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Republicans Drafting New "Contract On America"

In 1994, then House Speaker Newt Gingrich unleashed his Contract on America, a set of 10 bills to be considered within the first 100 days of the 104th Congress.

Now, in 2010, the Republicans are drafting a remake. This time, they are going to use social media to get ideas, so when they unveil it after Labor Day, it will have built-in support.

So what was in the Gingrich version? One of the ten bills was a crime bill, named the "Taking Back Our Streets Act." It was a trojan horse of a bill. Presented as the answer to the "crime crisis" for "minorities and the poor," in its specifics, the plan's solutions were simply to incarcerate and execute in greater numbers.[More...]

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