Anti-Abortion Legislative Felony

...Citizen rights and the law have gone dark. No lights. Almost nobody home. Almost nobody to say, wait just one damn minute -- this is not about overturning Roe v. Wade. This is about a governing elite putting themselves above the law and violating it. This is about a governing elite trying to hide behind the doctrine of legislative immunity when, in reality, they have committed legislative felony....

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If Teachers Were Congressmen

...It has always been my opinion that there is something inherently wrong with the practice of giving lobbyists the right to buy congressmen's votes, allowing them to bribe congressmen by giving them money if they promise to vote the way they want them to, while threatening to punish them (by not giving them money) if congressmen do not do as they have been told. Really now, what an insane way to govern a country, something akin to opening the doors of a whorehouse to a wild rage of dangerous sexual predators...

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Asbestos Bill: more Enron accounting from the GOP

And, I'm afraid to say, not only from them. (Earlier diary.)

The Senate Budget Committee Democratic staff come through with a bit of sanity in the shape of a twelve page report (PDF) which succinctly and comprehensibly outlines what the bill is supposed to achieve and why it's likely to fail at enormous expense to the US taxpayer.

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Voter ID is “a Lot to Have to Go Through for a Constitutional Right,” says Indiana Judge

 

 

 

Voter ID is “a Lot to Have to Go Through for a Constitutional Right,” says Indiana Judge

Although the 2008 presidential election showed unprecedented increases in turnout from underrepresented citizens, their rates of voter registration and participation were still well behind the electorate in general. As we approach election season, this pattern may only continue. Instead of taking steps to improve the administration of elections to encourage and facilitate voter participation from eligible citizens, lawmakers and elected officials are back to raising barriers to voting by implementing strict voter ID laws, as illustrated through high profile court battles, ballot initiatives, and fast-moving legislation

An appeal to an Indiana’s court’s decision to shut down the state’s notorious voter ID law as unconstitutional was heard last week in the state Supreme Court.

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