Sen. Johnson’s Weird Petty Lies about Liberals and Health Care

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 7:40 am

I’ve long since stopped being shocked by Republicans being allowed to publicly promote outright lies to advance their agenda, but the incredible pettiness of this lie by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) stands out.  It’s his claim about what “the left” want for health care that really annoyed me. From his Wall Street Journal op ed: [...]

Health Reform’s Excise Tax Was Designed to Make Employer-Provided Plans Less Generous

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 3:32 pm

In an attempt to defend health care reform against this absurd Wall Street Journal op-ed by Sen. Ron Johnson, Ezra Klein decided to use known falsehoods to advance his case. From Ezra Klein: Here’s the odd thing: At no point in his op-ed does Johnson ever argue that the Affordable Care Act would’ve made his [...]

VIDEO: Sam Seder and Sarah Silverman Support Russ Feingold’s Cheddarbomb

By: Wednesday September 15, 2010 10:47 am

If there’s one member of the Senate who has consistently shown a willingness to buck their own party in defense of civil liberties, it’s been Russ Feingold.  It took a lot of courage to be the only US  Senator to vote against the Patriot Act in 2001. As Sarah Silverman and Sam Sedar say in [...]