This kind of unregulated campaign finance system has resulted in massive corruption scandals in the past. It will do so again in the future. Citizens United has brought an onslaught of big money from the Super Rich who are treating federal campaigns as their political playground.
Last month Congressional Republicans rallied behind an effort to lift a decades-old ban against federal funding for syringe exchange programs.
The proposed laws focus on a range of issues, such as email and other electronic communications, employees' use of social media, cell phone trackers and license plate readers. Should these measures pass, it would send a strong signal to other states and Congress that Americans remain concerned about protecting their privacy.
Sen. Cruz's Expatriate Terrorist Act would allow bureaucrats to strip citizenship from U.S. citizens on the dangerously vague grounds of "assistance" to a terrorist group. Americans could lose their citizenship without any trial, conviction, or review by another agency. For Americans abroad, the bureaucrats would even have the ability to deny the right to travel home while a lawsuit is pending in U.S. courts.
Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.
Jan Schakowsky is excited for Hillary Clinton because Hillary Clinton is a pro-woman woman. Given. No one (sane) ever suggested otherwise. And I, too, would love to see a real pro-woman woman as President of the United States. But my first choice candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, isn't running.
Those who did manage to catch it saw a much more high-spirited contest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton than we've previously seen.
The shocking contrast between law enforcement behavior toward Ammon Bundy, the militant Oregon outlaw, and many of the young black men slain by police...
On Friday afternoon, Marco Rubio's town hall event in Henniker, New Hampshire was my first chance to see him in person.
The winner of the Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award was none other than Chelsea Clinton. There's a word for what she is doing, and it is called "fearmongering."
President Obama's valedictory State of the Union last week brimmed with optimism. Refraining from a traditional laundry list of policy proposals, he stayed rooted in big themes about America, our future and the challenges ahead. He spoke eloquently about how our democracy is built upon "voices of unarmed truth and unconditional love."
It appears that it is not so much the policies, but the man (and party) supporting them, that earns universal condemnation from Republicans. Consider another policy that Rubin indignantly lists: Obama's recent executive actions on gun control.
For more than 30 years, I have been unearthing problems with the way the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sells coal that belongs to the American people. Rather than serving the interests of the American taxpayer and the climate, the federal program has done what's best for coal companies.
Unfortunately, the GOP has descended into a principle-less abyss in which politics is motivated by nothing but obstinacy. "Where's the Beef?" as Walter Mondale put it in the 1984 presidential race.
The state of Oregon has offered us nearly two weeks of a 21st century governing challenge. One that has demonstrated a durable, resilient democracy among American citizens.
Congress should quickly enact a proposal, which President Obama will include in his 2017 budget, to give all states three years of full federal funding when they expand Medicaid -- whether they've already expanded or will in the future.