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Paranoia strikes deep. That’s the bottom-line explanation for the failure of the U.S. Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. But it was more than a generic fear of black helicopters (or black wheelchairs) that...
Tags: Politics, Social Issues, Abortion, Treaties, Abortion Issue
Time for another round of hugs and slugs. We start with a big round of slugs for everyone involved in the NorthStar charter-school fiasco — one of the worst examples of education "reform" this state has ever seen. Revelations in this mess...
Good morning and welcome to a fairly sleepy morning on the Internet. Twitter is mostly concerned with heady topics like Happy Hump Day and #ILoveMyPhone, but there are a few news stories bubbling up. The lovely ladies of the annual Victoria Secret...
Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
This post has been updated, as indicated below.The Senate rejected a United Nations treaty aimed at banning discrimination against individuals with disabilities Tuesday, falling five votes short of the two-thirds needed in a 61-38 vote. The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With...
Tags: James Inhofe, Politics, John Kerry, Voting, Treaties
Republican opposition has led to Senate rejection of a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled that is modeled after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The majority of Republicans were not swayed by support for the...
Kansas native and former senator Bob Dole is out of the hospital. The former majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee was released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Wednesday according to reports. Dole checked himself into this...
Anyone looking for a sign the Republican Party may have learned a lesson from the election, or that, in the wake of defeat, the influence of tea party extremists may have diminished, or that Republicans might finally be ready to work together with the...
One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports. They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekIf Republican Presidential Candidate ... ... Mitt Romney fails to come away with a win or at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver next month, the former Massachusetts governor could find his candidacy abandoned by GOP moneymen......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's not February. And it's not Groundhog Day. Yet we here at Capitol Ideas World HQ can't help feel like we'll be trooping into familiar territory as we make the trek over to Commonwealth Court......
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Walter Mondale, John F. Kennedy, Finance
Dec 6, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 6, 2012 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Dec 5, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 5, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 4, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 4, 2012 |Story| KWCH
Nov 28, 2012 |Story| KWCH
Dec 16, 2012 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Oct 28, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Sep 24, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
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Oct 21, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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