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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...

Congress and a Tale of Two Sandy's

01.30.2013
Where the conversation goes from here is any body's guess, but for the sake of the nation, it is time for Congress to start putting our...

Hands On, Hands Up, Hands Off: Our Necessary Social Contract Debate

01.25.2013
America used to be a land where we took care of our own. Times are changing. Today, some would have the weakest and most vulnerable...
Friday Talking Points -- Revive the 'No Budget, No Pay Act'

Friday Talking Points -- Revive the 'No Budget, No Pay Act'

01.18.2013
In the midst of caving in to President Obama on the whole debt ceiling fight, Eric Cantor tossed out a proposal (likely, to distract attention...
Congress at the Crossroads

Congress at the Crossroads

01.18.2013
The sorry performance of the 112th Congress brought the perception of this once-esteemed body to what is probably an all-time low. If...
Violence Against Women Act

Violence Against Women Act

01.15.2013
Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Woman Act. America must lead the way to help end violence against woman worldwide.
When Will We Have More Open Atheists in Congress?

When Will We Have More Open Atheists in Congress?

01.14.2013
The religious makeup of the Congress sworn in January 3 is virtually unchanged from the infamously gridlocked 112th Congress. There are...
Vulnerable GOPers Worry About Consequences Of Fiscal Cliff Vote

Vulnerable GOPers Worry About Consequences Of Fiscal Cliff Vote

01. 5.2013
DES MOINES, Iowa — Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying...

Friday Talking Points -- Talking About the Deal

01. 4.2013
We are going to use our Friday Talking Points this week to point out why this deal is not just a pretty darn good one, but actually downright...
Poll: Terrible Ratings For Last Congress' Accomplishments

Poll: Terrible Ratings For Last Congress' Accomplishments

Emily Swanson  01. 4.2013
A huge majority of Americans say that the last Congress, whose term ended Thursday, accomplished less than usual, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov...
Congress in Contempt: Part 2

Congress in Contempt: Part 2

01. 3.2013
The easiest reaction is to argue about who's to blame -- a conversation that dominated the responses to Part 1. Solutions are more difficult....