I don't want other young people to have to go through what I did. Every student deserves the opportunity to go to school and learn without being harassed or discriminated against because of who they are.
Once a homeowner has been denied a modification, they have no available resources to question or appeal the decision. Al Franken's proposed financial reform amendment would provide that. But it has to make it in first.
Here's how broken our current system has become: Not only are the ratings agencies competing as for-profit businesses, but our two largest agencies are publicly traded companies driven solely by profits.
Who will take the mantle of bipartisan education leadership that Ted Kennedy carried? Breaking with caucus leaders to do the right thing will be uncomfortable but everything is at stake.
There's no excuse for using a computer, a cell phone or anything else to demean, insult, embarrass or harass another person. Bullying, whether online or in person, is reprehensible.
I often think about the hardship and trauma that America's soldiers experience in serving our country, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, or in some other ...
Score one for Senator Al Franken. Thanks to him, Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee who alleges she was gang raped by her coworkers will get her...
The nation's richest corporate lobby group with a far-reaching right-wing, anti-consumer partisan political agenda, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has become a despicable organization.
This is what must make it hard for people working inside the Obama administration. No sooner does the White House start talking up something good, tha...
Partisanship is healthy in a democracy. However, the hyper-partisanship seen in recent years has damaged people's faith in government and also has proved detrimental to the country itself.
If voters reject the Dems in November, it won't be because they legislated too far to the left, or to the right: It will be because they were outflanked by their opposition and didn't get to legislate at all.
Democrats need to realize that they still have the biggest majority in both houses of Congress that they are likely to see in their lifetimes.
Not everyone is swallowing the snake oil Comcast is peddling to grease its takeover of NBC. None shone brighter yesterday than Sen. Al Franken, who aggressively interrogated Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.
There's probably a creative limit to what one can do with old shoes and snow, and we, the people, are not so foolish as to believe that we can compete with the big money special interests. But we must try.
Conservatives like to say that liberals aren't successful on the radio simply because their ideas don't hold up. But I have a formula that better explains it.
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