Carl Levin is a Truly Horrible Person

By: Wednesday June 12, 2013 9:34 am

This is a sickening and truly despicable move by Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich). He has removed from the Defense Authorization Act the bipartisan provision that would have provided the best chance of improving the rampant problem of sexual abuse in the military. From New York Times: In a striking showdown between Senator Carl Levin, the chairman [...]

Levin on Filibuster: Cynical Deception or an Idiot?

By: Friday January 25, 2013 6:49 am

One of the most painful things about following Congress is that it is often hard to tell if a member is being an idiot or engaged in a cynical attempt to hide their true position. You can try to educate the uninformed but you can only hope to relentlessly expose the lies. The latest game [...]

Democratic Senators Lie. There. I’ve Said it.

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 5:45 am

We learned Wednesday from The Hill that many Democratic Senators don’t actually support all the great things they claim they have “fought for.” They lied to voters. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) doesn’t really support her health insurance rate-review agency as she claims to do. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) doesn’t really want Americans to have the choice of [...]

Video: Levin Reads from Goldman Memo, “Making Lemonade From Some Big Old Lemons”

By: Tuesday April 27, 2010 2:04 pm

Today Carl Levin asked Goldman Sach’s Daniel Sparks about his “sales pitch,” quoting from a memo written by Sparks: “They structured like mad.  They traveled the world and worked their tails off to make lemonade from some big old lemons.” Just in case anyone wondered if Goldman knew it was peddling garbage,

Financial Reform: Meat or Kabuki Today?

By: Tuesday April 27, 2010 7:27 am

Senate theater over financial reform won’t be complete until Harry Reid starts banging on about “cots in the Senate” (remember that one?) But I think Alvin Felzenberg has it just about right: What we are watching being played in the Senate is a farce performed in the theater of the absurd. The plot is simple. [...]