81 days ago.
Does the current urge to "privatize" all government services lead to laxity in background checks of those working for private government contractors?
Posts: 1 - Many are asking how the Navy Yard shooter - a person who had a record of mental illness, "blackouts", and anger-management issues - gained access to a government facility ...
81 days ago.
Are states who do not require Photo ID in order to vote encouraging fraudulent elections?
Posts: 96 - Recently, the obama administration's attorney general struck down laws in Texas and South Carolina requiring voters to show a Photo ID before they can vote claiming it "disenfranchises"...
82 days ago.
The Sequester is nothing more than small decrease in the rate of increase in federal spending OVER 10 YEARS. President Obama should be the one to choose where the $85 billion in cuts should come from THIS YEAR since THE SEQUESTER was HIS IDEA TO BEGIN WIT
Posts: 544 - The President needs to lead on this issue he created instead of campaigning against it.
86 days ago.
"Union fat-cats...myth or reality?"
Posts: 3174 - So...
97 days ago.
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Posts: 47 - What has been the impact of the march on the nation? Looking back, what criticisms or praise can be gleaned?
127 days ago.
Is there ever a point where we need to quit trying to "understand" people who do bad things?
Posts: 8 - I was recently reading about a story in California about these guys who kept a 15 year old girl locked in a box when she wasn't being forced to work on there drug farm.
129 days ago.
Thugs running the Obama campaign now targeting Romney campaign donors
Posts: 20 - Not only have they targeted Romney donors, but According to Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot they have also targeted his children! Obama is working with groups like Media Matters for America (MMFA)...
141 days ago.
Was it right for IRS officials in Cincinnati to "target" tea party groups for investigation? Should these individuals be fired? AND is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Posts: 373 - ... The answer to the first question is "no"! There should be zero tolera0nce for government officials (regardless of party affiliation) who use their powers for political revenge.
141 days ago.
Did so-called "American" conspiracy nuts endanger the life of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was attacked by a mob in Alexandria, Egypt, that "heard" from righty blogs the fib that she "supports" the Muslim Brotherhood?
Posts: 14 - Certain far right "conspiracy" nutcases - including Frank Gaffney (who touted fake WMD theories on CNN and FOX in 2002), Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, The Washington TIMES, and assorted...
145 days ago.
Will Obama now release his college transcripts, records, and passport applications now that Donald Trump has offered Obama a $5 million donation to the charity of his choice?
Posts: 3 - Personally I doubt obama will release anything. It is apparent there is something in those records they don't want the American people to see.
160 days ago.
In the '60s, some "hippies" said "You're not really paranoid if some folks ARE out to get you". Today, they say "You're not really paranoid if you make paranoia a way-of-life!"
Posts: 47 - I have long been opposed to government over-reaching - but not opposed to "government" itself! I was opposed to excessive government snooping when Nixon and J.
161 days ago.
Who calls the shots in America? Is it the nation's citizens, via their duly-elected representatives - OR is it un-elected individuals and entities like Grover Norquist, the NRA, the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, et. al.?
Posts: 41 - The NRA effort to blackmail Democrats in the House into voting for the contempt citation against A.G.
163 days ago.
Don't feed the trolls
Posts: 14 - No need for naming and shaming, those of us that frequent this web site all know who are trolls and what their hot buttons are.
167 days ago.
Thank You, Art!!!!
Posts: 198 - I know you have a thankless task dealing with these topics, a job I for one would not want for all the money in the world.
168 days ago.
While I agree that an "open reading" of The U.S. Constitution by incoming House Republicans is a nice idea, is it a foreshadowing of endless nitpicking about what the "Law of the Land" say about issues like health-care reform?
Posts: 2 - Reading the entire Constitution out loud isn't a bad idea, but - judging from the recorded comments of several of the new "Tea Party" House members - dissecting that document is actually...
169 days ago.
Why do the "get-government-out-of-my-life" folks think it's okay to force Ohio women to have invasive "ultrasound" procedures?
Posts: 12 - As if the hypocrisy bar weren't low enough! If rightwing male legislators could get pregnant, abortion would be a "holy sacrament"!
170 days ago.
PANTS ON FIRE Lies of Obama #4
Posts: 4 - Obama bragged, "What I have done -- and this is unprecedented ... is I've said to each agency ...
170 days ago.
Posts: 141 - Take charge of the Times forums and utilize some moderator discretion. The threads here have become an embarrassment to the Times and our community.
171 days ago.
G "DUBYA" BUSH's Legacy
Posts: 462 - Why do the news outlets and leftist liberals not report the good things that he has done for the country and the people of Sudan instead of focusing on the problems that the country endured under...