Troubled Times for the First Amendment
May 19, 2017
When the Constitution’s authors crafted the initial amendments to that document, the freedoms of speech and the press were part of the First Amendment. So every American should be on the alert for threats to First Amendment freedoms and troubled anytime First Amendment rights are violated.
Administration Looks to Hide Thousands of Government Records
May 15, 2017
A disturbing report in this morning’s Washington Post details what appears to be a Trump administration effort to shroud tens of thousands of government records that had been readily available to Americans online.
Finding Wisdom, Inspiration in the Great Southwest
May 12, 2017
This is a tough time for democracy reformers in Washington. So I was particularly pleased last week to get away from the national capital for a few days to meet Common Cause activists – and some new recruits – in Arizona and New Mexico.
Read the Bill? Who Has Time for That?
May 4, 2017
Americans deserve transparency from our government, especially when our healthcare and financial well-being is at stake. But Republican leaders in the House of Representatives seem to favor rushing a vote to repeal Obamacare over transparency and accountability.
Trump Order on Religious Freedom Is Less Than It Appears
May 4, 2017
President Trump demonstrated again today that alchemy, of the political variety at least, is among his hidden talents.