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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....

Memo to Congress: Kick the Bad Habits in 2013

01. 3.2013
The intense polarization and gridlock that characterizes Congress is the result of attitudes and behaviors that have become ingrained habits...

GOP's Long History Of Shunning Leaders Could Cause Worry For Boehner

Joshua Spivak  01. 2.2013
After a painful rejection by his own party in his attempt to pass a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is at...
Measure 'To Pursue The World's Worst' Approved

Measure 'To Pursue The World's Worst' Approved

01. 2.2013
WASHINGTON -- Congress has approved legislation that would expand the State Department's rewards for justice program to target the world's...
The GOP Congressional Circus

The GOP Congressional Circus

01. 2.2013
Averting this "fiscal cliff" is the least of our issues. The incessant juvenile tactics being performed on a daily basis by the GOP need...
The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

01. 2.2013
The battle over the fiscal cliff was only a prelude to the coming battle over raising the debt ceiling -- a battle that will likely continue...