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If This is What it Means to be “Conservative” — I’m Proudly a Bleeding Heart Liberal

Clearly, members of the GOP in the House are all about looking for ways to handicap ANY organization tasked with performing regulatory actions that might impede their ideological plans for the future of the United States of Republica.  A case

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Posted in 1st Amendment, 501c3 / 501c4, Amodei, Appropriations, Budget-Federal, CFPB, Congressional Activity, Constitution, Consumer Protection, Dodd-Frank, Finance, Financial Reform, GOP, Health & Human Svcs, Health Care, House, IRS, Loopholes, SEC, Taxes

Denouncing NSA Surveillance Isn’t Enough—We Need the Power to Stop It

— by Norman Solomon For more than a month, outrage has been profuse in response to news about NSA surveillance and other evidence that all three branches of the U.S. government are turning Uncle Sam into Big Brother. Now what?

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Posted in 1st Amendment, Constitution, CyberSecurity, Democracy, Homeland Security, Privacy

Pay Attention Folks — It Was the GOP that Demanded AP be Investigated!

— by Vickie Rock, NV Rural Democratic Caucus, 2013-05-14 Have you been paying attention?  The GOP doesn’t think so and they’re trying to pull the wool over everybody’s eyes with this “AP phone records” announcement, as though their fingerprints weren’t

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Posted in 1st Amendment, CIA, Constitution, GOP, Homeland Security, IRS, Judiciary/AttyGnrl, National Security

The Simple Truth: Republicans Hate Our Constitution

—by Allen Clifton I’m so tired of hearing this absurd claim by Republicans that they are the “party for Constitutional values.” I wrote an article a couple weeks ago about how Republicans love a Constitution, just not ours.  But even when

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Posted in 1st Amendment, Constitution, GOP, Health Care, LGBT Rights

SB192: They Hope You Don’t Care About Reproductive Freedom

A few legislators want to weaken Nevada’s strong laws protecting reproductive freedom, and they’re doing it by claiming they’re protecting religion. The Religious Freedom Preservation bill (Senate Bill 192), which passed in the Senate and is now in the Assembly,

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Posted in 1st Amendment, Abortion, Birth Control, Constitution, Contraception, CultureWar, Sexual Harassment, Womens Issues
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