Whether shutting it down temporarily or shrinking the government permanently, the facts are that doing so tends to hurt the people in Republican states more than other states and to greater degrees than Republican voters seem to realize or are willing to admit. On Friday, September 27th, The New York Times published Off the Charts: … More Republican Voters: You’re Shutting Down Yourselves and Your Neighbors
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The incredible growth of PACs, the death of vote splitting, and the demise of America’s cushiest retirement home Greg Russak‘s insight: An article with charts worth keeping at the ready, especially when the discussion turns to union versus corporate and trade group money. See on http://www.theatlantic.com
None of the revelations so far surrounding PRISM strike me as all that newsworthy. Our country’s leaders have had a long love affair with spying. The real question is why the sudden outrage and worry about the government abusing this power? Even better, where was the outrage from the right when Bush was doing it illegally? It … More Now We’re Angry About Spying?
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst For over a week, Republicans have refused to focus on anything but so-called scandal. And, it turns out, that’s exactly the way they want it. Greg Russak‘s insight: “It’s also important to note that Heritage Action is a registered 501(c)(4) organization. That means you and me are subsidizing the very … More We’re subsidizing the group that wants more GOP obstruction.
There was a hearing on Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Forces on the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that I suspect went unnoticed by most Americans. Fortunately, Common Dreams staff writer Lauren McCauley did a great job of summing it up here. Pentagon ‘Rewrites Constitution’ Affirming Endless War … More Look Who’s Rewriting The Constitution