Kennedy's voice was an instrument of extraordinary range, stretching in volume from a whisper or a low murmur audible only to the ear at which it is aimed to a full-volume bassoon that can fill a convention hall without a microphone, and in tone, from hortatory, urging the audience on, to rowdy, as if on a roll with a joke, or, on occasion, angry.
While major hurdles have been cleared with the Obama administration's executive actions, much remains to be done.
The "omnibus" budget for the next year is out. Here are some of the winners and losers.
Marijuana legal reforms are now becoming if not commonplace in Washington, at least solidly within the realm of the conceivable. Both Republicans and Democrats are beginning to realize that big changes need to be made in the federal government's decades-long War On Weed.
The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.
In some ways, it seems nothing short of a holiday miracle that gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region have been spared from the annual year...
We are grateful to so many of our advocates who weighed in with lawmakers. And we are especially grateful to our champions on Capitol Hill, to the White House, and to Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, the two top Democrats on the appropriations committees, who were key in the fight to protect animals in this bill.
Female representation in Arab countries has risen by 13 percentage points, surpassing Pacific nations this past year. That's quadruple the growth rate of Nordic countries, which have consistently elected a higher percentage of women to parliament over the last 15 years.
Gun laws and rights are controversial but protecting our loved ones from senseless violence should not divisive. We should no longer tolerate cycles of inaction after the media frenzy, heartbreaking interviews, political speeches, and public outrage.
This is the question of our time. Race Against Machine is the best book on the subject. There are two fundamental trends --automation and globalization. Automation is making routine jobs obsolete.
Public health research on gun violence by the CDC and NIH can save Americans from firearm injury and deaths. Congress must support scientists who are willing to ask tough questions, do credible analyses, and share truthful conclusions.
In response to the San Bernardino attack, the US House of Representatives passed the visa waiver reform bill by a 407-19 vote. The legislation, amon...
It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.
I am disappointed that you have given the House your blessing regarding the Visa Waiver program which will bar Iranian-Americans from a 38-nation visa waiver program that allows visits to signatory countries for up to 90 days without a visa, along with dual nationals from Iraq, Sudan and Syria, as well as anyone who has been to any of these four countries in the past five years.
I have run very proud of my heritage and story. My grandfather, Amaranth Vidhyalankar, spent four years in jail in the Indian Independence movement in the 1940s. I often talk about his inspiration on the campaign trail. I also am very open in discussing my Hindu faith, and how that informs my concern for the environment, for equality of women's rights, and for equality in gay rights.
I was proud to be on hand today as President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law, which includes a provision I authored to encourage the wider adoption of the full-service community schools model.