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If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will, if implemented, and as I've argued elsewhere, result in the death of national and state sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, and ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 07:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Most of the critical attention given to the Fast Track Trade Agreement legislation and to the associated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Congressional – Executive Agreement on mainstream corporate ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 12:51 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
An Open Letter to the Leaders of a Rival Government of the United States and Its Ringleader, Senator Tom Cotton: It has come to our attention while observing your letter to the government of Iran ...
by Eric Stetson
Comment Count 183 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 04:40 PM PDT with 277 Recommends
Forget the Trinity. Or any monotheistic god. Or the Congregation of Angels. Or the Communion of Saints. It's the Number Five, Numero Quinto, the Supremest Five of the Supremes, Scalia, Thomas, ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Uh-oh. Don't you hate it when this happens? When you get caught deleting investigators' files -- the same investigators investigating your Bush-era wrong-doing. What are you going to do -- well if ...
by jamess
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 07:18 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Back in the old days we had common enemies, from the rockasaurus to the sabertooth alley cat we, as humans were united in battling for our collective survival. Things were going fine and we all ...
by beau de lair
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 07:07 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
McClatchy : Feinstein said the [CIA torture report] declassification vote now likely will be April 3 ...[after]... Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats ... have added substantially to the ...
by emorej a Hong Kong
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
Let's thank Colorado Senator Mark Udall, for his recent courage, including public release of March 4 letter to White House on CIA resistance to Senate oversight. As the first of a series of ...
by emorej a Hong Kong
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 05:01 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Senate Intelligence Committee staff were investigating the Central Intelligence Agency's Bush/Cheney-era torture programs.* The compromise agreement between the Intelligence Committee and the CIA ...
by Simplify
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 02:12 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Senate Intelligence Committee member Mark Udall’s public release of this letter , addressed to President Obama, invites the question of why didn’t Udall hold the letter back long enough to ...
by emorej a Hong Kong
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 04:15 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Note : due to popular objections, I've changed the Post Title to be more factually accurate. My original rhetorical title was: The Grid-Lockers vs the Rights of Workers to be Decided by The ...
by jamess
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 10:32 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I had a very conservative Civics teacher in high school, to say the least, and my hand ached from writing notes at the end of her classes. But she did me one favor for this liberal here: she opened ...
by Stephen Daugherty
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 09:22 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
PA House Republican Daryl Metcalfe (12th District - Butler county), after introducing legislation to stop enforcement of any new federal guns and ammunition restrictions in Pennsylvania, is now ...
by ProgressivePatriotPA
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 01:47 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Some here may remember that I was very active in the Senatorial campaign of Jim Webb against George Allen in 2006. Besides the fact that I could not stand Allen, my reasons included several things ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 05:58 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Constitution, Article II, Sec. 2, Cl. 3: The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 333 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:28 AM PST with 103 Recommends
The best point Jon Stewart made in his epic breakdown-slash-takedown of gun enthusiasts last night, is his ultimate conclusion that they are motivated mainly by "imaginary Hitler," i.e., this ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 211 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:41 AM PST with 79 Recommends
President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today despite his veto threat. The law now restricts detainee transfers out of military prisons in Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay.
by Magnifico
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 03:33 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Man shot by Cheney: 'Accidents do and will happen' CNN February 20, 2006 Harry Whittington said Friday he was sorry for what Dick Cheney and his family have "had to go through" after the vice ...
by Simplify
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 02:27 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Well, I'm trying to get this column syndicated (and thus have a decent job), but for now, you guys get it for free. My mother asks “Why do we have Congress instead of a parliament?” Basically, ...
by Ponder Stibbons
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 04:26 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
This morning, I learned on this site that the ...
by FischFry
Comment Count 53 comments on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 11:37 AM PST with 23 Recommends