Congress has committed a shameful injustice against U.S. Department of Justice nominee Loretta Lynch, one of the most flawless Attorney General candidates in our nation's history. The legislators' treatment of this outstanding candidate is irresponsible and petty.
Schock on Feb. 25 hired lawyers and a public relations firm in an effort to get the scandal under control. But in announcing his resignation Tuesday, he said the allegations had become a "distraction" that hindered his official duties.
Merriam-Webster's first definition of "corruption" is "impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle." Another is "a departure from the original or from what is pure or correct." Has democracy been corrupted by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision?
A broken government does not mean presidents are powerless to act. Whether or not the 2001 and 2002 authorizations to use military force apply to waging war on the Islamic State, American men and women are in combat in Iraq and over Syria.
We know what works. Congress knows what works. We can solve these crucial problems for our country. Funding will make the difference.
The Founding Fathers wrote an important role for Congress in foreign policymaking. I just wish some of them would read what their job responsibilities are, and, you know, be constitutional.
Congress will, of course, have its say. The question is when. The White House has repeatedly agreed that Congress need only vote to permanently relieve U.S. sanctions if and when Iran has a proven track record of compliance.
It's an open secret that the Pentagon has routinely been using the war budget -- known as the Overseas Contingency Operations account -- as a slush fund to pay for items that don't fit within the caps on its base budget. If a new report is accurate, the House Budget Committee will propose an increase of over $40 billion in the OCO account, bringing the total to an astounding $90 billion.
Many state education leaders have championed the idea that a truly interdisciplinary curriculum marrying the arts and sciences and solving real world problems offer the only alternative to giving our young people the new thinking skills to succeed in the new economy.
If America is serious about effectively educating the millions of disadvantaged children in its lowest-achieving schools, it must transform these schools so that they engage their students' interests and effectively teach them a challenging curriculum.
Instead of using Loretta Lynch's nomination as a bargaining chip, Republicans should stop playing politics and confirm her as the first African-American woman to serve as Attorney General of the United States. There is no valid reason whatsoever to wait another day to bring up her nomination.
Encouraging profit sharing with workers must be a top national economic priority. This is because profit sharing is a sensible response in an economy where wages have been mostly flat for decades, and where wealth is highly concentrated.
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Perhaps it's natural for Netanyahu and the Cotton 47 to think: Netanyahu has gotten away with fake diplomacy with the Palestinians, why can't the U.S. do fake diplomacy with Iran?
So we're left with a dilemma. Support a big improvement over current law even though it's imperfect, or say we won't stand for the shortcomings and forgo any change.
Last week U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) introduced the Social Security Expansion Act, a plan to both ensure greater retirement security for today's workers and retirees and strengthen Social Security's finances over the long term. It achieves these goals in large part by reforming Social Security to better come to terms with higher levels of inequality.