Post Tagged with: "Congress"

by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Too Right to Be Wrong

As it now stands, the Republican Party has convinced a segment of the population that government is antithesis to the health of this nation. It has enabled a radical collection of far-right congressmen to eschew all compromise and centralized party direction. Tea Party politicians in Congress can afford, even relish, the political ramifications of a shutdown because, after forty years of anti-government rhetoric, these congressmen only need to re-affirm to their voters that government cannot function.

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by / on June 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Voters-R-Us

It is readily evident that an honest and sound debate cannot occur in Congress when (ultimately, at least) one of the primary effects of a bill is to inject millions of new voters into the electorate.

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by / on November 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The Gap in the Sand

Both sides are going to have to bend, but in this instance, the Republicans must be prepared to bend a little more. This does not mean the GOP needs to give up fiscal conservatism, but it does mean it must be willing to listen to the American people and to put nation and party before unyielding ideology.

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by / on July 28, 2012 at 10:56 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Don’t Forget About Congress

Everyone should go vote in November and follow not just the presidential race, but also the congressional ones. Everyone should strive to be well informed on all the candidates’ positions.

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by / on July 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Here Comes Your 33rd Nervous Breakdown

Thirty-three is the number of times the House has voted to repeal The Affordable Care Act. Thirty-three. I understand the notion of “politicking”, and I understand that election years inherently hurt the legislative process. But there has to be a threshold. There has to be a point when Congress can no longer be called a legislative body, when it no longer deserves the seal of the United States.

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:52 am / in Congress, Domestic, Election, Interview, New York

Running in the 15th District

Clyde Williams, a potential challenger for the 15th Congressional District of New York, is laying the groundwork for a campaign against longtime representative Charles Rangel.

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by / on March 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm / in Opinion

Falling on the Sword

This is a difficult, volatile issue in a time of small minds and big egos — good luck finding enough members of Congress willing to fall on the sword and make immigration reform a reality. But if any issue demands bipartisan care and attention, it is this one — we must find a way forward.

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by / on April 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Opinion

Saving Chairman Ryan

You can say whatever you want about House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R- WI), but you can’t deny this—the man has cojones.

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by / on May 6, 2006 at 10:48 am / in Business, Congress, Domestic, Judicial, Organizations, World

Digital Neocolonialism or Benevolent Hegemony?

The Internet’s capacity for making information seamlessly accessible is even more impressive given its largely unregulated and decentralized nature. This freedom from regulation has allowed superior technologies like Google to quickly make themselves the standard. Yet although the protocols and codes for the Internet belong to the private sector, important components of the Internet rest within the grasp of a single power: the United States government.

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by / on May 2, 2005 at 11:31 am / in Congress, Domestic

The Rise of Harry Reid

The boldness of the recently chosen leading Senate Democrat was surprising given his moderate record, but appropriate given the current political climate. Reid normally exhibits outspoken moderation, which is emblematic of the larger uncertainty within the Democratic Party as a whole.

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