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  • Michael Zimmer: More questions in IRS scandal

    The June 17 Associated Press story headlined “IRS lost more than Lerner’s emails in Tea Party probe” tells me that, for a scandal about which President Barack H. Obama claimed there was not even a smidgen of corruption, that sure seems...
  • In politics, just show us the money

    In politics, just show us the money
    Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
  • Who Gets To Decide When A Name Offends?

    Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team's name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School...
  • Keep Corrupting Money Out Of Elections

    Connecticut has the best campaign finance laws in the country, designed to prevent the corrupting influence of big-money donors. A federal court ruling Tuesday ought to end the Democratic Governors Association's attempt to eviscerate those laws. On...
  • 'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms

    'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies have the right to subvert a federal law in order to remain consistent with their religious beliefs (I'll get to how absurd it is that a company can have a "religious belief" in a moment). In this...
  • Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down

    Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down
    Here are your vote totals for Dave Brat's stunning upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. You'll find a county-by-county map of results here. Statements are rolling in, and since I'm sure we won't have room for all of them, I'll post...
  • One of the worse Supreme Court decisions ever

    There have been some great landmark Supreme Court decisions: Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. v. Nixon, and Lawrence v. Texas, to name but a few. And there have been a number of doozies. Among them: Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v....
  • Pete Aguilar's campaign surpasses $1 million in House race

    Pete Aguilar's campaign surpasses $1 million in House race
    Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar has raised more than $1 million in his race for an open Inland Empire congressional district seat, his campaign reported Thursday. The report, sent to the Federal Election Commission, showed Aguilar had $402,755 in the bank...
  • New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer

    New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
    During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
  • Marianne Williamson's campaign treasury grows to $1.2 million

    Marianne Williamson's campaign treasury grows to $1.2 million
    Spiritual teacher and best-selling author Marianne Williamson has raised more than $1.2 million for her campaign for an open congressional district seat, her report showed Thursday. The Williamson campaign's report to the Federal Election Commission...
  • Bill Kennedy: Money in politics, prayer top the news

    No sooner had I hit send on my last fluff piece when two things of note were reported, one national and one local, that I feel the need to opine on. The Supreme Court made what I consider to be another ridiculous decision that strips even further the...
  • Candidate hopes to deliver knockout blow to Alcee Hastings

    Candidate hopes to deliver knockout blow to Alcee Hastings
    He's got political consultants. He's conversant on a range of current issues. He offers a compelling personal story of triumphing over adversity. But Jameel McCline isn't anything like an ordinary congressional candidate. Consider: • When the...