History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any semblance of constitutional government and entered into a militaristic state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom.
The key to bipartisan support? Cut food assistance to struggling families.
The purpose of the Vitter amendment was apparently to take a mean-spirited swipe at an unpopular constituency while putting opponents on the defensive. And at first it seemed to work.
These solutions may not be Uber-perfect, but they would definitely make it more of a sustainable job for a driver than the current situation. Uber needs to treat the N.Y./N.J. area as a separate beast, otherwise they'll find themselves with a massive driver exodus.
More and more American businesses have found themselves tied up in senseless litigation or threatened with extortive threats as patent trolls exploit flaws in the patent litigation system. Because of this, businesses have been forced to spend valuable time and money on pointless lawsuits.
The more people working, earning income and spending, the greater the economic benefits. The masses move the needle, not the 1% at the top.
The original Communications Act was enacted in 1934 and subsequently revised in 1996 in which the word "Internet" only appeared 11 times while "payphone" garnered 18 references. Our policies are still being led by those outdated laws.
As Congressman George Miller, who has led the Northern California team at water negotiating tables for decades, commented, Boehner's proposal "has little or nothing to do with water policy in the state" and everything to do with the politics of the Republican caucus.
He assured voters that he would bring the county together and especially quell the gridlock in Washington. But, instead, the discord in Washington is greater than ever and has spread throughout our country. How did this happen?
Republicans in the House have announced they are now ready to do something on immigration. There will be traps laid by the Republicans, so Democrats have to be vigilant about defusing each one as it pops up.
Thanks to the Lacey Act, we've already made progress in slowing the trade of illegal wood products, but we still have a ways to go.
President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 28, 2014. (Offi...
For many working families, even two incomes are not enough to make ends meet, as the cost of living has outpaced a rise in wages. These families are increasingly experiencing the effects of poverty, and, for the first time in the program's history, households led by working-age Americans are the largest group accessing federal food assistance.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...
Many legislators are attempting to force the Obama administration's hand on additional sanctions out of a mistaken belief that increasing economic pressure now will strengthen the U.S. negotiating position. It is more likely that this move would provoke Iranian leaders to ratchet up their nuclear enrichment program, which the Iranian parliament has threatened to do in response to increased sanctions.
In every battle and in every moment that mattered most, Rep. Waxman stood up for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wild places we cherish.