During her acceptance speech, Lupita Nyong'o eloquently remarked: "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." We should continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that can provide every talented person the opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on Earth.
How many times a day do you catch yourself thinking, "What the hell is happening here?" We have gone from the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Br...
My goal is to encourage everyone to venture outside their very own District's bubbles to empower themselves. If you hear a candidate that gives you hope of movement toward ending the great divide in Congress, or who shares your most passionate political beliefs, grab on to his or her coattails.
At his recent State of the Union address, President Obama issued a timely challenge to U.S. corporate leaders: partner with the administration voluntarily to absorb more workers needing employment.
When given an option to walk or bike in a safe and secure manner, people will take advantage of it. And when people choose these options and get out of their cars, the climate benefits are immense.
I hate to think what may happen if the GOP take over the Senate in 2014. The economy may still recover but it will take much longer to come back because there will be unending nothingness happening and the working poor will suffer even further.
One Senator shut down the entire United States government. Imagine what Cory Gardner could shut down if he is elected to the Senate.
One frequent refrain we've heard is that no U.S. company will ever ship chicken to China for processing because it doesn't make economic sense. Well guess what? It clearly does make economic sense because this process is already being used for U.S. seafood.
Governor Jan Brewer's veto of a bill that would have allowed discrimination against gays on religious grounds is only the latest example of the tension between the corporate and fundamentalist right. She acted because business elites feared that the measure would be bad for the state's economy.The alliance between the fundamentalist far right and the business elite was always a bizarre marriage of convenience. The Wall Street gang tends to be relatively liberal on social and lifestyle issues, the very issues where the conservative base detests godless liberals. Many Tea Party Republicans, meanwhile, embody a kind of rightwing economic populism that doesn't have much use for investment bankers.
Congress should act quickly to reauthorize EUC retroactively. That would restore benefits to those 200,000 and keep the total number of vets -- and other long-term unemployed workers -- denied emergency jobless benefits from continuing to grow.
How should the US government institute supplemental national accounts that better reflect the well-being of the nation? The question stems from a central premise that new comprehensive indicators would lead to better-informed policymaking, and, in turn, genuine advances in the nation's prosperity.
We elected you to make these changes. But, no true reform will ever precede election reform. This can be your legacy.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
If passed, the ban on same-sex marriages could have devastating consequences on upwards of 86 percent of current legal unions, and up to 60 percent of Jewish newlyweds.
If their boldness inspires President Obama and our nation to comprehensively reform and rebalance our federal fiscal framework in a manner fulfills its core commitments while nurturing economic vitality, they will have truly hit it out of the park.
It takes a lot to say that Senate conservatives have just made their most craven move in many years, but that's exactly what is happening. In an effort to force a vote on increasing sanctions on Iran, the Senate Minority is trying to attach the measure to an otherwise non-controversial bill that would help veterans, immensely.