It's that time of year again: Republicans seek to enact massive spending cuts in exchange for increasing the debt ceiling. If no agreement is reached, the United States defaults on its debt, plunging the economy into an apocalyptic scenario that would be even worse than Greece. But what should Democrats do to counter this gambit? Should they give in to Republican demands and accede spending cuts in exchange for a debt ceiling increase? Trade cuts to Obamacare, perhaps? Soften their position on the
I'd like to pose a very simple question to my readers, particularly on the right side of the political spectrum:
Is the new maxim about anti-gun-control going to be "guns don't kill people, people kill people, unless they're Eric Holder's guns"?
Much has been made of President Obama's "apology tour" - as if the US needs to apologize, says the right. It turns out that, surprise-surprise, these right-wingers are hypocrites. Why?
Well, in 1988 the US government apologized for the internment of those of Japanese ancestry during World War II.
But surely President Reagan vetoed it, right?
Nope. He signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, full text here:
I think I'm a socialist. I just seriously told someone I wanted to nationalize half the economy just for starters. How the hell have I fallen this far?
Spread this far and wide, Volconvo. We can't let the Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 pass.
In response to kiddy fiddlers, here's what will happen. Internet providers will be forced to keep a record of a) your online activity, b) your address, c) your bank account and credit card information, and d) your IP address(es). And given that it was introduced by that loathsome spawn of Satan - by which I mean Lamar Smith, for whom all sane Austin, TX residents