Category: Congress

Being Smart Has Nothing to Do With It

Think Progress reports on a little brouhaha going on within the House Republican caucus. The GOP-controlled House will vote on a proposed 20-week abortion ban next Thursday — the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case…

Who Regrets Slavery? Not Steve Scalise

I know that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) doesn’t have “a racist bone in his body,” but it’s hard to reconcile that with his actions. The third-ranking member of the House Republican leadership didn’t just attend a neo-Nazi conference in 2002,…

A Socialist Sets the Budget

I’m one of those geeks who actually enjoys looking at (and even trying to predict) who serves on which committees in Congress, so I am actually always abreast of who is on the verge of taking over as the chairman…

That Takes a Lot of Chutzpah

Our newly minted Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said the following in the course of making some prepared remarks, yesterday. “Let’s pass legislation that focuses on jobs and the real concerns of the Middle Class. “After so many…

I Told You They Were Out to Screw You

I guess it was back in the mid-nineties, before all that impeachment nonsense, when it first began to dawn on me that the Republican Party was really just an unbelievably malevolent force that never said what it meant and whose…

Mike and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah like to get attention, but they don’t necessarily have any strategic sense. This is particularly true about short-game strategic thinking, although they may be having more long-game success at influencing…