Studies of how much Americans understand the workings of the government at all levels show that most have only the vaguest idea of how bills become laws. Thus Obama’s support among Hispanics has eroded because HE has not gotten immigration reform through Congress.
When it started it may have been a good thing. Today, not so much. “The history of lobbying in the United States is a chronicle of the rise of paid advocacy generally by special interests seeking favor in lawmaking bodies such as the United States Congress.
It all comes down to profits for those who have more to gain from war than peace. We have McCain in the Senate who never met a war he didn’t like. Why, because he can line his pockets with considerations.
The idea that Obama did NOT do anything on LGBT equality is something that HP has been suggesting almost from the very beginning of his first term. The same goes for his record on job creation. At the very moment that his historic decisions were producing their first effects, HP was eagerly joining the GOTP choir that was crying ‘Where are the jobs?’.
In June 1969, 45 years ago this month, the Cuyahoga River caught fire. It wasn’t the first time for this industrialized waterway, but on this occasion the fire garnered the attention of the nation, and at a time when environmental degradation was a burning [sic] issue.
Here’s a little music thread for all the Dads on their special day today, enjoy a few tunes dedicated to Dads while you try on that new tie, spray on that new cologne or wear that new bracelet your daughter made for you.
Welcome Planet folks to yet another Weekend Music Thread. I offer a hardy and warm welcome to any newcomers that may find their way here this weekend. I suspect, that if you’re here, you must be music lovers, so sit back and enjoy the picks of others, or post your favorite picks yourself.
Beatlex : Hi Miles! I heard the “POP”! MilesLong : Test Beatlex : You too AdLib! AdLib : Have to agree Beatlex, loved that smug Cantor’s smackdown! Have a great weekend! Beatlex : I have been watching hockey…I am Canadian after all.The Eric Cantor smack down was the best […]
It’s been another big news week so there’s a lot to discuss tonight in our weekly live chat about the week’s events, Vox Populi. Vox begins at 7:00 pm PDT and all members are invited to join this lively, fun and thoughtful conversation.
We are now witnessing the inevitable consequences of going into a war in a nation that posed no threats to the US, was politically stable, sectarian, where Shiites, Sunni and Christians lived side by side in relative harmony and al Qaeda was viewed as an enemy by all sides.
Who does ISIS have to thank for the deadbolts being broken on the doors to Iraq? They ought to commission a bathtub self portrait of George W. Bush out of gratitude.
Yes indeed, I have a new plan, for all of you. A plan of hope. A plan of adventure. A plan of such extraordinary magnitude as to take the breath, and challenge the senses, of all who would consider it. A plan to bind our common people in hope, and finally free our conscience for noble purpose.
When Huffington Post moved its comment platform for its in-house conversations mode to a Facebook platform, many HP Posters walked away. A number of them found a new home at the Planet and Daily Kos. Here’s why.
This is a continuation of my ongoing series of articles that deal with Modern Monetary Theory Today we are going to boil down parts 1-4 into a super-easy to understand “elevator pitch” for MMT. You may know what an elevator pitch/speech is, but for those that don’t here is how […]