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Congress Knows It Has A Lot Of 'Work' To Do, But Clearly, Something Is 'Not Working'

Congress Knows It Has A Lot Of 'Work' To Do, But Clearly, Something Is 'Not Working'

Adriana Usero & Chris Gentilviso  08.12.2014
As Congress enjoys a five-week summer recess, its body of "work" has already reached historically low levels in one key area. Back in...
Congress Took Longer on the VA Reform Than Veterans Had to Wait for Health Care

Congress Took Longer on the VA Reform Than Veterans Had to Wait for Health Care

07.30.2014
Congress declared the Veterans Administration scandal was a disaster that veterans had to wait so long for help. Then, they proceeded to...
A Poison Pill for the Federal Shield Law

A Poison Pill for the Federal Shield Law

04. 1.2014
This isn't an attempt to improve the Free Flow of Information Act, it's an attempt to kill it. As appealing as it might seem to cover absolutely...

The Last 'Lion'

01.15.2014
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. -- as much the "lion" of the House on education matters that Ted Kennedy was in the Senate, and, like Kennedy,...
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...