Tagged: congress

Wildfires Rage As Trump and Co. Fiddle

While the southeast drowns, the west burns. But you’d never know about that from the national debate. Politicians have fallen about themselves to be the first, the loudest, the most patriotic supporter of those poor souls ravaged by Harvey and Irma. Yet there’s been little said about the wildfires. And...

constitutional powers

Constitutional Powers of the Presidency In 2016

  The constitutional powers and duties of the president are outlined in Article II. In spite of popular belief, far fewer explicit powers are granted to the president in Article II than to Congress in Article I.   Two passages in our governing document have provided the basis for the...

quiet revolution

Quiet Revolution From The Least Expected

  When Hillary wins in November, she’ll carry enough Democrats with her to capture the Senate and reduce the Republican majority in the House better enabling the passage of progressive legislation. She’ll continue the job of fundamentally transforming the country that President Obama started, cementing judicial backing in the Supreme...

decisions

When A Couple Of Decisions Don’t Go Your Way

  In another example of flailing, writhing hysteria over the gay marriage and Obamacare decisions, GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would subject the justices to retention elections. Retention elections are a common feature at the state court level, so the idea is hardly...

TPA

Why the Great Fear of TPA?

  Although House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led the charge to vote against the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), a provision of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that Democrats normally support, the failure of TAA on the floor only delayed the final Congressional vote of TPA until next week; thus, not...

unelected tyrants

Looks Like They Aren’t Unelected Tyrants In Black Robes

  The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) should be limited to only returning laws to Congress based on their constitutionality. Under no circumstances should SCOTUS (or any other court) be given the power to write, modify or cancel laws enacted through the Constitutionally enumerated powers of Congress.  ...

compromise

Compromise in the Age of Partisanship

  Our forefathers, resistant to political parties, recognized the plight that would come to affect our government if partisanship arose. Today, our political world suffers from a lack of levelheaded communication, and is often hindered by an inability to compromise. The core of our democracy—its citizenry—relies on being politically involved and informed....