New Orleans Sitting in at the California field office of the House majority whip, Angelica Salas, the esteemed, outstanding director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), was informed that the House would not take up the issue of immigration reform before the end of the year, virtually taking the rest of [...]
Little Rock Congress has left for a 5-week summer vacation, and this time whether they have earned it or not, they probably need the rest. Perhaps in some kind of rehab clinic or re-education camp in fact, because one vote after another in the House of Representatives in recent weeks could be clinically classified as [...]
New Orleans Almost three years since the ACORN board and staff at that time pulled the plug on the organization and spread to the four corners of the country, it was suddenly another “ACORN week” in many ways in some weird coincidence of the calendar.
James O’Keefe, III, the criminal videographer who recently [...]
New Orleans They’re back! The Republican Hater Patrol is roaming the streets of Congress again, and this time they are pulling white sheets of paper up to their heads. It appears the Republicans are working hard to re-brand themselves as vampire hunters modeled after last year’s movie about the young Abraham Lincoln as his pre-presidential [...]
Quito A number of the big dog, nonprofit charities trooped over to visit with Congress to try to protect every dime of their tax breaks, especially the blanket deductions that favor the rich and superrich. They were led by Diane Aviv, the longtime head of Independent Sector, the big nonprofits trade group that [...]
New Orleans Like a modern version of the 12 days before Christmas, I think we could all start listing a daily beating we are taking from business, government, or both.
Yesterday news came out that a fair chunk of the $26 billion settlement with banks over their home mortgage scandals and abuses with the state attorney [...]