Why is it we just sit around and allow Congress to do whatever the hell it wants despite the demands of the American people? We are not a Democracy. We are not even a Republic---although that is exactly how we operate.
This country needs a Congress that works. This country needs citizens who work. This country needs a Congress and citizens who can work together using that hammer to rebuild confidence through constructive compromise and collaboration.
Like the weather, which is notoriously hard to predict as so many factors can impact what ultimately happens in any one location, predicting six months out what Congress and the White House will do next year is tricky and fraught with unknowns.
With serious discussion among scholars, political figures, and Americans across the political spectrum on whether Trump’s extreme views amount to fascism, we need a strong, effective, and independent federal judiciary more than ever.
Clinton would not be the loser. The country would, unless you believe in the Republican mantra first espoused by Ronald Reagan that "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem," and any reduction in government is a benefit, even if it means harming, perhaps irrevocably, our national institutions.
Whatever else the deadly Fourth of July terrorist attack on Saudi Arabia's holy city of Medina indicates, it further complicated matters for Saudi rulers, President Obama, Congress and even ordinary Americans eager to confront terrorism.
In an important show of bipartisanship, Congress is on the cusp of an historic step to help many of the most vulnerable children in our nation who are abused and neglected and at risk of entering foster care and lingering in group care.
Summer is finally here, but for those of us who fight to protect our nation's wildlife and natural heritage, this summer has been anything but restful...
By Valerie Bogart, Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources, New York Legal Assistance Group Before the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Co...
The end of the federal government's War On Weed is approaching fast. No matter how the details work out, that much seems pretty clear at this point.
The presumptive GOP candidate, Orange Julius Caesar, has turned us all into Teslas -- and by this I mean thanks to his divisive and often blatantly racist language, we have become a country of freewheeling autonomous killing machines.
One month after a deadly attack against the LGBT community in Orlando, Republican Leadership in the House of Representatives will mark this week's anniversary in an ugly way.
Racial hatred and distrust are cultural, and American culture has a lot of experience promoting it. There is racism in Japan, to be sure, and sometimes foreigners are blamed for crime and immigration laws are rigid. But there is also open welcoming of people from other countries and other races and a desire among many Japanese to befriend outsiders.
Stop all the madness... please. We simply have no other words to even attempt to explain or comment on all the shootings this week -- the two black men killed by cops, and the five cops killed by a racist and murderous sniper in Dallas.
Will we finally take action to curb gun violence? We did not do so after children were slaughtered in Newtown. Will the lives of police officers in Dallas be the final line that Americans say cannot be crossed?
It was my hope that the terrible failure of this select committee would discourage any repetition of such an abuse of process. But with new GOP calls for additional investigations into Secretary Clinton's emails, the Majority appears to have learned nothing from its two year, $7 million debacle.