Stewart on 9/11 Rescue Workers: Most Powerful 14 Minutes of Advocacy for a Bill All Year

By: Friday December 17, 2010 12:45 pm

On the last Daily Show of the year, Jon Stewart dedicated 14 minutes to the Republican filibuster of a bill that would provide health care to 9/11 first responders who are now suffering from horrible diseases directly as a result of their patriotic sacrifice and the government telling them working conditions were safe. The Republican [...]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Fix: Filibuster Again Used to Oppress Minorities

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 2:12 pm

The defense authorization bill containing a repeal of the discriminative “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy failed today in the Senate for a second time this year because it could only secure a majority of 57 votes. Once again, the shameful history of the filibuster being mainly a tool of bigots used to crush the rights [...]

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