Heritage Foundation: Get Rid of Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Non-Violent Crimes

Back when I wrote about prosecutors threatening torture to get a confession, I thought I was a bit “out there” in Conservative circles. My mistake. Yesterday the Heritage Foundation posted on “Time To Reconsider Mandatory Minimum Sentences.” It seems this is both a conservative position and one that appeals to Democrats as well. At a time when people are claiming that Congress can’t get anything done due to partisanship it seems that there is a move afoot to deal with this sentencing Read more […]

Republican Senators Are Not Supporting Ryan Budget Deal

Perhaps my questioning the existence of the tea party was premature. The Daily Mail suggests there might be resistance to the Ryan budget deal in the Senate. A landmark budget agreement that passed in the U.S. House on Thursday faces certain death in the Senate unless at least five Republicans step up to support it – but so far there are no takers at all. The GOP’s Senate leaders plan to launch a procedural effort to kill the plan over a laundry list of objections – including a claim that it Read more […]

Who Is Holding The Nation Hostage Now? Dems Demand End Of Sequestration “Cuts”

They aren’t even cuts. The sequestration demands reductions in planned increases in spending. Yet the Huffington Post tells us: As the United States government approaches a deadline for raising the debt limit and the government shutdown nears its second week, Senate Democrats are taking a stand on sequestration. The party’s leadership rejected an offer from Senate Republicans on Saturday morning mainly because the proposal locked in those budget cuts for too long. Senate Majority Whip Dick Read more […]