Yes, electing the first woman to the Senate from Massachusetts -- and protecting the Democratic majority nationwide -- was important. But just as important was how we did it: Person-by-person, town-by-town, community-by-community.
Advancing telemedicine is a good step in the right direction which will allow the medical field to fully harness the promise of new and innovative technology no matter where the patient or her doctor are.
The upcoming JPMorgan Chase settlement is expected to be the largest corporate settlement in Justice Department history. Unless the Justice Department prevents it, JPMorgan could heap billions of dollars right back onto the shoulders of taxpayers.
IPCC: Global Warming Will Create a More Violent, Sicker, Poorer Future says the reputable Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a new study, re...
Rather than respond positively to Rouhani's election, the U.S. House of Representatives -- just two days before his inauguration in August -- voted by an overwhelming 400-20 margin to impose punitive new sanctions on Iran.
Beyond the controversy of drone strikes is the issue with Congress's deplorable conduct. On that day Nabila and her family shared their heartfelt testimony, 430 representatives missed the opportunity to learn about the implications of the drone strike policy.
The effects of Sandy's destruction linger in many areas where it made landfall, but the storm has had wider-ranging impacts, including influencing how we predict and prepare for future storms.
Marianne Williamson is running for Congress. If you aren't one of her half a million social media followers or don't frequent the New Age bookstores and "wellness centers" in which her books are runaway bestsellers, you might have missed the news.
It is ironic that the trade deals that have ravaged jobs for millions of Americans likely met the original test as treaties, given their long range implications and participation of numerous foreign governments, yet if they are fast tracked they cannot be amended and are adopted by majority vote.
It takes bold leadership for Congress to take the long view. Historically, such leadership has happened when there has been a clear and present danger to the nation.
Large numbers of employees have continued working as funding has lapsed, but without paychecks and under circumstances that make it hard to be fully productive.
One way for Congress to break its six year partisan impasse is by overhauling the dysfunctional Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
The truth these politicians want to obscure is that Obamacare is protecting their constituents from buying coverage that provides little to no shield against financial ruin. And that protection is something the insurance industry wants to get rid of.
There comes a time in every day when I think something like, "I'd love to live in a country where there's a machine that can measure your soul, and when someone -- someone, say, like a Ted Cruz, or a Michele Bachmann -- falls below a certain level of humanity, he or she is simply not allowed on TV."
Despite the presence of "know nothing" deniers of climate science in the United States Congress, the causes of the climate crisis and the solution to that crisis are known and need to be made an urgent priority in the nation's capital.
As the United States is militarily moving away from the Middle East, it needs a long-term strategy to stabilize the region and for institution building. And as Iran is geopolitically central to the region, they both need to end the deadlock and find a way out of this crisis.