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Fighting Back: “Democrats believe that America should invest in our children”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Representative Bobby Scott of Virginia. (Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Scott highlights Democrats’ Aim Higher Act, which gives every student the opportunity to earn a quality, debt-free degree or credential that leads to a rewarding career.) “In 1965, when President Johnson signed the Higher Education Act, he said that it meant – and I quote – ‘that a high school senior anywhere in this great land of ours can apply to any college or any university in any of the 50 States and not be turned away because [their] family is poor.’ “But fifty-three years later, the promise of an affordable education is out of reach for millions of students. And in May of this year, America’s outstanding student loan debt surpassed $1.5 trillion. We can and must do better for…

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Fighting Back: “Republicans are trying to take away your health care”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz. (Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI): “Republicans are trying to take away your health care”) The Trump administration is fighting in federal court to take away protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Brian Schatz (D-HI). “If this Supreme Court nominee[, Brett Kavanaugh,]…

Fighting Back: “Democrats believe that everyone should be able to retire with dignity”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Florida. (Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Florida delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Murphy highlights the importance of Medicare for America’s seniors and discusses Democrats’ Better Deal to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices.) This upcoming Monday,…

VNV Tuesday – …Doomed To Repeat It (Lochner v. New York 1905, Part Three) 7/24/18

For the past two weeks, I’ve been discussing Lochner v. New York, the opinion, and the dissents. This week it’s time to take on the some analysis; both the once-prevalent view that, “Aside from Dred Scott itself, Lochner v. New York is now considered the most discredited decision in Supreme Court history” (A History of…

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Anthony Kennedy is a terrible human being.

As a public service, here is a running list of some of the articles related to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Kennedy made it clear from his votes in the last session that he wants to make sure that his seat is filled with a reliable Republican (which means while Mitch McConnell’s Republican Party still has control of the United States Senate.) For that – and for the obvious fact that he is doing this simply so that he will still be invited to the best Washington cocktail parties – he deserves our scorn.

#WeCanFixThis. Get out the vote and get out *and* vote!

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Summer Sunning!

Today marks the Summer Solstice. Astronomically, it looks like this: The Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. The seasonal significance of the Summer Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual shortening of nights and lengthening of days. That will…

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Out of the Sea

  She thought her life was over—until the Goddess Thalassa called to her   That first week in Australia Stella decided that her new home was very much like her previous home in Texas. The weather was the same—boiling hot. The people were similar—tall, tanned, laid back, and friendly, although they didn’t wear cowboy boots;…

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Fighting Back: “Democrats believe that America should invest in our children”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Representative Bobby Scott of Virginia. (Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Scott highlights Democrats’ Aim Higher Act, which gives every student the opportunity to earn a quality, debt-free degree or credential that leads to a rewarding career.)…

Fighting Back: “Republicans are trying to take away your health care”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz. (Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI): “Republicans are trying to take away your health care”) The Trump administration is fighting in federal court to take away protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Brian Schatz (D-HI). “If this Supreme Court nominee[, Brett Kavanaugh,]…

Fighting Back: “Democrats believe that everyone should be able to retire with dignity”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Florida. (Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Florida delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Murphy highlights the importance of Medicare for America’s seniors and discusses Democrats’ Better Deal to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices.) This upcoming Monday,…

VNV Tuesday – …Doomed To Repeat It (Lochner v. New York 1905, Part Three) 7/24/18

For the past two weeks, I’ve been discussing Lochner v. New York, the opinion, and the dissents. This week it’s time to take on the some analysis; both the once-prevalent view that, “Aside from Dred Scott itself, Lochner v. New York is now considered the most discredited decision in Supreme Court history” (A History of…

Fighting Back: “Flint’s water crisis isn’t just about water, it’s about a failed Republican philosophy of government that puts money ahead of people.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI). (In this week’s address, Representative Kildee discusses the Flint water crisis and Democrats’ Better Deal legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure, with $1 trillion to rebuild crumbling roads, bridges and water systems across America.) This week, House Democrats joined me in Flint…

TGIF!

  Good morning meese… This is gonna probably be my last TGIF for the next month since I’m leaving for Colorado on Saturday morning. I might be able to sneak one in but I’m not sure what kind of itinerary my daughter has planned so to be safe lets just say I’m gonna be incognito…