This ad will likely be followed by other companies' ads -- all competing freely in a marketplace for customers -- which means it does represent a historic turning point.
"It is time for Congress to act," emphasized actress Susan Sarandon during a recent congressional briefing about violence against the homeless. "We can't allow these people to be invisible any longer."
In America, science and democracy were forged together from the start. It's no accident that Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, and George Washington were all citizen scientists. It has proved a powerful partnership ever since.
As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...
A recent report found that climate change affects our economy in three distinct ways: (1) rising sea levels and storm surge are damaging coastal properties and infrastructure; (2) climate changes are altering agricultural production and energy demand; and (3) higher temperatures are harming labor productivity and public health.
Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.
Wake up, Mr. President! I can no longer stand on the sidelines. I am very concerned about the advice you are receiving!
In all the fulminating going on about the children in the current border "crisis," there is one problem I have yet to hear addressed, by either side in the debate. Mostly, I suspect, because it would cost a lot of money to fix.
At Covenant House, the hemisphere's largest movement of programs and shelter services for homeless and trafficked young people, we see far too many kids who have been forced into prostitution.
Hillary Clinton is without question, the most talked-about woman in politics right now.
Republicans hope to gain control of the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections by capitalizing on the president's unpopularity in several key Senate races. But an attempt to impeach the president would only strengthen the party's "obstructionist" image, and not sit well with a majority of the American public.
Many in Congress and elsewhere would be surprised to learn that undocumented presence of aliens is not a crime under U.S. law.
The midterm electorate is comprised of the most passionate voters - devoted and engaged political activists who write letters to editors, blog, volunt...
Why does anyone still believe that the GOP is the better party to deal with economic issues when it is at their hands that the economy was ruined in 2008 and it is by their obstructive hands that the economy remains deliberately unrepaired to this day?
Who is the true patriot, Hillary Clinton or Edward Snowden? The question comes up because Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials, eliciting Glenn Greenwald's comment that she is "like a neocon, practically."
It is nothing short of disgusting that the self-proclaimed "greatest country on earth" is engaged in a vehement discussion on minimum wages.