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Why Ron Johnson's lawsuit really hurts my brain

Published Aug. 5, 2014

Good news, everybody! Wisconsin's senior Sen. (and man, is that a tough phrase to type) Ron Johnson, Republican, is appealing the dismissal of his lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, so the hilarity can continue for the foreseeable future.


Lawmakers weigh conflicting marching orders

Published Nov. 1, 2013

The way forward for the national GOP remains unclear. Party chairman Reince Priebus is going to have some difficult decisions to make. He's already on the clock for 2014.


Moderates deal with aftermath of health care debate

Published March 22, 2010

The fight over health care reform ended late Sunday night, but the real fun is just beginning. Check out this mythical conversation between a mythical moderate Republican Congressman and a mythical moderate Democratic Congressman at a pub in Washington, D.C.


George Washington warned us this could happen

Published March 10, 2010

Every year, the U.S. Senate marks George Washington's birthday by reading his farewell address, in which he warns about the evils of party politics. The fight to pass a recent jobs bill proved that our first president knew what he was talking about.


Congress should leave college football, BCS alone

Published May 12, 2009

The only thing worse than having sports columnists, talk-radio hosts and fans argue about whether college football needs a playoff system is allowing politicians to weigh in on the debate. Congress is actually spending time, money and brainpower figuring out how it can force college football mucky-mucks to have a playoff system. One congressman from Texas, Joe Barton, has introduced legislation that would make it illegal for the NCAA to call a game a national championship unless it was the result of a playoff.

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Cutting Congress

"Congressmen get $174,000 a year....cut their pay in half, cut their time in Washington in half, cut their staff in half, send them home. Let them get a job like everybody else back home has."  Rick Perry   Iowa campaign adCongress has an abysmal approval rating in the po...

Scared To Debt

Sunday July 31st, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL   The older I get and the longer my grandparents are gone, the more I realize how brilliant they were. They had their faults as all humans do, but their all around philosophies on life and methods of carrying them out that I ridiculed as a child are...

Political Contrasts: Jim Clyburn and Jim DeMint

From Tarzan to Shakespeare to John F. Kennedy, contrasts, comparing opposites, have been an effective means of expressing ideas, motivating mass behavior and characterizing people and their positions. "Let me compare thee to a summer's day," the British bard wrote in his famous ...

House Approves Legislation to Protect TRICARE

House Approves Legislation to Protect TRICARE HR 4887 Approved by a Vote of 403-0! On March 19, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) introduced legislation, HR 4887, which would explicitly state that TRICARE and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) health plans meet all the hea...

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