After living off of SNAP benefits for one week I don't understand how someone could do that for any prolonged period of time, especially considering most benefits are used up by the third week of the month, leaving people even hungrier than before.
With so many luminaries supporting the treaty, one might think the treaty would be a slam-dunk to pass the U.S. Senate. But the last time it was brought to the floor it lost by five votes, and even today the votes are not there for its passage.
Good old George can stop spinning in his grave. Yes, our most heroic general and inspiring president, who warned us in his farewell address "to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." It's an alert that's been ignored in the nation's hysterical reaction to the attacks of 9/11.
They say they want to pass bi-partisan reform, yet refuse to bring the only bill with both Republican and Democrat co-sponsors to a vote.
The big question for Democrats is this: What kind of deal is worse than the sequester, which Paul Ryan has said is the Republicans' fallback position. In other words, what would make Democrats throw up their hands and say: "You want it? You got it." -- and mean it?
That's what made it so fun to be a conservative. Now it's just equality for all, blah blah blah.
Not a single pay phone in sight in Washington, D.C. It was a shocking discovery after a seven-year absence from my old stomping grounds. I went vi...
It's been over 15 years since PM Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress stating Israel's goal of economic independence. In 1997, Israel received $3.1 billion in aid from the U.S. In 2012, Israel was still receiving $3.1 billion annually in U.S. aid.
The 30-year-old New Yorker was given a slim chance of recovery. But this past Thursday night at Chelsea Piers, Chloe Temtchine was back onstage, a portable oxygen tent by her side and a thin breathing tube in her nose.
In attempting to protect them from failure, we have eliminated opportunities for them to develop a healthy sense of self -- one cultivated through trial and error, hard work and by making a contribution to the communities of their family, friends and school.
We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's "wedge" issue turns on them and instead of dividing the other party, begins to divide their own.
Nine-year-old Jaime Gordillo Villa was born in the United States and is a good student who has gotten awards for both good grades and behavior. He wants to be a lawyer when he grows up to help immigrants and others who need help.
While our nation enjoys time away from work, students are home from school and many are taking advantage of the various Veterans Day sales -- our nation needs to stop and remember the significance of Veterans Day.
While we continue to fight, it does appear that ENDA will not become law this year. That brings us to the role of the president.
My research into John F. Kennedy's Senate career propelled me into the seemingly endless, always expanding, universe of the Kennedy literature. Based on my research, I recommend ten books that should be read by those trying to understand Senator John. F. Kennedy.
We seek the day that LGBTQ Americans will be fully equal under the law. Waiting is not an option for the single lesbian mother who may lose her child because she can't get or hold a job in her small Southern town. Waiting is not an option for the queer young person living on the streets.