Just when you thought Congressional job approval ratings couldn’t get any lower, they managed to set a new record. According to Gallup, Congress’s job approval rating is in the single digits for the first in the four decades that they have been polling the question.
|By: Alexa O'Brien Sunday November 10, 2013 1:59 pm|
The story of America, as told to us by the political establishment, is not unlike scripture that attempts to explain our circumstances in a manner that must be accepted as gospel. The truth is that America has been hijacked by powerful special corporate interests whose paths toward profit are lubricated by political accomplices complicit in a scheme that suppresses opportunity and freedom among the masses. Our state of denial has caused us to drift far from the nation we believe ourselves to be while holding tightly to an image of the nation we wish to be.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday October 30, 2013 1:30 am|
n inspiring tale of courage from our Congress…but then again, they are no different than our media or the rest of the nation. As those who read here and a few other select places know, the victims of drone attacks in Pakistan appeared before a Congressional Committee yesterday.
|By: DSWright Tuesday October 29, 2013 12:50 pm|
House members who plan to vote for these bills have no fear whatsoever of being so obviously in Wall Street’s pocket. The bill is exposed as being written by Wall Street lobbyists and no one cares? Then again, perhaps Wall Street writing the bills is so commonplace in DC that such a revelation is in no way surprising or worth further consideration by members of Congress.
|By: dakine01 Sunday October 27, 2013 4:00 pm|
I have worked on large, complex client-server applications for child welfare databases for various states. I have tested various applications or overseen testing as an IV&V contractor in multiple states. I was not at all surprised to hear that testing had been given short shrift because testing is pretty much always given short shrift. Invariably, the project schedule and “go-live” dates are seemingly graven in stone so when problems crop up, time has to be taken from other areas in order to meet the required date.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 21, 2013 10:45 am|
At the forefront of efforts to limit the political effects of this shift in public opinion is Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from California. She has used her status in the Senate as the chair of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee to help the NSA defend programs that have come under scrutiny.
|By: dakine01 Friday October 18, 2013 3:45 pm|
Well, the Republican Congressional Arson Committee was out-voted Wednesday and the government shutdown has ended and the debt ceiling has been raised. At least for a few months. Now come the analyses striving to set the Conventional Wisdom.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 14, 2013 1:45 pm|
At the forefront of intelligence community efforts to fully restore legitimacy to the massive surveillance apparatus that has grown since the September 11th attacks is Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
|By: Attaturk Monday October 14, 2013 1:30 am|
Congress has probably never been less popular (which is a bit like saying “Syphilis sees popularity dip”) but I’m going to peremptorily call bullshit on this one.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday October 10, 2013 1:05 pm|
At this point it’s not a secret, the 113th United States Congress has a remarkable aptitude for perpetually sucking at life and people are noticing and talking back.
Fuck you Congress.