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Religious Liberty and Restoring Access to Abortion

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 10.21.2015 | Religion
Nancy K. Kaufman

Who are the women now affected by Hyde who would regain access to abortion services through the EACH Woman Act?

GOP, Dems Blindly Bow to Fossil Fuels in Africa

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

The bill will fail to help the people most severely marginalized in current systems, damage the long-term prospects of Africa's economy, and become a lost opportunity for the fight against climate change.

Barbara Lee Hosts Community Forum on Racial Justice

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

On August 18th, 2015 Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a community forum at Brookins AME Church in Oakland, CA to discuss policing, church shootings, and racist policies in America. Watch.

Jennifer Bendery

House Debates War Authorization For 2 Hours -- Then Votes Against Dealing With It | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers determined to have a war authorization debate chalked up a win on Wednesday: they forced the House of Representatives to spend...

Jennifer Bendery

House Committee Votes To Remind Congress Its Job Is To Authorize Wars | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ten months into the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State, Congress still has neither debated it nor voted to authorize it. But on T...

Fighting for Heroic Moms This Mother's Day

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Rep. Barbara Lee

Support from the U.S. provides mothers with the extra help they need to protect their children and changes millions of lives for the better. Perhaps no issue better illustrates this than the U.S.'s leadership on HIV and AIDS.

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

40 Years After End of Vietnam War, Let's Not Forget Who Helped Stop It and the Vietnamese Who Still Suffer

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Today as the U.S. wages simultaneous land and drone wars in several countries, the lessons of the Vietnam War are under attack as never before.

The Continuing Curse of Agent Orange

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

It is time for the U.S. government to take responsibility for the human and environmental disaster that is still being caused by Agent Orange and provide comprehensive assistance to all those suffering from this deadly poison.

Matt Ferner

Members Of Congress Stand Up For California Medical Marijuana Shop | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

Three congressional lawmakers from California are accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of overreach in an ongoing crackdown against Harborside Heal...

2015 Climate Change Forecast

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I'm pretty sure that Inhofe must be reading different news feeds than I am, otherwise, how could he fail to be as concerned as I am? Below are some of my top anxieties, not necessarily in order of my angst:

Barbara Lee Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) was re-elected Tuesday to represent California's 13th Congressional District. Lee was first elected to the House in 199...

Amanda Terkel

Remember When the US Barred Travelers With HIV? An Ebola Ban Could be Worse. | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican politicians, joined by a few Democrats in tight election races, have stepped up their calls in recent days for a temporary ba...

Unanswered Questions for a Consequential Autumn

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

In the American democracy we have collectively (or by passive default) chosen to have at the moment, to serve and assuage our divergent biases, the question is whether a governing plurality, as Jack Nicholson said, is "as good as it gets."

Progressive Democrats Push For Vote To Authorize Force Against ISIS

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama maintains that he doesn't need congressional approval before engaging the nation's armed forces in Iraq. But prog...

Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Whatever one thinks of the President's actions so far, it does not seem likely that there will be a majority in Congress in the near future to force the withdrawal of U.S. military forces. But there might well be a majority in the near future to insist that a military campaign that goes on for months needs explicit Congressional authorization.

Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where Is the Anti-War Left?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same wars in the future.

Amanda Terkel

Military Revises 'Racially Biased' Hairstyle Rules | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the military will allow female service members to have a wider range of hairstyles ...

Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty years ago today, President Nixon addressed the nation to announce he would be resigning the next day -- the only time in US history this has happened. Today, President Obama announced the US will be dropping bombs on Iraq once again. That's a pretty heavy-duty amount of the past to contemplate, in one week.

'Humanitarian Emergency' Does Not Suspend the Constitution on War Powers

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Every time the president -- this president or any president -- is allowed to "cut corners" on the Constitutional question of Congressional war powers, it sets a bad precedent for the future, eroding a key Constitutional, democratic speed bump against unnecessary wars of choice.

Before Unleashing Gaza-Like Airstrikes on Iraq, Congress Must Vote

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

In the early hours of Friday morning, Gaza's Ark - the boat preparing to sail from Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian exports - was hit by an Israeli missile and caught fire. When dawn broke Friday morning, little was left of the boat.

9 Public Figures Who Rightly Opposed The Iraq War

Dennis Earl | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Dennis Earl

When the George W. Bush administration commenced its global sales pitch to invade Iraq in 2002, misplaced fear and overly rosy projections for its success helped make it happen. If only they had heeded the prescient warnings of these nine individuals.

The President Has No Mandate to Bomb Iraq or Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Regardless of whether we can agree that President Obama does not have the authority to bomb Iraq or Syria in a legal sense, as a political matter he should come to Congress for authorization anyway.

Welcome to "Post-Racial" America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With the controversy over the racist remarks of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, one a rural cattle rancher in Nevada, the other an urbane California billionaire, we might want to reconsider just how "post-racial" America's race relations have really become.

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.