The Democrats Are Boldly Fighting For a Bad, Stupid Bill

Alex Pareene · 06/22/16 03:20PM

After Democrats in the Senate staged a filibuster in support of gun control measures, their colleagues in the House have begun a “sit-in” aimed at embarrassing Republicans into allowing a vote on a measure that would restrict the ability of suspected terrorists to legally buy guns. The move is fantastic political theater. It’s also a tremendous waste of popular support and activist energy in support of a measure that isn’t just ineffective but also actively offensive.

A Wine Retailer and Chris Matthews's Wife Spent $15.2 Million Losing the Nation's Most Expensive House Race

Brendan O'Connor · 04/27/16 12:50PM

On Tuesday, Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin—a professor at American University and the husband of deputy treasury secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin—won Maryland’s 8th Congressional District Democratic primary, triumphing over both a former corporate executive married to a national television anchor, and a self-funding millionaire businessman. It was an expensive loss for them both.

I Bet This Guy Did Something Bad 

Allie Jones · 02/01/16 04:20PM

The Tennessean reports that Rep. Stephen Fincher, a 42-year-old congressman representing Tennessee’s 8th district, will not seek re-election this year. In an emailed statement to the paper, Fincher declined to provide a specific reason for retiring. Uh oh.

There’s a Tombstone Convention Beneath the GOP Congressional Retreat

Ashley Feinberg · 01/14/16 04:38PM

And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.