Tagged: Senate

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About Last Night: Impeachment Edition

So now we have an impeached president, a pending senate trial whose machinations are uncertain even if the outcome is not, and oh-by-the-way the Iowa caucuses and rest of the presidential primary is relentlessly coming towards us.

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Congressional Kabuki: Non-Electric Boogaloo Edition

As he promised, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought the Green New Deal up for a vote in the Senate. No one voted for it, with 57 against and 43 voting “present” out of protest.

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Linky Friday: Those Folks on the Hill

Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ end-of-week tradition of bringing you links to stories from around the world and across the web. This week: The Folks on the Hill, looking at the newly sworn in Congress, with music to read, share, and discuss

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Mitt Romney Writes a Thing, People React

What we now have in this latest version of Trump v Romney is two men in whom it’s been established who and what they are. In Romney we have a throwback vestige to the Republican party of the time before Trump the disruptor came, in many ways, as the reaction to that type of politics.

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Linky Friday: For the 116th Time…

Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ end of week tradition of bringing you linked stories from around the world and across the web. This week, “For the 116th Time…” a look at the many stories of the incoming US Congress, plus remembering the music of Roy Clark.

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Legitimacy and the So-Called House Popular Vote

Much ink has been spilt since Donald Trump’s election regarding the legitimacy of the U.S. government system, the fortitude of the rule of law, and the viability of American democracy. What do the 2018 election results tell us about those big, scary issues?

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A Safer Response to Garland-Gorsuch

A suggestion for a better way to handle the upcoming filibuster of Neil Gorsuch than discarding the consensus-building filibuster rule.

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Ohio: The Fulcrum

Imagine a world where the leadership of the free world rests in the hands of one man from Ohio.

A man named… Rob Portman.

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ENDA’s Game

In which the necessity of a law is politically dismissed because of a massive public misunderstanding by a man with an eerily orange face.