US campaign finance laws resemble legalized bribery. We must reform them
When powerful lobbyists work hard over the coming weeks to convince Republican lawmakers to change their tax package to please them, it would probably be of interest to know exactly how much campaign cash these so-called stakeholders and their industries have given or spent in recent years for the members of Congress who are writing tax laws.
Monday, August 21, 2017
How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists
If Republican lawmakers want to distinguish themselves from Trump's comments, they need to do more than type out 144 characters on their phones. A good start would be with voting rights. Let's see lawmakers like John Kasich in Ohio immediately stop the state's intended purging of voting records. Let's see Wisconsin lawmakers throw out their gerrymandered district map and form a non-partisan redistricting commission.
Trump Declares War on Voters
The Republican Party has known for several years that its best tactic to cling to power is not to build a party worth supporting, but to deny participation in the political process to Democratic voters. So Republicans have been suppressing voters state-by-state for years. And now that they control the White House, they're trying to do it nationally.
Sunday, July 2, 2017(1 comments)
Trump's next attack on democracy: mass voter suppression
After slavery ended, white elites invented felony disenfranchisement as a means to delegitimize black citizens and prevent them from gaining influence. We saw Jim Crow gut-punch our democracy in yet another attempt to disenfranchise minorities. We are witnessing history repeating itself.
Sunday, June 18, 2017(1 comments)
America risks one-party rule if gerrymandering isn't stopped
Over the past several years, a ground war has been conducted against our democratic legitimacy at the state level by state political parties intent on minimizing the power of certain voters. Their goal: near permanent one-party rule. This is destroying our democracy. Rather than voters choosing their representatives, representatives choose their voters.
The Very Legitimacy of Our Democracy Is Under Threat
protecting the vote means protecting the power of the popular vote. Two of the last three presidents have been elected by the Electoral College in defiance of the national popular vote. The Electoral College is an historical relic designed to balance power between slave-owning and non-slave-owning states. Our democracy has come a long way since then, yet we have stuck with this electoral relic.
Feingold Calls on Obama to Wait Before Making Decisions Related to Prosecutions
Sen. Feingold Obama sent a letter to Pres. Obama conveying his views on legal matters related to the CIA detention and interrogation program. In the letter, Senator Feingold formally requested a Department of Justice investigation and urged the administration to wait to consider the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee's review of the program before making any decisions related to prosecutions.
Sunday, July 22, 2007(47 comments)
Time to Censure Bush and Cheney
It's clear to me, and millions of Americans, that the time has come for accountability on everything from the disastrous war in Iraq, to refusing, time and time again, to follow the rule of law. Members of Congress can no longer stand by and allow the White House to shred the Constitution, and thumb their noses at the American people.
Sunday, May 13, 2007(2 comments)
Who's Holding Up My Bill?
When Senator Feinstein and I sought to pass this legislation by unanimous consent,an objection was voiced on the floor"on behalf of a Republican senator."Senators are within their rights to object to a bill coming to the floor of the Senate,but the objecting senator has not been named, and no one has spoken to me about any objection they may have to this legislation.I need your help to try and determine who [is] delaying...