When it is obvious that the Republicans aren’t governing in good faith, why are the Democrats taking the time to negotiate with them?
Let’s Look at the Early Warning Signs for the 2022 Midterms
The 2022 Midterms will be a battle. If you want to protect our democracy, this post will give you a good sense of what we’re up against.
What All Is In the New COVID Bill?
There’s a lot of confusion about what all is in (and not in) the new COVID relief bill. It doesn’t help that Congress also passed an omnibus bill, and items from both bills are getting mixed up. Here’s a quick explainer.
June 2020: Special Elections and Primaries
Is it Tuesday? Well then, there’s probably an election happening somewhere in America. Do you share my goal of increasing awareness of elections and boosting turnout in 2020? If so, please vote if there is an election happening in your… Read More ›
Can Congress Force Trump to Pay the WHO?
It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it is deadly serious. Last week, Trump declared that he was going to pull funding from the WHO, the World Health Organization. The WHO is an agency of the United Nations,… Read More ›
The Post Office is in Trouble. Here’s How to Help.
Is the U.S. Post Office, enshrined in the Constitution, really about to go bust? The Post Office is in financial dire straits, yes. It is also true that they’ve been under tremendous financial strain before and received help from Congress…. Read More ›
What Exactly Will You Be Getting From the Stimulus Bill?
I’m proud of how the Democrats fought to make sure that Americans across the board would get immediate help from the latest stimulus bill which Trump signed on Friday. But there was a lot of information leading up to the… Read More ›
CTA: Call Congress to Get Real Relief to America’s Workers!
As the coronavirus spreads throughout our nation, wrecking havoc on our health and economy, Congress is scrambling to pass relief bills. Last week I wrote about the first two bills that Congress has passed, and over the past several days,… Read More ›
Are Senators Allowed to Sell Stocks While in Office?
It was a late breaking news scandal that will no doubt keep growing. Late in the day yesterday, ProPublica published a story reporting that Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), the current Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, sold a lot of… Read More ›
What’s in the Coronavirus Relief Bill that Congress Just Passed?
Last night, Congress passed the second coronavirus relief bill and Trump signed it into law. Although there were several delays (looking at YOU, Mitch McConnell) in getting this bill passed, it is now law. This is what’s in it: guarantees… Read More ›
You’re Home, So Please Take the Census
Why is the census important? Well, let’s see. The census tells the government how many people are living in every community, and those numbers drive a lot of decisions and policies, like: how many congressional districts the state will… Read More ›
Here’s Why Trump Can’t Cancel the Election
The very thought of it could give you nightmares. What if Trump simply cancelled the election on November 3 and refused to leave office? It’s a concern that has been circulating on social media for a while now, and re-ignited… Read More ›
Elections in March 2020, plus Presidential Primaries
If it’s Tuesday, there’s probably an election happening somewhere in America. Do you share my goal of increasing awareness of elections and boosting turnout in 2020? If so, please vote if there is an election happening in your district. Then,… Read More ›
The 1 Call Everyone Needs to Make Today
There are no more impeachment hearings scheduled in the House Intelligence Committee. That means it’s our turn now. Today is the perfect day to call your Representative in Congress and let them know how you feel about impeachment. Specifically, tell… Read More ›
Impeachment Goes Public
Today, the House is having a public vote on the rules for the impeachment process. All of the House Representatives will be on the record. And Nancy Pelosi is firmly in control of how the process will proceed. From NBC… Read More ›
In Memory of Rep. Elijah Cummings
I was shocked to read that Elijah Cummings had died yesterday morning. I pay pretty close attention to politics but didn’t know he was having some acute health problems. That his presence will no longer be seen in Congress is… Read More ›
House Rules: Keep Everything Moving Forward
Impeachment is here, and it is the news of the day. New developments are tumbling out seemingly every hour. That said, impeachment is NOT the only thing the House is working on. Yes, impeachment is the business of the day… Read More ›
No, It’s Not Treason
Words are extremely powerful. And so it is important that we use them properly. On his show last night, Lawrence O’Donnell made the excellent point that none of us should be throwing around the word “treason” right now. It is… Read More ›
Saturday Morning Cartoons 8/10
The nation’s best editorial cartoonists take on this week’s major news stories. Tell me which ones strike you the most in the comments. The Shootings By Pia Guerra, The New Yorker By David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Daily Star … Read More ›
Political⚡Charge Hits 500. What’s Next?
I can’t quite believe it, but this is my 500th post. I got into this because I believe our democracy gets stronger when more people are actively engaging and shaping the political process. I am inspired by YOUR desire to… Read More ›