Ever notice the big gay loophole in the Civil Rights Act? It's great that we just won marriage -- but in most states you can still be fired, or kicked out of your home, or refused basic services on the basis of who you love or the gender you express.
In their attempts to prove the cerebral cortex as unnecessary for pain perception and consciousness, Republicans have lazily attempted to simplify the very nature of how we perceive the world to half-explored "science." With their cowardly simplification of the situation, they will be left behind on the scientific and philosophical journey to the discovery of our deepest truths.
Yesterday, the U.S. Small Business Administration halted its flagship 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program after hitting the $18.75 billion funding ceiling set for the fiscal year.
Poverty affects our education, our economy, and our future. It is becoming the norm, and we appear reluctant to address it. We have the steps in place to change it--and we've had these steps for over half a century. What has been waning is our will to act and our determination to succeed.
Something extraordinary happened Thursday to advance fairness and equality in the United States. Members of Congress introduced legislation to amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to embrace a more robust vision of equality.
It seems that my family, and the entire immigrant community, become political targets every time Republicans face off in a primary election. For too long, these primary politics have pulled the center of the immigration debate to the right.
Scott Walker is turning his union-busting theory of labor relations into a warmongering theory of U.S. foreign policy.
For the first time, we have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS) Act of 2015 is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.
A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation's capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries.
Little gets done in Washington these days until the final second of the last minute before a deadline. Now lending supported by the Small Business Administration is the next important area to be hampered by Congressional inaction.
Americans consume 818 hot dogs every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Yet that's not enough for the meat industry. So the North American Meat In...
The price of light is still less than the cost of darkness. The same is true in online lending. Let's not forget that when advocating for 1071 implementation.
The U.S. Senate recently pointed the way forward for the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) on the issue of ensuring sufficient revenue at freight railroads to pour back into the nation's infrastructure.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...
Some in Congress are furious at the UN for poking its nose into American geopolitical decision-making without first waiting for Capital Hill to act. They insist that America will not be subservient to the UN when making geopolitical decisions of this nature. But this is a totally specious argument, as evidenced by recent history.
People who claim that they have an alternative to the Iran nuclear deal besides war might want to check in with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, widely judged to be one of the three "serious" Republican candidates for President.