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.
In all of the 35 single-spaced pages of the Democratic Party's platform draft, there is just one mention of lobbying.
Everyone likes to invoke our Founders so much lately, so I'm invoking Thomas Paine. Paine was a revolutionary, philosopher, political theorist, and activist. Much of what he wrote has particular relevance today in this toxic election season.
American unions should be standing up for American workers, not caving in to a corporate-dominated Democrat who has done so much to undermine both the Democratic Party and the security of American workers. I'm not afraid to stand up for American workers or to stand up to Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Ryan's dream now lies in tatters. It has become something of a nightmare, really. In fact, Ryan has had no more success in getting his caucus to agree on anything than John Boehner managed.
Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which I am a senior member, held a hearing on preventing the loss of lives to illegal gun crime. In theory, this is a long overdue discussion for Congress, and the committee should be applauded. If only the hearing had served that purpose.
To say I am deeply disappointed would be an extreme understatement. We at the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) are aggrieve...
This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on an NRA-backed bill that would do nothing to actually prevent gun sales to known or suspected terrorists. Candidly, it's unbelievable and inexcusable that Republicans are finding more ways to block Congress from keeping guns away from these dangerous individuals.
Seeing that your family has a steady and stable supply of healthy and nutritious food is a fundamental commitment--and mission--of all mothers and fat...