Adios, DeMintia!

Tea Party ideologue Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced his resignation last week to take the reins at the conservative Heritage Foundation from longtime head Edwin Feulner. Feulner’s poking into seven-figure compensation easily means the quitting junior senator won’t be slumming off a measly $175,000 government salary next month.

The notorious South Carolina filibustering obstructionist should have Heritage Foundation staffers ordering a pallet load of Rolaids.… [Read more]

Fractured Government, Ideology and the Abuse of Power

This week the US Senate proved to every American it is fractured. The defeat of the United Nations Treaty, which would have  given to people with disabilities around the world, the same protections people in this country have under the Americans with Disabilities Act, was an act of defiance by 38 Republican senators.

Ex-Senator Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP standard bearer, was in the well of the Senate giving his support of the Treaty but that did not sway the Republican senators who voted no to the measure.… [Read more]

What Standing Do the People Have in the Dirty Game of Politics?

My north Jersey neighborhood is pretty Republican. In fact, I claim on my blog site, Liberaloutpost , that the area is so Republican that even birds don’t have left wings. Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it doesn’t change the fact that there’s not a whole lot of political debate going on.… [Read more]