As anyone who watches C-SPAN closely can attest, the Senate floor fills for votes and empties for speeches. But the rule requiring senators to be in attendance is still on the books and can be invoked by any senator at any time.
Entries Tagged as 'Upper-Left-Edge'
February 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments
February 20th, 2015 · 5 Comments
Marriage doesn’t really matter, until it really does. We keep throwing out the bathwater of distinctions, figuring the babies can fend for themselves.
February 13th, 2015 · 5 Comments
It’s invisible but not unseen. It makes very little noise itself, but its sounds are familiar to many. Its mission focuses on children, yet only our senior citizens witnessed its birth.
December 26th, 2014 · 6 Comments
I sprang from my bed to see what was wrong, but on the roof remained only sleigh tracks and hoof marks. I was glad I bought reindeer-safe, organic roof moss retardant. Then I saw something had been left behind. It was a list. Here it is.
December 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Measure 92 advocates reduced their margin of not-yet-defeat from thousands to hundreds. It may very well alter the trajectory into the future. Even if they’ve lost, they’ve not been defeated.
November 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment
If you want to lay blame for this week’s Democratic losses, you can point to the president’s collusion with now-outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
October 10th, 2014 · No Comments
If you believe that money is power, Oregon has not had this much power on Capitol Hill since the Packwood-Hatfield era ended two decades ago.
September 10th, 2014 · No Comments
Focusing on the task at hand is essential, but limiting. Every decision is linked to what came before and what likely will follow. There are no starting or ending points.
October 18th, 2013 · 4 Comments
Military efficiency and democratic deliberation are pulling us in opposite directions, but only Wyden and a few others know the details.
October 18th, 2013 · No Comments
If anyone was shocked at the juxtaposition of fighting World War II and fighting a parking ticket, they didn’t show it.