- Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight (9/29/16)30
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Sister: Shooting victim died a hero (9/30/16)9
- Perryville couple arrested on felony drug charges after sting operation (9/29/16)
- Perryville High principal on leave; no reason given (9/28/16)9
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16)1
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16)11
Speak Out 5/3/12
There are a lot of comments indicating an assumption that the U.S. Congress can pass legislation simply because one party has a majority of members. This isn't true. An oppositional minority of only 34 percent can block the majority using a filibuster. A supermajority is required to override the filibuster. The filibuster used to require an actual member of Congress to be present in order to implement an indefinite blockade, but now it's a painless process that requires no significant effort. Stating that a party which controls a simple majority of Congress while simultaneously holding the office of the president can legislate as it pleases is just plain false.
Romney on issues
Thanks to Mitt Romney for endorsing President Obama's position on student loans and refusing to endorse conservative Marco Rubio's draconian policy on immigration.
A caller implied that those making $30,000 to $50,000 are not paying income tax and therefore things are not fair. Sorry, but I've made between $30,000 and $50,000 a year for the past nine years, and I've paid over 20 percent in federal income tax alone every one of those years.