The American Legislative Exchange Council has an enormous amount of power in state legislatures. Not as well known is the power it wields within our court system.
If Lugar is a centrist than the true centrist position is an extreme left position just as Republicans insist and everything the left of that is beyond the pale
The conservative justices want to kill the ACA. If they do, it will mark the beginning of the end for anything meaningful to emerge as long as Republicans have a majority in any branch of government.
Republican women claim to be against abortions, but statistics don't support this hypocritical stance. It's possible that conservative women have just as many abortions as liberal women.
One of the worst things that the Tea Party has done is push the championing of an uncompromising legislative branch in the name of liberty. Sadly, all too many politicians have fallen for this dangling carrot of immediate gratification at the eventual expense of democracy.
In developing countries and dictatorships it’s not unusual or unexpected for the judicial system to be corrupt and biased. In America, it used to be a source of pride that our judicial system was fair and followed the letter of the law. Apparently, those days are gone and we are seeing the result of biased court decisions in this election cycle with unprecedented corporate donations to Republican candidates.
The pros and cons of abortion aside, Dobson seems to miss one of the original purposes of the Constitution, which was to protect the American people from “excesses of democracy” of local legislatures, which tended to run roughshod over the rights of the minority.
The American political system assumes that all parties will behave responsibly and continue to try to govern the nation even through disagreement. For one party to completely withdraw from the process and insist on their status as “a government in exile” is something the Founders never foresaw.
A Senate committee on Wednesday voted to eliminate limits on liability that oil companies would face for damages stemming from offshore spills like the one in the Gulf of Mexico. The President signaled his support for higher or no caps on liability for oil companies earlier this month. While it may seem like this is just another meaningless vote, a closer examination reveals a huge paradigm shift under way, and it would be wise for voters to pay attention.
The Right Wing is revealing both the dearth of their values as well as the utter emptiness in their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan by focusing on her looks. This is on par with the Republican Party’s oppression of women platform, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet the fact that they are so graceless as to come out with the hideously appalling criticisms they did is still shocking.
Is the GOP being honest in their critique of Kagan? The round up of Conservative's arguments against Kagan appears to be baseless, hypocritical and perhaps grounded in her fight against corporate influence on elections.
One of the tell tale signs of how a Supreme Court nominee is going to fare is always the initial criticism of the opposition. So far the right wing has hit President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagen with allegations that she a socialist (Glenn Beck), hates the military (Bill Kristol), and is a bad driver (National Review). I didn’t realizing that driving was a constitutional issue.
Senior White House advisor David Axelrod was on Meet the Press today, where defended Obama's criticism of the recent Supreme Court decision on campaign finance at the State of the Union. Axelrod said, "I certainly think it was appropriate for the president to talk about the threat that this decision brings to our democracy."
Palin's most powerful nemesis, McCain/Palin campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, will soon return the fire Palin unloaded on him from her book, “Going Rogue”. Operation Palin Apocalypse officially commences Sunday night when Schmidt appears on 60 minutes. The only question remaining is how low will they go? This is the GOP after all. The party of Rovian election tactics.
Michael Steele is in full damage control mode after Arlen Specter left the GOP. Steele claimed that Specter is a left winger who the Republicans look forward to beating in 2010. Yeah, Republicans are going to beat Specter the same way that Steele promised they were going to win the House special election in New York.
There's an email going around spreading fear into the hearts of home gardeners across America...People who love to garden or finally resorted to gardening to avoid food poising from our less-than regulated food supply courtesy of the under-staffed Bush FDA are now terrified that the Food Police are coming to our backyards to dig up our heirloom tomatoes and force us to eat hormone-injected, dyed-red tomatoes that taste like plastic.
A new report released by Essential Information and the Consumer Education Foundation found that Wall S
In regards to President Obama's new stimulus package, Ohio Republican House Minority Leader John
The nonpartisan group Consumer Watchdog today called on Google to stop their rumored lobbying effort to in
Rush Limbaugh fired back at Barack Obama today, after Obama told Republicans last week that they nee