of special warrants to existing investors, it raised about $15 million -- almost half of which came from a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands. Where is the money going? Not to mining but to lawyers and lobbyists.

How Senator Vitter Lost His Food Fight

Jeremy Haile | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Haile

The purpose of the Vitter amendment was apparently to take a mean-spirited swipe at an unpopular constituency while putting opponents on the defensive. And at first it seemed to work.

Conservative Carbon

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

David Vitter is a conservative Republican from Louisiana, the ranking minority member on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and in the case of a carbon tax, blinded by his ideology.

Denial Isn't Just a River in Egypt

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

"The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet." -- Mark Twain In a way, Mark...

Vitter Riding High Despite 'Very Serious Sin' With D.C. Madam

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Alpert The Times-Picayune/Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) When Sen. David Vitter admitted in 2007 to a "very serious sin" after his ...

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Bernanke Confirmation: One Hot Committee Room

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cate Long

A fight's a'brewin in room 538 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building... This is the committee room of the Senate Banking Committee...

Senator Vitter on Video: I Don't Know if Loving Was Correctly Decided

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

Loving v. Virginia was a unanimous Supreme Court decision that declared state anti-miscegenation (interracial marriage) laws unconstitutional. It is simply not credible for any lawyer to claim ignorance about it.