July 2011

Kagan and Obamacare COI

Did Elena Kagan mislead the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing when answering questions about her level of involvement in ObamaCare? Forty-nine House members have signed a letter to the House Judiciary Committee demanding an investigation of that ques

Does Bernie know about Eric Cantor's ties to market

Please ask Senator Sanders if he's aware of the recent news that Eric Cantor has ties to a bond fund that makes its money by short selling the bond market. Isn't that a conflict of interest when he's supposed to be working on a plan to fund the government? What are the rules for congress members with regards to monetary benefit if the government can no longer function?

Inspection- Ken's Flag Flying Rule

"The more someone flies a 'flag' and must display it, 'defend it,' the less of a patriot, or a 'true American,' they are."

And I mean that in the widest, metaphoric, sense. As well as quite literal.

Boy, am I going to hear it, publishing this on the Fourth of July weekend!

AN UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTION

AN UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTION

Say Goodbye to Collective Bargaining Rights for Teachers Today in Michigan

Today is a sad day in Michigan "Adolf Snyder" is due to sign the legislation to strip public employees of collective bargaining and eliminate teacher tenure. I guess months of protest in Lansing and around the state went on deaf ears.

http://www.mea.org/senate-passes-anti-collective-bargaining-anti-tenure-bills

Radioactive Cesium found in Japanese Children

How about a big round of applause for Obama’s GE and Jeffrey Immelt

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_35.html

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Would a Democratic President Wield Power as Ruthlessly as Trump?

Thom plus logo Interestingly, the current divide in the Senate gives us an insight into how powerful a genuinely progressive Democratic president could be, and how much he or she could get done. As we saw yesterday, the Republicans voted repeatedly to participate in a cover-up of Donald Trump's crimes.