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President Obama on Thursday made it clear that, if a gridlocked Congress won't do its job on immigration reform, he will do that job himself. Now we should hope that he can also turn attention to an immigration challenge that falls under his own branch of government: immigration courts.
Congress is expected during the lame-duck session to address "tax extenders," a set of tax provisions (mostly for corporations) that policymakers routinely extend for a year or two at a time.
EPA's decision of whether the scientific evidence is sufficient to regulate is a legal and policy question. But it needs to be informed by good scientific advice. The House is not interested in good advice. It is interested in advice that supports the effort to manufacturer uncertainty.
The mid-term elections are over, but -- as of this minute -- Congress has not tackled extending some tax breaks, i.e. that collective group known as the "Tax Extenders", which we address seemingly every couple of years.
Immense support, funding and collaborative efforts are required to stop Ebola. However, our support must not end there. It is necessary to build more robust local healthcare infrastructures and diminish the negative ripple effects the virus has generated.
America's war on drugs is the world's war on drugs. And the world's war on drugs is codified and dictated by three international drug conventions.
If the Republican leadership can sell it to enough of its members, it could be a way out of the perpetual crisis machine that the budget has become. By separating the politics from the actual real-world results, it allows both factions of the Republican Party to get what they want.
You would think that your vote gets counted just as equally as others. But you'd be wrong. The reality is, depending on where you live, your vote is...
We all care about women's lives, and PEPFAR under President Bush and President Obama has vastly improved the health of women and their families, while building vital healthcare system infrastructure. Let's continue the success, without being undermined by the Global Gag Rule.
The divisive political figures Santorum admires tell us all we need to know about how he would lead America if ever given the chance.
When we laid our 2-year-old daughter Savannah down to sleep on April 3, it was a seemingly normal night for a seemingly normal child. But when we looked in her crib the next morning to wake Savannah for breakfast, we discovered every parent's worst nightmare.
Birth control is life-saving, life-affirming health care for women. There is nothing "pro-life" about restricting birth control, and religion is no excuse for this dangerous and ugly form of discrimination.
Two years later, pending on my DACA renewal, I am no longer obsessively checking the status of my second USCIS application. Rather, I spend time thinking about what will happen to my parents.
Today was a good day for American leadership, showing that the big polluter agenda doesn't stand up.