No signs VA deal is anything but a one-off
As the children of your Congress get ready to head out to their long summer recess, there appears to be a deal on the table to help the besieged and bungling Department of Veterans Affairs. Could deal making go viral? Not likely. Here are the reasons why.Read More
Satanic Temple seeks exemption after Hobby Lobby
The Satanic Temple, a group that “facilitates the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty” is using the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision to ask for its own religious exemption.Read More
Number of political ads up 70 percent this cycle
The polarization of American politics is not an accident,” according to the dean of political reporters . It is the “direct result of political communication, the 30-second ads, whose negative tone and content heighten partisanship and drive centrist voters away from the ballot box.” The late David Broder wrote that in January of 1996.Read More
Is it time to end tip-based wages?
Some members of Congress continue to push legislation that would change tipping. President Barack Obama already has said something needs to be done. And now a new study by the Economic Policy Institute maintains that the sub-minimum wage that makes tipping necessary should come to an end.Read More
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