Randy Brodehl

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GUEST POST: When Democracy Blocks the Will of Oligarchs

by Secret Squirrel The dynamics of rules committee decisions, motions on the floor, and other assorted parliamentary maneuverings (and tantrums) this past week have roots in last year’s elections. They also suggest what will happen and be at stake in the 2016 cycle. The common…


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The Foul 57

Republican candidates across the county have tried to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who believes that rape victims should be forced to give birth and said that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that…

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Political Quick Hits

New Political Blog I’ve recently added a new blog to the blogroll here. Check it out.  The Bitterroot Wire One of Only 12 Coast to Coast An interesting email is making the rounds this morning.  Apparently there are 7,382 state legislators in the country. That…