Month: July 2012

CRITICS: RISE IN POLITICAL ‘PLEDGES’ STONEWALLS POLICYMAKING

July 26th, 2012 Read her lips: No new taxes. That’s essentially what U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson said last year when she signed lobbyist Grover Norquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge. It’s not the only position the New Mexico Republican has locked into. Last year, during the bitter debate over raising the nation’s debt ceiling, she put …

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NO LABELS FOCUSES ON FIXING THE PRESIDENCY

July 19, 2012 Encouraged by the traction gained by several of their proposals to “Make Congress Work!”, the No Labels organization has announced another set of proposals to “Make the Presidency Work!” Says the organization, “Almost 40 years after Congress began the post-Watergate roll-back of the ‘Imperial Presidency,’ America’s chief executive now arguably faces too …

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