There are tough votes, and then there are votes that break your heart.
My vote yesterday in support of a procedural rule to advance what’s known as the Farm Bill was one that broke my heart. That’s because members of the Republican Party’s most conservative wing — with the approval of House Speaker Paul Ryan — snuck in a last-minute provision that would make it harder for Congress to end U.S. support of the Saudi coalition at war with Yemen. A war that is causing unspeakable suffering for the innocent people of Yemen.
The first question I got after the vote was this: What does the Farm Bill have to do with Yemen? The answer is “nothing.” But this is what you get when poison...
The sun sets on the U.S. Capitol during the inauguration parade of President Barack Obama along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.