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Cowichan Conversations: Elizabeth Warren Speaks Out Against the Bizarre Shutdown of the US Government

Give a listen to this speech by one of the classiest and most skilled politicians anywhere these days. Senator Elizabeth Warren nails it.

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: ‘Senate’s Big Oil Benefactors’ Slammed for Keystone XL Vote

10 KXL amendment co-sponsors took $8 million from fossil fuel industry By: Jacob Chamberlain and Jon Queally | Common Dreams In a 62-37 vote late Friday, the US Senate passed a non-binding amendment calling for the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Environmental groups and climate activists were quick to condemn […]

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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?

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