When President Obama recently declared the importance of early childhood education and literacy, he pointed to strategies that many advocates, researchers and parents have believed in for years: Investing in children during their younger years will better help them succeed in school and life.
We need to expand the conception and reach of social security rather than continuously put it on the national chopping block.
President Obama announced yesterday his selection of Howard Shelanski as the next Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. OIRA, although not widely known, reviews the regulations that are adopted by nearly all federal agencies.
We've elected and reelected Congress people that we regularly rate lower than any time in history. What are we waiting for to make a change -- another crisis?
Two worrisome economic events were reported yesterday that just might be missed in light of the country's attention on the horrific events unfolding in Boston, Massachusetts and West, Texas this past week.
Bob Edgar, the president and CEO of Common Cause, ...
How many people have been killed and wounded as a result of drone strikes and how many civilians? What are the existing processes to prevent and mitigate harm to civilians?
"If you mention the name Ted Cruz to other senators, you just get titanic oceans of eye rolling." The New York Times columnist David Brooks sat down ...
At a time of stagnant economic growth and dismal job prospects, especially for the youngest members of the workforce, real investment in infrastructure has the potential to create employment opportunities, spur economic growth and ensure that this country remains competitive.
You can't order up your government dysfunction with a side of efficiency. You're either on the we're-the-Tea-Party-and-we're-here-to-shut-things-down bus or you're off of it.
Six days after the U.S. bombed his village, Yemeni activist Farea al-Muslimi testified on Capitol Hill about the terror of the U.S. drone wars. Al-Mus...
What happens when more than 20 of America's funniest cartoonists get together? They make a very serious public service announcement demanding action against gun violence.
It's frustrating to see how Congress legislates not on what's best for the people, but what's best for the lobbyists. I've been hitting the NRA and its congressional whores for years, putting me on the NRA enemies list, which makes me feel like I'm doing something right.
Whether or not these challenges will materialize and be successful, the perceived threat is such that many incumbents don't want to put any daylight between themselves and the NRA.
If Jonathan Bernstein is right in his response to Hasen that a broken Republican Party is the real source of government dysfunction, fair voting would give Republicans the right incentives to get their party back on track.
It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.