“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” – James Madison, Constitutional Convention (1787).
Yesterday, House Judiciary Democrats convened a forum on “The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy.” It has been nearly twenty years since the last hearing on this topic in 1997, and much has happened since then.
The Guardian: America's funding of Honduran security forces puts blood on our hands: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/08/american-funding-honduran-security-forces-blood-on-our-hands | Originally published July 8, 2016
Boston Globe: What comes after ISIS matters: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/11/18/what-comes-after-isis-matters/wzC3nfzaowI9UdutoZcjTP/story.html | Original published November 19, 2015.
Isaac Newton once said, "If I see farther it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants." As someone who has witnessed the evolution of race relations in this country, I can proudly say that as a member of Congress that's what I'm doing.
Over the past month, U.S. House and Senate Republicans have launched a series of investigations into the Federal Communications Commission's independence in crafting strong net neutrality rules, accusing President Obama of improper influence over the FCC's rulemaking.
As seen in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution: https://on-ajc.com/1lhRBWk
The overwhelming militarized response of St. Louis-area police forces to protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager is an overdue wake-up call.
As seen in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
House Republicans control just one half of one of the three branches of government, but they tyrannically seek to impose their will on the majority by shutting down government unless we agree to stop Obamacare.