Tag Archives: U.S. Congress

POLITICO Magazine: U.S. Representative Jackie Speier- Surviving Jonestown

Source:The New Democrat Almost 30 years before Jackie Speier was elected to the U.S. House herself and elected to the seat that her former boss Representative Leo Ryan represented in the San Francisco area, she was one of Representative Ryan’s … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: David Frum- President Trump’s Attorney General: ‘A Flaw in American Democracy’

Source:The New Democrat What President Donald Trump, doesn’t seem to understand, unaware of, or could simply care less ( and that might be putting it lightly ) is that even though he’s the most powerful and ranking officer in his … Continue reading

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The New Democrat: John McCain- An American Hero Who Defined Heroism

Source: The New Democrat Source: CBS News: John McCain- Had a Wicked Wit That He Often Aimed At Himself There are a lot of great things about Senator John McCain that we can respect and love about him, that I respect … Continue reading

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Keith Hughes: McCarthyism Explained- US History Review

Source: The New Democrat To talk about McCarthyism I think you have to talk about Senator Joe McCarthy who in the early and mid 1950s was the ranking Republican on the Senate Investigations Committee first as Ranking Member and then … Continue reading

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Commentary Magazine: Yuval Levin- ‘Congress is Weak Because Its Members Want it To Be’

Source: The New Democrat “Congress is weak because its member want it to be”: I completely agree with Yuval Levin on this, but I would put it and phrase it differently. The last 10-20 years perhaps longer Congress’s ( both … Continue reading

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Roll Call: David Hawkings- Opus: ‘5 Reasons Why Congress is Broken’

Source: The New Democrat I guess I would disagree a little with what David Hawkings is saying here and that I would add a little to his argument as well. Money, is an issue with Congressional elections, but it’s not … Continue reading

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The Wawg Blog: Andy Hailey- ‘How We Got Into The DJT Political Swamp: It Has Little To Do With Russia’

Source: The Wawg Blog: Andy Hailey- ‘How We Got Into The DJT Political Swamp: It Has Little To Do With Russia’ Andy Hailey seems to making the argument that Washington lobbyists became a problem, when our tax rates became lower. That … Continue reading

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