State of the Union

Posts in category “Congress”

Development of Non-Toxic 2016 GOP Agenda Continues Apace

The release of Rep. Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty “discussion draft” last week marks …

Posted July 30th, 2014

Derek Khanna Talks Cellphone Unlocking Victory, Copyright

After a popular online campaign to legalize cellphone unlocking, which allows a consumer …

Posted July 28th, 2014

Pentagon Audit Goes Once More Into the Breach

H.R. 5126 is the latest effort in a longstanding and increasingly bipartisan …

Posted July 21st, 2014

Congressional Quirkiness on Display @CongressEdits

Twitter has revolutionized the way constituents interact with their representatives in Congress. Will Wikipedia …

Posted July 17th, 2014

Stop the Impeachment Talk

The GOP would only help Harry Reid by trying to remove Obama.

Posted July 7th, 2014

The Chinese Embassy’s Embarrassing New Address

Chinese dissident and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo has a habit of …

Posted June 30th, 2014

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Is Also Netanyahu’s

Of course it isn’t yet clear what Eric Cantor’s stunning and decisive …

Posted June 12th, 2014

The VA’s Bureaucracy Always Wins—Until Now

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has been forced to resign. This bizarre …

Posted June 4th, 2014

Walter Jones and the Bush Tax Cuts

One bit of pushback I’ve encountered in response to today’s column about …

Posted May 5th, 2014

Conservative Sentencing Reform: Politically Savvy, Morally Right

Darlene Eckles was not a drug user or dealer when she was …

Posted April 29th, 2014

Ted Cruz and America’s “Nakba”

Avenging the the Iran hostage crisis is the latest excuse for sabotaging negotiations.

Posted April 9th, 2014

Catching On to the Pyrrhic Victory of a GOP Senate

And here you thought I was being all #slatepitch-y: In February, I …

Posted April 9th, 2014

CIA-Senate Feud Risks Partisan Impasse

Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, forged a reputation …

Posted March 19th, 2014

Pricing the Cost of a Congressman

Campaign donations always carry the whiff of something unsavory, but, aside from …

Posted March 17th, 2014

For GOP, Congress Is a Pair of Cement Shoes

When I said, in December, that we were “probably at peak Republican,” …

Posted March 17th, 2014

CIA May Have Spied on Congress’s Torture Probe

Late last night, McClatchy reported that the CIA inspector general has asked …

Posted March 5th, 2014

Protecting the Constitution from Executive Order

President Barack Obama has made it absolutely clear that he will rule …

Posted February 26th, 2014