Republicans Continue to Legislate Disenfranchisement

A week after Georgia passed their election reform bill, SB 202, a bill that makes it harder to vote and gives Republican state legislatures the power to toss out election results at their pleasure, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian wrote the following in a memo to employees: “I need to make it crystal clear that … Continue reading Republicans Continue to Legislate Disenfranchisement

A Shrewder Schumer

Chuck Schumer is no Nancy Pelosi; that was my sentiment a week ago. Friday he earned my respect. The Senate voted Thursday on a motion to extend their debate on the Covid relief bill to 20 hours. The results of the vote, to keep working, went along Party lines and Vice President Kamala Harris was … Continue reading A Shrewder Schumer

Caesar Salad, The Filibuster, and Senator Ron Johnson

Let's start with some basic history, (yawn.) The filibuster dates back to Ancient Rome. Some guy in a metal skirt named Phil The toga-clad politician who created the filibuster was the young Senator Cato, and his foray into time-wasting began in 60 BCE. Cato's method of forestalling votes on proposals he disagreed with was to … Continue reading Caesar Salad, The Filibuster, and Senator Ron Johnson