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Will Congress Go ANOTHER Year Without Designating New Wilderness?

Will Congress Go ANOTHER Year Without Designating New Wilderness?

Kate Sheppard  01. 3.2014
WASHINGTON -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the law that created a new designation for public lands that...

Sports Leagues Embrace Progress on Climate Change

11.25.2013
The single most important thing we can do to address the urgent ecological challenges we face is change cultural expectations and attitudes...

Interview: Charles Djou on Legacy, Serving in Congress and Afghanistan

10.23.2013
Congressman Charles Djou sits down with me and answers some meaningful and fun questions about his life philosophy. LUSSIER: Charles,...

Congress Only Succeeds in Failing: A Simple Election Is not Enough to Fix What's Wrong With our Government

10. 1.2013
Can you imagine a world in which there were no consequences for your actions? Or, better yet, one in which you were rewarded for doing...

No Food Stamps for the Unemployed? NYC's Been There, Done That, and Its Not Pretty

09.27.2013
Cutting meager food stamp benefits to Americans who are out of work or requiring them to attend dead-end job placement training and Work...

If You Are Rebellious, You Are on the Right Track

08.15.2013
To paraphrase Clarissa Pinkola Estes, "If you have ever been called defiant, incorrigible, unruly, or rebellious, you are on the right...

Recent House Debate on NSA Has Restored My Faith in Democracy... Kind Of

07.31.2013
In case you hadn't already heard, last week a Congressional coalition of civil liberty-loving lefties and libertarian-leaning righties...

Urgently Needed: Reform of the Broken American Political System

07.26.2013
The evident concerns about our political system, from the rising roles of cash in elections through to Congressional dysfunction, cry for...

Fixing Washington: Two New Books on What's Right and Wrong With Congress

07.24.2013
A summer of gridlock is clearly not good for the business of Washington or for its popularity. Thankfully, two new books help make some...
John Boehner Insists It's 'Nonsense' 112th Congress Was Least Productive, Even Though It Was

John Boehner Insists It's 'Nonsense' 112th Congress Was Least Productive, Even Though It Was

Amanda Terkel  07.18.2013
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) bristled at a suggestion on Thursday that Congress has been "historically unproductive." "That's...

Experiencing Outside the Beltway

07. 1.2013
There is nothing that hammers this point home more than driving though middle America, stopping at gas stations in small towns and big...

Make Your Own Restaurant Quality Choking Poster!

04.23.2013
Whether you're choking on your Dollar-Menu McNuggets -- or your neighbor is gagging on what Michele Bachmann said on FOX News today --...
Report Finds High Job Satisfaction In Congress Amid Low Approval Ratings

Report Finds High Job Satisfaction In Congress Amid Low Approval Ratings

Chelsea Kiene  03.12.2013
Members of Congress say they are happy with their jobs and feel fulfilled by the work that they do -- even as congressional approval ratings...
Necessary Roughness: Why Obama's Use of Executive Power Is Justified

Necessary Roughness: Why Obama's Use of Executive Power Is Justified

02.25.2013
We are a nation at risk of flying apart and falling apart, just as we were in 1787, and the prevention of that requires a firm leader who...