It seems somehow un-American to offer citizens the possibility of cash prizes in return for voting. And some observers have argued that uninformed voters will cast their ballots simply for the chance to win some money. My response is "So what?"
As summer turns to fall, plenty of consumers are shopping around for deals on airline tickets. The bad news is it's getting harder to figure out the bottom-line cost. And a bill making its way through Congress would make things much worse.
Bill Maher of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher wants to "outright meddle" in politics. I, personally, hope he comes to Colorado to do his meddling.
In 1997, facing a crisis where 1 in 7 children had no health insurance coverage in the United States, a Republican-led Congress worked with President ...
In the wake of Congress' failure to advance meaningful immigration reform, it has become crystal clear that Congress will not act in any way that matters. One thing that can be fixed now with a swipe of the pen is the regulation impacting DREAMers, preventing them from accessing health care.
Much has been made about a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC news poll suggesting that over three quarters of Americans do not believe their children will have a better life than they do.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.
There's a new disease spreading through the collective, and it makes me very sad. It doesn't cause lumps or fevers, but make no mistake -- it is frighteningly contagious. It's called mediocrity.
Abraham Lincoln did not let failure or defeat stand in his way. He continued to try again.
I hope the pope will tie family issues to the problems of poverty, income inequality, and the suffering of the poor. Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs are a great example of the haves and the have-nots, and the pope should be exposed to it.
For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.
Charles thinks he's the right person to tell us how to fix our economy, but he and his brother have exactly zero credibility to say we should be happy living the Koch brothers' version of the American dream (for people not named "Koch"): working in low-wage jobs with no benefits while wearing a smile. And here's why.
Can someone realistically forego getting a prescription filled because it's made by a bad corporate citizen? Probably not. Only Congress and the Obama administration can truly stop corporate inversions.
We need a new national policy that guides federal managers to "start smart" by factoring in, up front, all available research on potential damage to marine ecosystems that would occur with new or expanded fishing activities.
My message to Democrats is: Dump your corporate consultants. Just campaign for the necessities of the people. And publicize those Republican votes crisply, widely and repeatedly.