Knowing I've been both a critic of insurance company practices and a supporter of efforts to reform the industry, a FOX news producer reached out last week to get my take on accusations by conservatives that Obamacare will actually result in a bailout of big insurance companies.
On my honeymoon in London years ago, an IRA bombing in Regents Park -- across the street from where I was staying -- killed eight soldiers and several...
Despite herculean efforts by many Democrats, Congress has allowed unemployment assistance to expire for 1 million out-of-work Americans, and has thwarted efforts to raise the minimum wage and slashed food stamps. Rather than a war on poverty, it feels like a war on the poor.
Before we begin this week's political wrapup, please be advised that President Obama's speech on reforming the National Security Agency won't be cover...
The World Bank is eager to re-engage in large dam projects around the world, and other financiers are following in its wake. The US Congress has now poured cold water on these plans.
Today the Earth got a little hotter. Via The Climate Reanalyzer here How unusu...
Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.
It is clear the pledge made to Grover Norquist is stronger for some in Congress than the pledge they have made to our troops. It is absolutely reprehensible that the richest country in the world will not keep its promises to its voluntary military.
Our chemical regulatory system is broken. Our nation's primary chemical law -- the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- was passed in 1976. Over the years, it's become outdated and is now so flawed that many chemicals, including the one involved in this spill, go virtually unregulated.
Republicans filibustered the extension of unemployment benefits on the Senate floor Tuesday. Why? Because they can get away with it. Look at how the press reported what happened.
McGovern teamed up with Dole to improve the U.S. national school meals programs, including summer feeding. They knew that the success of this nation, or any other, depends on healthy and educated children.
On December 20, both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a little-noticed bill to expedite permitting for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on public lands in the Bakken Shale basin, located predominantly in North Dakota.
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. -- as much the "lion" of the House on education matters that Ted Kennedy was in the Senate, and, like Kennedy, a man with an enormous body of bipartisan work -- announced his planned retirement after 40 years in the House.
So Buck is saying that his successful battle with cancer is like pregnancy insofar as they both require decisions affecting a human body. But for a cancer patient like Buck, they are personal medical decisions, and Buck was glad to be able to make them.
Yes, we sure like to work. It's unfortunate, then, that so many Hispanics who reach old age have nothing to show for it.
They swept to majorities in the House and state legislatures in 2010 dedicated, they said, to putting our finances in order. Instead, of course, they ...