From the daily archives: Thursday, July 27, 2017

“You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency? – Joseph Welch

No, these words were not spoken yesterday by Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as part of the national outrage over Donald Trump’s hateful and inappropriate comments at the Boy Scout Jamboree. And yes, they should have been uttered by the Republican leadership. Nevertheless, these words have been proven to be timeless.

Attorney Joseph Welch’s incredible rebuke of Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1954,  during the Army-McCarthy hearings, […]

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It’s not often that the U.S. Senate’s arcane rules of operation can have a direct impact on saving lives now and into the future. But that’s exactly what will happen on what Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough determined Republicans can and cannot do when it comes to trying to pass their worse version of the House’s already bad bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

As reported by Kaiser Health News, MacDonough has made a determination that certain provisions of the Republican ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act‘ released on […]

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