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]

American Exceptional Stupidity: Disowning Treaty Based on Americans with Disabilities Act

Ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should have been a slam-dunk celebratory endorsement. Hell, the treaty, based on the Americans With Disabilities Act, was already ratified by 126 nations. This should have been a ceremonial gala of world society righting a fundamental wrong, had the hyperpartisan, Tea Bag ghost-fearing Right not imagined farcical “black helicopters” nefariously vectored in from U.… [Read more]