Saturday 24th February 2018,
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Browsing the "Senate" Tag


When our children and grandchildren look back at history, they may remember November 21, 2013 as the day the United States Senate started working again. Probably not, because with any luck our children and grandchildren will be well-adjusted people with [...]

November 21, 2013 Soapbox Blog
It's a metaphor.


Sometimes I hate it when my predictions come true. This is partly because my predictions tend to be cynical and so when I’m right, bad things happen to the country. But it’s also because a surprising number of my predictions [...]

November 2, 2013 Soapbox Blog

Gentlemen Prefer Blockage

Here are some things the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia does: hear most cases against federal agencies, serve as a Supreme Court farm team, act as the effective court of last resort for Guantanamo detainees, and [...]

June 1, 2013 Soapbox Blog

CSI: Crime Scene Incompetence

S. 132: The Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Reform Act of 2011 would establish much-needed national forensic science standards. It would allow the Department of Justice to certify forensic science labs and practitioners. It would give the DOJ authority to [...]

May 16, 2012 Soapbox Blog

Indoor Recess

Right now, I’m on vacation. I am quite certain of this fact (the sound of waves crashing on the beach gives it away). And that certainty indicates¬†that I’m not qualified to be a member of the United States Congress. Here’s [...]

January 8, 2012 Soapbox Blog