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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.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal's Last, Best Legislative Chance

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Senate does not pass the bill by the end of the 111th Congress, then kiss any chance of DADT's legislative repeal goodbye for the next two years.

Israeli Military Commander Acts As a Dictator Towards Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Israelis are showing that the original Zionist theory of lusting for the land, without its people, continues to be the main pillar of this right-wing Israeli government.

Exceptional Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America is truly supposed to be exceptional in all things, why do other countries -- almost without exception -- decide our governmental structure isn't really for them, when it comes time to choose?

Obama and Bright Lines in the Sand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama again refused to give a strong defense of the public option himself. By doing so, he just dug the hole deeper. What exactly does Obama stand for in the health care debate?

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.