The Bluegrass State's coal industry has been singing the blues of late, but they've been handed a small victory courtesy of Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY), who, surprise, surprise, has the coal industry to thank for filling his election coffers.
This week's State of the Union speech is the beginning of President Obama's final push for immigration reform. It may be his biggest fight yet, and the way it ends will say a lot about who we are as Americans.
What is an American? It can be hard to keep track. Ask 20 people down the street and you'll hear 20 different answers, and if you ask someone across the border you'll get something else.
With 10,000 people turning 65 every day, our nation should be doing everything possible to protect the pensions of those who have worked hard their entire lives and are counting on those benefits during their retirement years.
Last year 47 million hungry Americans lost food stamp benefits, and Congress may be bringing more cuts to the table. Needy families are placed in the awful situation of having to choose between heat or food.
Have women grown tired of waiting for a woman to place her hand on the Bible and take the Oath of Office as President of the United States? More importantly, will women be willing to vote a woman into the nation's highest office?
The notion that the poor are uniquely morally deficient, it turns out, is completely backward. They're actually more virtuous, on average, than the rich. And yet, we have politicians who assume that the poor are less trustworthy and therefore less deserving of our help.
When thousands of men and women work full time but need food stamps to put food on their tables, when they can't get health benefits, when they can't get paid sick days, then we must do whatever we can to stand up for them.
Even in our fragile economy, Americans still want to give back to those who need help the most. However, charitable giving will suffer should the deduction be limited.
The disastrous Rep. Steve King (R-IA) amendment to the Farm Bill could affect a wide variety of state and local laws we all depend upon to protect our health and safety, but the provision was first penned to overturn state laws protecting farm animals. This is serious.
Given on the Friday before the holiday weekend, Obama's speech on NSA reforms left the limelight pretty quickly. But Americans should be concerned that the reforms might leave us worse off than before, and that some of our key questions on the surveillance remain unanswered.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...
Strong Latino turnout in 2014 is essential to holding leaders at all levels of government accountable to the issues that concern Hispanics and continuing to increase the political voice of the community.
It's past time for the President to make the case for the kind of fundamental safeguards that were so visibly absent in Charleston. Failed government should not be this President's legacy.
The vast majority of America's seniors live on modest, fixed incomes. They have paid into Social Security throughout their working lives. Congress has a sacred obligation to protect them from out-of-control health care costs in retirement.
Here's something you won't hear anyone in Washington admit: we've only once made a principal payment on our debt in the last forty years. Just once! Today our federal debt clocks in at $17.3 trillion dollars.