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Senator DeMint for Term Limits

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: December 4, 2009

Yes, we can term-limit the Congress. I’m not saying it will be easy. It won’t be easy. Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. That’s why I applaud U.S. Senator Jim DeMint for introducing a constitutional amendment to term limit Congress. Three two-year terms maximum for House members, two six-year terms for…

A Rookie to the Rescue

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: May 17, 1999

Politicians say it takes a new legislator a year or two just to find the bathroom. Must be a pretty uncomfortable year or two. Of course, this says more about the old-timers' desire to protect their turf than about reality. In the real world, a new employee is expected to…

Lott of Chutzpah

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: July 27, 2010

Some people you can always count on. Like former congressmen and current lobbyist Trent Lott. Count on Lott to confirm that he’s a true-blue partisan of gravy-train politics-as-usual, a dyed-in-the-wool establishmentarian committed to extinguishing each faint, flickering chance to downsize Leviathan. The man is a rock. “We don’t need a…

Voters with Zombie Power

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: February 6, 2012

Americans overwhelmingly support term limits for Congress. Nonetheless, last week, three-fourths of the U.S. Senate said, “Hell no, [they] won’t go.” By a 75 to 24 vote, Senators defeated an amendment introduced by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) to express support for a constitutional amendment limiting congressional tenure as a “sense…

Ice Is Also Great

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: February 15, 2010

We all like talking about the weather, and one reason “global warming” theory caught on was not because of the science, but because it gives us a “just-so”-type scenario to spice up any conversation. Here on the East Coast, we’ve endured one of the snowiest winters in years. Elsewhere, the…

The Brewing War Over Earmarks

Relevance: 35%      Posted on: January 14, 2008

The Democrats took over Congress, pledging to curb the practice of earmarks. They didn’t quite succeed. The omnibus spending bill they produced in December was filled with spending projects of a less-than-national character, most of which no congressperson but the original politician who placed it in the bill ever saw.So,…

Establishment Out

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: September 16, 2010

Another one bites the dust: Nine-term Congressman Mike Castle was defeated in Delaware’s primary by Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O’Donnell. Weeks ago, incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was bested in the Republican primary by Joe Miller, also Tea Party-supported. Before that Utah Senator Robert Bennett lost his re-nomination bid. U.S.…

Abiding by Term Limits

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: January 24, 2014

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn would easily win a third term in 2016, if he chose to run. But just as he stepped down from the U.S. House after three terms, after having pledged to do, so he is stepping down after winning two terms in the U.S. Senate. Coburn had…

The fly-over states’ stinger

Relevance: 22%      Posted on: February 10, 2012

An overlooked factor in the next election. In election result after election result, poll after poll — whether Republican, Democrat or independent; male or female; black, white, yellow, red or green — Americans by large margins want term limits for their representatives, a short leash on their servants holding an…

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