When a senator or senators from our United States Senate decide to oppose a bill from being voted on by blocking it with a filibuster, then that senator or senators should have to provide a strong defense on why they oppose it and why it should not be put to a vote, on the floor of the Senate.
It is obvious that our legislative process is being held up sometimes by the objections of just one senator, and without even a proper explanation and defense of their objections to the American public.
I am not one for completely removing the filibuster rule in the Senate but I do think that when the rule is used just to stop all or most legislation to go through, to bring discredit to one’s opponents, the rule obviously needs some amendments. Read more
As much crap as Oklahomans get for being backwards hicks, Oklahoma is a state of many faces. Slowly but surely, the faces of the politicians are starting to represent the diversity of Oklahoma (not just middle-upper-class 'straight' Evangelical white male Oklahomans).
To counter the insane, homophobic rhetoric of Sally Kern, we have an openly, happily transgender Brittany Novotny giving the witch a run for her money. Read more
America is at a crossroads. Shall we be governed by people or by corporations? Read more