A package of Republican-sponsored bills will institute roadblocks and obstacles to voting for hundreds of thousands of Virginians, a group of House and Senate Democrats said in a Monday press conference.
The House and State Senate, in separate votes on Tuesday, advanced legislation that Democratic critics say will incease barriers to voting for hundreds of thousands of Virginians.
Like most Republicans, Thomas Hobbes did not believe in Republicanism. He was an absolutist; one guy in charge. (Although it has been argued that a single body like Cromwell’s Parliament qualified in an absolutist way as ‘one guy’.) What can’t be argued is Hobbes clearly thinks it is from here the Social Contract is formed–the rules by which we live together.
“But there’s no way you’re better off than you were four years ago.” “Um, well …” “Seriously. You just can’t be.” “But I am.” The script on his computer screen didn’t have any direction for what he was supposed to say next. Dangerous, having him wing it.
You want to know what’s wrong with this country? It’s not that we can’t agree on what direction we need to go in to get business running as close to full capacity as possible, get our kids the best educations, make sure that we all have access to the best health-care system in the world, and the rest
Republicans do. Might not be what the country needs now. Focusing on balancing the budget in a time when we’re worried about another economic slowdown makes no sense. But hey, give them credit, that’s where we are right now. Why? Because the GOP is on message, and Democrats … are rudderless. I’ll give President Obama [...]
Republicans have found a handy tool – the filibuster – in their ongoing battle to kneecap Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the good news. The bad news – well, good luck to the GOP when it gets the keys to the White House and majorities in Congress back. “With little time left in this [...]
“Unemployment remaining unchanged at 9.5 percent and the loss of over 130,000 jobs once again confirms that President Obama’s economic policies have failed to create sustainable job growth.” This is what passes for statesmanship these days, I guess. The quote is from Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. I get it. He has to say [...]
Polls are what they are – snapshots in time with value dependent upon a variety of factors. They can tell us a lot, or they can tell us nothing. Trouble is most of the time there’s a fine line between them telling us a lot or nothing, and we’re usually not aware of the distinction [...]