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The daytime crowd for a townhall here in Kansas can be a rough one. It's normally the die hard Republicans who turn out, giving the party members an audience that goes rah-rah and eats up what they ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 115 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 05:34 PM PST with 249 Recommends
Or, what can Senator Heidi Heitkamp do for energy on the Agriculture Committee? Senator Heidi Heitkamp finds herself in an excellent position with regard to the creation of a new energy economy. ...
by ABlueKansas
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 08:43 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Given that the Supreme Court has become an embarrassment to the country it is probably time to consider some ways to improve it. Herewith some totally original ideas. Including doing away with ...
by zendogbasso
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 06:14 PM PST with 0 Recommends
I have never forgotten that this is a war, Justice Roberts, a long-standing, calculated war against the middle class and poor.
by artisanrox
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 12:53 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I have a republican relative whom I have text conversations with from time to time. This is a conversation that we had on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (the day before the ACA decision) and Thursday, ...
by marie10022
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 06:28 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Here’s a passage from Alistair Cooke’s America written some 40 years ago: "The Constitution is what the judges say it is."
 So it is.
 And since a majority of the nine decides everything, ...
by malcolm
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 03:24 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
OK. Let's be clear up front that everything I'm about to say will not have even the slightest effect on what passes as "thinking" among the Teabaggers. These are the people who are still demanding ...
by Jeff in Milwaukee
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 07:47 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I found this paragraph in an NPR article very helpful: Roberts said that the government, using its taxing power, could require people to have insurance or pay a penalty. True, he acknowledged, ...
by addikell
Comment Count 172 comments on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 07:07 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Sorry folks, but what I see is sort of stomach turning, reading so many rushing to praise Roberts here and elsewhere. One real victor here in the short term is the for-profit insurance industry, ...
by shpilk
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 06:26 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
So I am the 60 Senator guy. I thought and still think that getting 60 Senators was immensely important because that was the only way you can anything big done in Washington. Yes you need the House ...
by sageman
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 05:32 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
There's a great article in today's Slate which warns those who applaud the SCOTUS decision that Chief Justice Roberts has just laid the foundation to gut the Commerce Clause in the Constitution. ...
by Citizen Earth
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 01:29 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
In the end the mandate stands because it is a tax not a penalty and the federal government can't withhold all medicaid money from states if they don't expand who they cover under medicaid. But that ...
by wj
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Call it the Travel Call Gambit. The what? Well, you know how NBA refs never call travels? Actually they do. Frequently. They call traveling on guys way out from the basket where the infringement ...
by thresholder
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 10:07 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The four right-wing justices on the U.S. Supreme Court would be as laughable as the Four Marx Brothers if they were not sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court.
by MrTrueLiberal
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 08:13 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The Social Security Administration provides an online “actuarial table,” that is, a death chart, listing the fraction of males and ...
by Dr of Chaos
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 11:41 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
If you think Citizens United was bad, just give republicans a chance to pick the next one or more supreme court justices. Handing corporations free reign to manipulate the political system was only ...
by laborlou
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 04:48 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
A Gift That Was Not Theirs To Give: I received this email and thought it quite worthy of a pass around. Please help the “People For the American Way” to help undo what the Republican ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jan 15, 2011 at 08:28 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Should progressive bloggers begin routinely referring to the current very conservative, Republican-majority U.S. Supreme Court as the U.$. $upreme Court?
by pasuburbdem1
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Oct 14, 2010 at 04:51 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Don't get me wrong. I'm thrilled a Reagen appointee overturned that hateful garbage on the reasonable basis test. But let's remember a few things about the Roberts Court, the Supreme Court and ...
by angry liberaltarian
Comment Count 82 comments on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 05:27 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
When Roberts and his merry band of judges, were deciding the fate of America in the Citizens United v. FEC case, Citizens United v Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 50 (...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jun 25, 2010 at 02:34 AM PDT with 3 Recommends