Michigan’s Stabenow Becomes Climate Denier Pod Person; White House Open to Limits on EPA

By: Thursday March 31, 2011 12:30 pm

The EPA’s power to enforce the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and regulation of climate change gases is one of the Tea-GOP’s favorite targets. Unfortunately, Debbie Stabenow and other Dems helping them.


Rockefeller, Brown, Boxer to Push Reid on Including Public Option in Senate Bill Today

By: Wednesday October 7, 2009 12:31 pm

I’m hearing from sources about a letter to Harry Reid from a collection of liberal Senators, led by Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Sherrod Brown, insisting that Reid publicly commit to putting a public option in any health care bill that reaches the Senate floor.

“I’m Glad I Lost, Because I Now Know That I Was Wrong”

By: Saturday October 3, 2009 9:00 am

Those words came from former cattle rancher, Wyoming governor, and US Senator Cliff Hanson, one of the leading voices against the expansion of Grand Teton National Park in the 1940s. I’d love to hear some of today’s GOP senators say the same about health care reform in twenty years.

Amendments to Watch For Tuesday and Beyond

By: Monday September 28, 2009 3:30 pm

When the Senate Finance Committee starts work again on Tuesday things should get heated. Here are some of the more interesting amendments to watch out for.

Three Public Option Amendments Submitted For Baucus’ Bill

By: Saturday September 19, 2009 4:00 pm

A total of three different public options have been offered as amendments to Baucus’ bill. The three public options run the gambit from the robust to the weak.

Let Them Go To Berlin

By: Wednesday June 25, 2008 4:02 pm

45 years ago, John F. Kennedy gave a speech in Berlin, urging those who do not understand freedom to come to Berlin. Steny Hoyer and his Democratic colleagues who are busy carrying water for BushCo’s warrantless wiretapping and telecom immunity might want to listen to what Kennedy had to say.

Why Did Reid Pull the Telecom Bill?

By: Tuesday December 18, 2007 8:38 am

I’d like to believe that Harry Reid pulled the telecom bill yesterday because members of the Senate actually did realize how shameless and horrifying their soliloquies on behalf of the poor beleaguered telecos made them sound, but I’m skeptical. As I listened to Barb “Ma Kettle” Mikulski (D-LCD) on the floor of the Senate pining for the days when “blackberries wuz sumpin’ yew put on yer breakfast cereal,” I didn’t pick up an iota of self awareness that might clue her into the fact that having such an intellectually shiftless luddite as a sitting US Senator, charged with making tech policy, was a national embarrassment. Of course she reached the conclusion the telecoms were great patriots who were only doing their civic duty. She’s thick as a brick.

The Democratic Leadership Is Complicit in Torture

By: Sunday December 9, 2007 7:54 am

Let’s not tell lies to ourselves, Americans: the blood is on all our hands. It’s all of our continuing responsibility, not to erase our history or actions, but to make all them public, to change our ways and reform, not because we expect the world to forgive us (would you?), but because there is no other way to rescue ourselves. . . from ourselves.

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