Congress got a report from EPA last week that they can use to create whole series of new incentives for the States to clean up our country's water. T...
Much of what was once done by congressional legislation is now done by judicial decrees, agency rules or presidential executive orders. The New York T...
In a new scholarly article, law professors Robin Kar and Jason Mazzone have taken a deep dive into the history of Supreme Court nominations to test the plausibility of the Senate Republicans' purported "justification" for their action. Over the entire course of American history there have been 103 instances (prior to this one) in which an elected president faced a vacancy on the Supreme Court prior to the election of the next president. They found that in every one of those 103 instances, the president nominated and, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appointed the new Justice. There has not been a single exception to this practice in all of American history. And this is true even when, as in the current situation, the vacancy arose during an election year. In short, this would be the first time in American history that a president in President Obama's position would be denied this opportunity.
Trump is in for a rude awakening when he finds out what the job of president is really about.
The cost of government regulations is staggering and it's a cost that only goes one way: Up. I just clicked over to the Federal Register website, whe...
Maui is not only the most progressive county in the state of Hawaii, but also the nation. And it's appropriate that our Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard supports Bernie Sanders. Support for Sanders, however, does not mean that Congresswoman Gabbard represents us.
Private equity managers have created a huge imbalance in the campaign finance picture with their massive contributions to super PACs. But as an industry, Wall Street writ large makes its mark in the simplest of ways: by simply giving more, by far, to candidates than any other interest group.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
After 34 years as one of the most gutsy and consistent liberals in Congress, Barbara Boxer is retiring from the Senate. In this year, of all years, her life in politics holds important lessons for Democrats and progressives.
Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?
The Farm Credit System was the first GSE to be established by the United States in 1916. Unlike Fannie and Freddie, the Farm Credit System can make direct loans to farmers, ranchers and others involved in agriculture.
For many years, Black soldiers fought in segregated regiments. While they were fighting to defend America, America was not fighting to defend them. Our community should be proud to be home of the 369th Infantry division, an all-Black army unit from Harlem.
Because of concerns about energy security and decades of living with energy scarcity, exporting oil has traditionally been controversial.
According to researchers who mapped the shape of the ice sheet as well as the thickness of rocks and sediments beneath it to examine the historical characteristic of erosion of Totten's advances and retreats, unabated climate change could cause the glacier to enter an irreversible and rapid retreat within the next century.
American voters are fed up with politicians. Seemingly, they do not trust and will oppose anyone who is a professional politician. Why?
We are halfway through the 2016 national elections and the onslaught of political money from billionaires and multimillionaires will continue and increase. This is not the way our democracy is meant to work or the way our country is meant to be governed.