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Exclusive Interview with Ralph Drollinger: Meet the preacher who teaches the Bible to the US Cabinet - WELT
So the major God-given responsibility, the state’s primary calling, is to moralize a fallen world through the use of force. I think the best President is the one who is best going to use government as an adjudicator of wrongdoing. And I always thought that Trump would be the best at that.
donald.trump  religion  congress 
january 2018 by kkennedy
OpenCongress - Read the Bill - GPO Text Available to Consideration
Nice. FTA: 'This is a list of bills in Congress for which the time of the full bill text being available to the time of the bill's initial consideration is less than 72 hours. OpenCongress and the Sunlight Foundation believe that Congress should change its rules to require that non-emergency legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before debate begins'
congress  legal 
march 2009 by kkennedy
Will Congress cede its powers to the Obama administration? - Glenn Greenwald
Some good comment and analysis by Glenn Greenwald here. He's absolutely right in saying: 'But promulgating new regulations for off-shore oil drilling, or stem-cell research, or aid to foreign family planning groups, are clearly within the legislative function. Urging that Obama do those things anyway because you like the outcome is no different, on the level of principle, than those who urged Bush to govern unilaterally because they liked the outcome of his decisions'
salon  politics  congress  barackobama 
november 2008 by kkennedy
Practical Internet Politics: Understanding Block and Blame, Catch and Release
GREAT overview of the politics of cloture in the Senate. Got link from Jon Udell...thanks, Jon.
politics  congress 
july 2008 by kkennedy
Paul Krugman: Kennedy’s Big Day
Overview of the Medicare vote from last week. After reading, I'm in agreement with him; it's puzzling how (comparatively) little coverage this is getting.
healthpolicy  healthcare  congress 
july 2008 by kkennedy
Dodd: Does America Stand for the Rule of Law, or the Rule of Men?
Video (and the associated text of the remarks) from Senator Dodd's speech on the floor today urging his colleagues to reject the FISA bill. Well spoken, Senator Dodd.
fisa  congress  civlib 
july 2008 by kkennedy
Obama’s ‘Sister Souljah Moment’ on the Surveillance Bill
I'm marking this for followup, Lanny. Let's see what you think about this trainwreck after some time has passed.
fisa  surveillance  congress  civlib  followup 
july 2008 by kkennedy
War Powers Act needs fixing, bipartisan panel says
Wow...they really don't miss a trick, do they? Your tax dollars at work.
legal  gwot  military  congress 
july 2008 by kkennedy
Dodd, Feingold Statement on Senate Consideration of FISA
“If the Senate does proceed to this legislation, our immediate response will be to offer an amendment that strips the retroactive immunity provision out of the bill."
gwot  legal  congress  fisa  civlib 
june 2008 by kkennedy
Legal Lad :: Ex Post Facto
Decreasing punishment (ie, immunity) apparently not covered by the ex post facto clause as many hope. Though IANAL...we'll see how this plays out.
legal  fisa  congress 
june 2008 by kkennedy

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