The Confederacy wasn't even a system of states' rights. It was this mentality that each and every rebellious legislator was a king, and knew better than anyone else. Every other legislator was an opponent standing in the way.
Judge Restrepo's story of immigrant success seems to be on hold for the moment. That's because he's been waiting since November 2014, when President Barack Obama appointed him to serve on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, to be confirmed as an appeals court judge.
Today, these successful women work in various fields including banking, firefighting, teaching, drug counseling and domestic violence advocacy. Juli works as an advocate for a Police Department and is headed for law school. Lynne is retired Homeland Security.
Here are two men who have strong records of working across the aisle on some of the most difficult issues facing our country. If Ryan does, in fact, become Speaker, he and the Vice President, will find themselves at the center of all the big issues.
Can we now all agree that long-term talk therapy is important? Can we as a culture value the powerful opportunity to explore the inevitable complexity of one's mind and emotions in a safe relationship -- especially with an appropriately trained therapist?
As part of his campaign to appear to be an honest broker within the party, Ryan has carefully cultivated the image of being a serious "thinker" and "policy wonk" and, for the most part, the mainstream media have taken the bait.
Accountability is not just rhetoric -- nor is it just a slogan. It is a promise to our children and their parents that schools will quickly identify students who need an extra hand and intervene when necessary.
Last Tuesday, five Democrats took the stage in the party's first national debate. There were differences no doubt. But what was striking was how much they agreed upon -- if not in what they said, at least in what they ignored.
Votes over the CFPB present the same choice today that they always have -- a choice between big banks and predatory lenders on one side and families on the other. It's time to say no to the big banks and no to their lobbyists, their lawyers and their Republican friends in Congress.
The adults, it nearly seems, have all gone from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., leaving behind a playpen teeming with delinquents. One wise, early escapee, former-Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, came to Chartwell Booksellers to talk about his new book, The Negotiator.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
The congressional method has been the only method used to amend the Constitution. Though states over the decades have attempted to amend the Constitution, such efforts have proven unsuccessful.
To be clear, the industry does not want debate on this issue because they do not want public involvement at all.
Because of the importance of the first debate of the season for Democrats, we're devoting the entire column today to scrutinizing the various talking points (good and bad) delivered by the candidates.
Without legislative remedies for pay equity, the pace of change has been glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Our nation's economy and the working families that continue to chase the American dream can't wait that long.