Supreme Court’s grand ruse ends: Finally, Americans see the justices for the political hacks they are

SALON It’s great that we’re no longer pretending the Supreme Court is immune to politics Cue up the sad David Brooks violin playing softly in the corner of a dark alley at 3 a.m., because Americans have no faith in powerful institutions anymore. One of those institutions would be the marbled shrine atop our third… More Supreme Court’s grand ruse ends: Finally, Americans see the justices for the political hacks they are

GOP’s Obamacare conspiracy: Sabotage from the inside

Salon Yes, the Affordable Care Act rollout of the exchanges is a mess — and I agree with Brian Beutler and Jonathan Cohn that liberals should be pressing the White House hard to get it fixed, and with Ezra Klein that the ACA’s “success doesn’t depend on spin or solidarity. What matters for the law — and for the people who… More GOP’s Obamacare conspiracy: Sabotage from the inside

20 Questions You Have About Obamacare But Are Too Afraid To Ask

The following links will lead the reader back to Think Progress.  Each numbered link will connect to the corresponding answer on TP. Think Progress If you’re confused about Obamacare, you’re not alone. Over the past several years, every survey on the subject has revealed that Americans consistently fail to correctly identify the provisions that are actually in the Affordable Care… More 20 Questions You Have About Obamacare But Are Too Afraid To Ask

Arkansas Rep. Steve Womack criticizes constituent for wearing a Mexican flag shirt to town hall meeting

This is wrong on so many levels, especially since the questioner mentioned at the onset that he was a proud Mexican-American… The Raw Story At a heated town hall meeting, Rep. Steve Womack (R-AK) chose to address the most important issue of the day: the shirt that a constituent, Yardley Leonard, was wearing when he asked… More Arkansas Rep. Steve Womack criticizes constituent for wearing a Mexican flag shirt to town hall meeting

With Voting Rights Act Gutted, Florida Set To Resume Voter Purge

The Department of Justice and other civil rights advocates have their work cut out for them… Think Progress Florida’s controversial initiative to screen for suspected non-citizens and purge them from the voter rolls is allowed to officially resume, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A Hispanic civil rights group and two naturalized citizens sued last year… More With Voting Rights Act Gutted, Florida Set To Resume Voter Purge

IT BEGINS: SUPREMES SAVE TX VOTER ID

I’m a bit late reporting this… The Huffington Post The Supreme Court has thrown out lower court rulings that blocked a Texas voter identification law and the state’s political redistricting plans as discriminatory. The court’s action Thursday was a predictable result of its major ruling two days earlier that effectively ended the federal government’s strict… More IT BEGINS: SUPREMES SAVE TX VOTER ID

Tea Party Whining Backfires as All Political Groups Could Lose Tax Exempt Status

Irony, thy name is the Tea Party… PoliticusUSA More lawmakers are beginning to call out the fact that social welfare groups should not be subsidized by the American taxpayers if they are violating the law with political activity. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) excoriated Republicans for failing to understand the basic language of the laws governing 501(c)… More Tea Party Whining Backfires as All Political Groups Could Lose Tax Exempt Status

Police Chief Calls Out Armed Protest Threat In Washington DC

Think Progress A July 4 march encourages gun advocates tocarry loaded rifles into Washington, DC and knowingly break the law. Although described as a nonviolent “act of civil obedience,” organizer Adam Kokesh implied a threat of violence if “the government chooses to make it violent.” He encourages participants to peacefully submit to law enforcers but underlines… More Police Chief Calls Out Armed Protest Threat In Washington DC

The Greatest Failure Conservatives Make When it Comes to our Constitution

Forward Progressives Perspective—it’s something I always encourage people to use.  Unfortunately many people are reluctant, or incapable, of doing so. This is especially true when it comes to our Constitution.  How dare anyone say an unkind word about the “infallible Constitution.” But let’s take a look at just a little bit of what the original… More The Greatest Failure Conservatives Make When it Comes to our Constitution