In two cases of actions speaking truer than words I’d like to take a look at two recent votes in Congress. Many bills are tricky; you like some part(s) but something disturbs you. Often you end up holding your nose and voting for it. Others are just plain stinkers; another easy choice simply vote against the proposal. Then there are the no-brainers; you simply vote in the affirmative because the choice is so easy. Many congressional Republicans failed that simple task recently; 60 of them twice.
Today I have much to say and insufficient space in which to express it all. Constraints in mind, here I go on a mission destined to fail. Continue reading Thoughts And Quotes
Today I need to make an unequivocal statement that will surprise nobody who has paid attention to me and then cover some other outrageous behavior. Continue reading Not Silent And Other Outrages
As a legislator you are occasionally faced with difficult votes. The most challenging among them are bills where you have to accept some provision you are less than thrilled with in order to get parts you enthusiastically support. Some bills are just repugnant to you and they are easy nays. Some are primarily something(s) that reflect your core beliefs and they are easy ayes. Then there are the no-brainer bills where you simply vote in the affirmative and move on. It is one such bill that I want to discuss today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Four Head Scratchers
The Washington Post is currently running a series by Michael E. Miller and Steven Rich outlining the lack of prosecution of hate crimes in D.C. This is not the big story of last week, but perhaps when you look a bit below the surface it is the big problem of early 21st century America. It is certainly one of the biggest. Let’s explore. Continue reading America’s 98.5% Problem