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(Cartoon image is by Steve Sack in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.)Many people (including me) have warned that we are losing our democracy. It is becoming a plutocracy (rule by the wealthy class). The current Congress has a median wealth of more than a...

Climate scientists were quick to fire back to the committee tweeting out Breitbart misinformation.CREDIT: iStockIn the era of fake news, it is downright cringe-worthy when an ostensibly reliable source — a House of Representatives committee, fo...

There’s a change coming that could arguably make it a lot easier for feds to snoop through your digital stuff, even if you’ve done nothing but been the victim of some malware. If Congress doesn’t act to stop it, that change to Rule 41 becomes e...

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who’s been leading Democrats in the House for 14 years—the most recent six of which have been pretty terrible—defeated challenger Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) with 134 votes to his 63 in a closed-door vote held on Wednes...

There isn’t typically a whole lot of ink spilled over House leadership elections. But 2016, superlative in all things, most especially chaos, has seen a bit of a ruckus over the Democrats’ vote. While Nancy Pelosi won re-election to her minority...

‘For me, but not for thee’ is the mantra we all knew the Democrats would use if their majority ever waned in either houses of Congress. But those days are here and they sure do seem to regret ever diminishing the filibuster…like we...

Since the election, and particularly in the last week, CNN has taken a not-so-subtle stance against the Electoral College, the body that casts the final vote and elects the President of the United States. Since Hillary Clinton lost the electoral vote...