Tag Archive: Congress

I Supported Hillary in 2008. Here’s Why I Support Bernie Now

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Richard Phillips is a policy analyst from Maryland. He graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from American University and lives in DC. His goal is to become the real-life Josh Lyman from… Continue reading

The Case for the National Civilian Community Corps

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Luke Rafferty works in online marketing by day and contemplates the rise and fall of Aaron Sorkin by night.  He graduated from an accredited socialist commune called Hampshire College with a concentration in… Continue reading

Hillary Clinton, First of Her Name

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Hillary Clinton, who has been running for president since at least 1999, made her 2016 bid official last week via a video message to her supporters. Most of the analysis in the immediate… Continue reading

Why are we afraid to talk about Israel?

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As you may know, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress yesterday. Some lawmakers came under fire for attending or not attending this speech, which to be honest is merely symbolic. Despite the issues… Continue reading

The 2014 Midterms: What to Expect Tonight

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This is a guest post by Sam Sero, an LA-based Daily Kos blogger, comedian and artist. — Ed. First off, I’d like to thank the founders of Unfettered Equality for inviting me to… Continue reading

Rejoice! Our Biennial Nightmare Will Soon Be Over

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Happy Election Day America! Today marks the close of the congressional midterm elections, which were as dark and interminable as the winter soon to be upon us. Even though the outcome of these… Continue reading

Midterm Mashup: The ISIS Ripple Effect

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There are less than two months to go before the  midterm elections, the deteriorating situation in the Middle East is posing a problem for Democrat and Republican candidates alike. When the president announced… Continue reading

Populations of Regulation — Intro

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“Regulation” is a topic that surfaces often in contemporary American political debate. Typically one finds Republican lawmakers in stark, total opposition to regulation, whereas the opposite tendency is found in Democrats, who tend… Continue reading

What the Television We Watch Can Tell Us About Our Politics: West Wing versus House of Cards

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In 1999, NBC premiered Aaron Sorkin’s new series The West Wing, a television show that follows the life of fictional President Josiah Bartlet and his staff. It was two years before 9/11, and… Continue reading