Lucky Duckies May Get Their Wings Clipped By Top Hat GOP Congress

Simon Johnson on the vindictive absurdity of Republican plans to slash unemployment benefits: The jobs crisis was caused by recklessness in the financial sector, made possible by irresponsible deregulation (including a period when Republicans controlled Congress and the White House) and resulting in...

I Dare You To Not Pull A Boehner: Gabrielle Giffords Bids Farewell To The House of Representatives

A day late getting this up (which, in blog-time, is akin to a decade — bear with me, kids, it’s been awhile) but believe it’s noteworthy enough to warrant highlighting, even beyond the strict confines of the newscycle. ┬áBesides, every time a Kenyan Marxist posts footage of Speaker...

REJECTED! BAILOUT BILL KILLED IN THE HOUSE

The $700 Billion bailout bill, intended to prevent further economic collapse has just failed in the House of Representatives. I think it’s interesting at this point to note that this bill did not fail strictly along partisan lines, with significant numbers from both parties both voting for and against...

U.S. House of Representatives Apologizes for Slavery

Well it’s about damn time: The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws. “Today represents a milestone in our nation’s efforts to remedy the ills of...

Asking and Receiving

So I have a newfound interest in local politics, thanks to my negligent congresswoman Thelma Drake. I’ve been sniffing around her Democratic opponent this year, one Glenn Nye (please, no Bill Nye jokes), and in so doing, a commenter at the VBDems.org blog provided some very interesting polling data....

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