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Checks and Balances

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.

Rangel and the Ghosts of Censure

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Rangel is among an uncomfortably long list of Black lawmakers being probed by the House Ethics Committee, and many wonder out loud about the motivations.

Censure Zach Wamp?

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

How anyone -- having chosen to stand with Jefferson Davis on the side of nullification and secession -- could then have the effrontery to appear at a Lincoln Day dinner is beyond my poor powers of comprehension.

Poll: Majority Of Republicans Oppose Wilson's "You Lie" Outburst

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If, as expected, many House Republican officials rally behind Joe Wilson for his "you lie" moment during the House debate on Wilson today, they will b...

Jeff Muskus

Wilson Facing Possible Censure Head-On | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rather than keep a low profile, Rep. Joe "You lie!" Wilson (R-S.C.) returned to the scene of the crime -- or, at least, the clear violation of House r...

Joe Wilson: Don't Censure - Take His Time

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Mumbled apologies or standing up in front of everybody for questionable dress downs doesn't really do much for moving forward. It just gets people madder and more resentful.

Censure Rep. Joe Wilson

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Green

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has launched a petition asking Congress to censure Rep. Joe Wilson.