Politics

Steve January 12, 2022

President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s hometown, focused national attention on a somber fact: the legacy of the civil rights movement is threatened by recent and ongoing attacks on voting rights. Biden appealed to Republican senators to restore the bipartisan tradition of supporting voting rights, but he also made it […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Source: The Wall Street Journal. ECONOMY * U.S. ECONOMY Federal Budget Deficit Narrowed in December Monthly gap shrank versus prior year, reflecting increase in tax collections, other revenue By Amara Omeokwe https://twitter.com/TheAmaraReport [email protected] Updated Jan. 12, 2022 2:20 pm ET The federal government ran a $21 billion deficit during December, the smallest monthly gap in […]

Steve January 12, 2022

If you want to guess what Congress is going to do tomorrow, just about the last thing you should do is check in with political philosophers and theorists in the academy. But if you want to know what Congress will do in 50 years, seeing what ideas are percolating in the academy can be surprisingly […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pushed a far-right conspiracy theory about the attack on the Capitol during a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday in the latest alarming demonstration of the Republican Party’s embrace of Jan. 6 trutherism. “Ms. Sanborn, who is Ray Epps?” Cruz asked Jill Sanborn, executive assistant director of the FBI’s national security branch, […]

Steve January 12, 2022

New York Times columnist David Brooks has breathlessly pronounced to his millions of readers Jan. 7 a crucial new discovery about the rising threat to American democracy, which he says, has been unfortunately distorted by election watchdogs, Democrats, and major media.  ‘Why The Democrats are so bad at defending democracy’ is the problem that Brooks […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Source: The Hill President Biden will meet with Senate Democrats on Thursday amid a push for his party to change the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation, a senior Democratic aide confirmed to The Hill. Biden, according to the aide, will attend a closed-door Democratic caucus lunch “to discuss the push to pass voting rights […]

Steve January 12, 2022

The details of Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate, a case that the Supreme Court will hear next Wednesday, read more like a paranoid fantasy dreamed up by leftists than like an actual lawsuit. The case concerns federal campaign finance laws, and, specifically, candidates’ ability to loan money to their campaigns. Candidates can […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic News Release USDL-22-0018 CPI CPI Program Links Consumer Price Index Summary Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until 8:30 a.m. (ET) January 12, 2022 Technical information: (202) 691-7000 [email protected] www.bls.gov/cpi Media Contact: (202) 691-5902 [email protected] CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – DECEMBER 2021 The Consumer Price Index for […]

Steve January 12, 2022

The United States is tumbling toward socio-political crisis. Here are just a few of the distress signals recently visible: The insurrection at the US Capitol building (January 6, 2021).  Rapidly increasing numbers of death threats against politicians—including threats from fellow politicians.  A majority of followers of one of the two main political parties telling pollsters […]