legislation

The bills that Congress reject are as informative as the ones it does. Reviews of all the legislation that meet their fate in government halls.

JM Cox16 days ago
The Clean Missouri Ballot Initiative Aims to End Corruption in State Politics
Political corruption has been very much in the news lately. The most recent stories have focused on foreign interference in our most recent elections. But other forms of corruption are much older, and...
Reasons Why You Should Consider ACA Enrollment
Recently, the ACA reopened for enrollments for the 2018 enrollment season. This means that from November 1 until December 15 of this year, people can go to healthcare.gov and see what options are avai...
Laura Echeverria2 months ago
"Dream Act" Myth Buster
It's likely that you've heard about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the president's recent decision regarding the program. Roughly 56% of Americans support Dreamers and undocumen...
Myles D. Goethe3 months ago
Solidarity Against White Supremacy 8/27/17
I took a new friend to today’s demonstration at the Federal Plaza on Adams and Dearborn that consisted of an estimated 3 thousand plus citizens toward Trump Tower in Downtown Chicago. This protest was...
THE AFRICANA3 months ago
The Life and Times of the Liberal Nigerian
If you have been reading my articles, by now you will pick up that I am a very progressive person (Liberal AF!) and I am African (it's literally in my bio). I strongly advocate for social change and i...
Peter Rose3 months ago
Campaign to Bring Justice Back to the Law
Campaign to put justice back as the center of legal systems. Laws were originally written down because the king of that time — who was absolute ruler — wanted all the people under his rule to get the ...
Kathy Craig3 months ago
Allen Andrade's Horrific Hate Crime
Angie Zapata, an 18-year-old transgender woman, met Allen Andrade, a 31-year-old unemployed man, on an Internet dating site and invited him into her home in Greeley, Colorado on July 15, 2008. Angie b...
Kevin McClintock3 months ago
They Have You in Their Sights
Targets used to be something to aim at (see illustration). Nowadays they are (a) a means of control and (b) a sure fire way of screwing up the systems they are meant to regulate. Nominally introduced ...
Erik Middlewood4 months ago
What We Must Do to Drain the Swamp in DC!
OUR REVOLUTION image is credited to Bernie Sanders and his organization as the copyright owners.
Mickey Finn4 months ago
Land of the "Free"
Baltimore Police are being accused of planting evidence on a suspect who was incarcerated for several months on drug charges. Whether the Department released the footage, or it was revealed against th...
Are Europhiles Right to Criticize Polish Judicial Reform as Undemocratic?
Some MEPs, European officials, and pro-European protesters are execrating the most recent Polish judicial reform initiative. The proposed bill, among other things, gives Polish MPs the power to appoin...
Mickey Finn4 months ago
Taxes
Okay, so I will be the guy who asks the common-sense question about wealth and taxes: If they “hurt the rich” the way that the Occupy Movement says they would, why are all of these wealthy people supp...
Brian Smithberger4 months ago
AmeriAid
Recently, while reading George W. Bush's memoir Decision Points, I began to wonder about my own contributions to my community and society as a whole. I realized I helped to better my community in minu...
Jenna Logan4 months ago
The Battle for Freedom of Religion
The battle over religious rights is escalating to new heights. It seems everywhere we look, some Atheist group is trying to force a Christian organization to stop an assembly outside of the church or ...
Jessica Smith4 months ago
The Real United States of America
The land of the free, home of the brave. Land of equality and freedom. That's us, right? Well, that's what our ancestors tried to build for us. Until we ruined it. How many vets are homeless and starv...
Jesse Booker5 months ago
America Left Behind: The Rights of a Child
In my last article, "Religious Privilege: Child Marriage," I briefly mentioned the existence of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC), and how the US is the only country in the UN that has ...