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Democratic State Lawmakers in California Should Not Try and Derail the Iran Deal

Marc Boyd | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics
Marc Boyd

It is not helpful to our foreign policy for two lone California lawmakers to issue an unrealistic statement in the final weeks of a high-stakes debate urging Congress to reject an international agreement.

Israel's Closest Muslim Ally

Paul Alexander | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Paul Alexander

While Muslim-dominated countries like Iran harbor contempt for Israel -- the reason Netanyahu is speaking to Congress -- Azerbaijan could not be more different. As one publication recently pointed out, "What started as a marriage of convenience has netted Israel its closest Muslim ally."

Boehner's Constitution Of Convenience

Duncan Hosie | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ironically, Speaker Boehner resorted to the American justice system to sue President Obama, the very system he has worked relentlessly to underfund for indigents. Instead of suing Obama, he should start fixing the system he and his colleagues broke.

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

You Don't Have to Be a Quarterback

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.27.2014 | Sports
William B. Bradshaw

In life all of us need to realize that leaders are very important, but leaders alone in any field of endeavor cannot get the job done. It takes a team: all the members of the executive committee.

The Shutdown Is Workplace Bullying Gone Wild

Cindy Waitt | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Cindy Waitt

We currently face a government shutdown and the tactics being used by the "shutdown" gang are textbook bully tactics.

Let's Keep Things Simple

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

It really would be great if governments, organizations, associations, companies, or what have you would just keep things simple so we could truly understand what is expected of us. All of us would be so much more likely to abide by the rules, regulation, and laws, and to get along better with each other.

Congress' Calendar for 2013: 239 Days Off

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

This week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor proudly announced the calendar for the new Congress in 2013. Working days for the entire year total 126, with not a single five-day work week and (God forbid) no weekends.

Congress's Wealthiest Shielded From Effects Of Deep Recession | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

If you could peer deeply into how the 535 members of Congress handle their money, what would you find? You would see a diversity of investment stra...

UNESCO, Congress, U.S. Law, and the Palestinians: The Facts

Lara Friedman | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

In recent weeks members of Congress have written to UNESCO to let leaders of that organization know that upgrading the status of the PLO will jeopardize U.S. funding to that organization.

An Injustice for Republican Readers and Tea Party Partisans

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

We spend over $4 on health and welfare for every senior citizen to every dollar that we spend educating and providing proper nutrition for all of our children. Such a system cannot sustain this country.

In Summer's Heat, Washington Seeks Refuge in the Loophole

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

There actually is some positive, progressive law being voted upon, but members cannot resist watering down the outcome. Even in the summer heat, the loophole remains more tempting than the swimming hole.

Chinese Cheating

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

It just seems to me that, like soccer, there has to be some way to level the playing field. But until victims organize, the Chinese and others will be able to move the goal posts.

Facilitating the Health Care Debate

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

From what I could tell from my social media streams, only extremists followed the debate.

Carl Bernstein Working On Book About The 'Vagaries' Of Congress

wowOwow | Liz Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Carl said he was working now on a book about the vagaries, the achievements and the, yes, crimes of the Congress of the United States. He says, "It's ...

The Health Care Debate: Expecting of Ourselves What We Demand From Our Children

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

Representative Joe Wilson shouted at the president in a manner usually reserved for town hall meetings. But this was no town meeting, but instead a formal gathering of Congress.

Man on The Street: The Vote Wants You To Get Out for It on Health Care

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

I stood outside of a town hall meeting the other day to interview people who had participated and recorded this really amazing interview with one of the more influential speakers on health care reform.

CREW: 16 Members Of Congress Currently Under Investigation

Citizens For Responsibility And Ethics In Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, CREW released a comprehensive list of members of Congress under investigation. Currently, there are 16 members -- 12 House members and four Sen...

Gaza Aid Must Be Dependent On Soldier's Release: Congressional Proposal

Haaretz | By Natasha Mozgovaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new initiative from members of the United States Congress calls for the transfer of the $900 million pledged by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton f...

Pres-Elect Obama, No To Warhawk Jane Harman!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

According to the local Los Angeles newspaper, The Daily Breeze, California Congresswoman, Jane Harman, a blue dog conservative democrat, is up for a h...