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LeDaro: Senator Ted Cruz gone crazy

He is one of those tea-baggers. He spoke for 23 hours in the U.S senate to block Obamacare. Amongst developed world U.S has about the worst healthcare system. The Obamacare gives some hope although it failed to legislate public healthcare. But this Crazy Cruz wants no changes. Even his own Republican colleagues are opposed to . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Senator Ted Cruz gone crazy

CuriosityCat: In Texas, do male fetuses masturbate?

Apparently, some think so: And a Texas congressman claimed, incorrectly, that male fetuses of 15 weeks have been observed to masturbate, thus making abortion wrong.

Tabatha Southey sums up the absurd spectacel of Texas legislators – in 2013! – trying desperately to shut down a filibuster by a lone senator: Late Tuesday night, close . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: In Texas, do male fetuses masturbate?

The Disaffected Lib: Will the Democrats Fix the U.S. Senate Today?

There’s a window that is open today that will be closed tomorrow and, by the time it closes, we’ll know if the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate has the courage to fix what’s broken.

When the Senate returns on Tuesday, it will still technically be in the first legislative day of the session, which . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Will the Democrats Fix the U.S. Senate Today?

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Not with a bang, but a whimper #nlpoli

The longest filibuster in Newfoundland and Labrador legislative history ended quietly Saturday morning.

This was the second filibuster this year and the  Telegram’s legislative reported posed a simple question via Twitter before the House closed.

What does it say about current Newfoundland and Labrador political culture that we’ve had two such filibusters in a . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Not with a bang, but a whimper #nlpoli

Progressive Proselytizing: Let’s do nothing in the US Senate just a little bit longer

Lindsay Graham

For years I have decried the broken US Senate and its rules – exacerbated by the filibuster – that make it a hopelessly ineffective body that, through its inability to competently pass legislation, is inherently conservative. The misuse of the arcane filibuster rule, by which a supermajority of 60 of 100 seats is needed . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Let’s do nothing in the US Senate just a little bit longer

Pop The Stack: A Vigil for Our Budget

Tonight, today, right now, MPs are in parliament for an unprecedented marathon of voting on proposed changes and deletions to the omnibus budget bill C-38. If you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past couple weeks or just don’t find Canadian politics that riveting…then I don’t understand you, but that doesn’t matter just get . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: A Vigil for Our Budget

Pop The Stack: A Vigil for Our Budget

Tonight, today, right now, MPs are in parliament for an unprecedented marathon of voting on proposed changes and deletions to the omnibus budget bill C-38. If you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past couple weeks or just don’t find Canadian politics that riveting…then I don’t understand you, but that doesn’t matter just get . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: A Vigil for Our Budget