At Town Hall meetings throughout August, angry constituents have let members of Congress know that they are alarmed and outraged over the bailouts, runaway spending, and government takeovers of vast swaths of the American economy. Now the Town Halls have taken to the road, as the Tea Party Express rolls across the country on a 35-city tour. The bus tour, which began in Sacramento, will wind up with a Taxpayer March on Washington, D.C., on September 12
"You don't 'get' another shot. You 'take' it!" That was the advice given by E. Jean Carroll, popular advice columnist for the venerable fashion magazine, Elle. She proffered that bit of wisdom to Brianna Karp, a young lady who found herself homeless after being laid off in July 2008 from her $50,000 a year job as an executive assistant at the headquarters of Kelley Blue Book in California.
The peasants are revolting — and getting downright ugly about it. That was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s complaint when she and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland penned a recent op-ed piece for USA Today about opponents of healthcare reform legislation who have been turning out at town hall meetings to voice their objections.
At a time when Americans may have gotten used to the White House referring to Easter-related celebrations as merely one kind of “Springtime tradition,” President Obama has found a religion he apparently cannot praise highly enough: Islam.
A pandemic and disaster preparation bill (S. 2028) passed unanimously by the Massachusetts Senate earlier this year is receiving wide-spread criticism as citizens mobilize to oppose its passage in the commonwealth’s House of Representatives.
While the U.S. mainstream media is awash in news that the Bush-era policy of torturing detainees “worked” in the case of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, neocon-influenced media outlets have virtually blacked out coverage of the case of child prisoner at Guantanamo Mohammad Jawad. Perhaps that because Jawad — who was released without charges last week and days later announced he would be suing the U.S. government — is a textbook example of how the Bush policy of torture not only didn't work, but how it corrupted the entire U.S. system of justice.
In an August 31 editorial, the editors of the USA Today have entered the debate over the presence of firearms at political protests with a seemingly-reasonable point of view: Use common sense. In the words of the editorial: “Carrying guns openly outside presidential events may be legal in many states, but it sure isn't smart.”
Law enforcement officials believe that the Mafia (and other similar organized crime groups) is attempting to garner billions of federal "stimulus" dollars through contracts with state and local governments with bags of grant money to distribute. The money, of course, comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or "the stimulus package").
“Open borders, open hearts show humanity, Workers from all walks of life enrich democracy,” the Raging Grannies, a group of older women who protest everything from war to immigration laws, sang to the tune of “Jingle Bells.” I knew right then that this 1,200 person filled-to-capacity town-hall meeting I was attending on August 18 in Eugene, Oregon, was stacked in favor of the liberal-left.
Despite President Obama's assurances that healthcare reform will neither pay for abortions nor "pull the plug on grandma," conservative and pro-life organizations are opposing what they say is a thinly disguised provision for public funding of abortion. And at least one group contends that senior citizens will be denied live-saving medical care while taxpayer dollars go to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.