Triumph of the Democratic Congress!
A major overhaul to attack corruption in Congress–an end to secret “holds” in the Senate, severe restrictions on lobbying and earmarks
Dramatically increasing health care for poor American children
First major homeland security legislation since 9/11
Overturning the Activist Right-Wing Supreme Court by allowing victims of pay discrimination to sue again
True, Bush may veto many of these bills, as he vetoed bills to withdraw from Iraq or fund embryonic stem cell research. But the battle is well and truly joined. And perhaps Americans will learn that only with a Democratic President joining the Democratic Congress can common sense reform and civil liberties return to the USA, along with an uprooting of the secrecy, bribery, and corruption so endemic in Republican Government.
Now, if we only had fair elections as well…..ah well, one step at a time.
ALSO Mark discusses whether liberals are too harsh on hypocritical fundamentalist preachers…