New G.O.P. Bid to Limit Voting in Swing States – NYTimes.com. Moves by Republicans to increase fairness in elections but at the same time reducing the ease (and thus participation) for lower income families/communities to vote.
“New York’s Junior Senator, Doggedly Refusing to Play the Part – NYTimes.com”
Robert Alexander says Washington warned of the “continual mischiefs of the spirit of party” — a phenomenon being played out by the tea party Republicans today. Washington (George) got it right
There’s one simple way to get our do-nothing legislators off the dime: Have them eat their own dog food. In the software world, dogfooding works because when you’re forced to live with your own code, you quickly diagnose problems — and how to solve them. If Politicians Had to Debug Laws Like Software, They’d […]
WASHINGTON — In July 2012, senior U.S. intelligence officials drove to the Capitol to secretly brief top lawmakers on the first indications that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against its own people. U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria
Top-secret document also reveals the numbers of people at spy agencies who speak foreign languages. âBlack budgetâ leaked by Edward Snowden describes NSA team that hacks foreign targets
What do they think our intervention will do to reduce human suffering in Syria or anywhere else? The Obama Administration Isn’t Answering The Most Important Question About Attacking Syria