The British Parliament's rejection of an attack on Syria is a direct contrast -- and implicit challenge -- to the political war system of the United States. Now all eyes turn to Congress, where the bar has suddenly been raised.
Tonight's presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. As we listen to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates it is worth saying that a thoughtful foreign policy isn't about who can drop the most bombs.
Congress can and must find a way to defend the needs of today's college bound students without punishing hard-working Americans. As the days tick away, middle-class students and parents are becoming increasingly nervous that they will not be able to afford a quality education.
This week, Congress is considering two pieces of legislation relating to Iran. The first undermines a diplomatic solution with Iran and lowers the bar for war. The second authorizes a war of choice against Iran and begins military preparations for it.
After decades of neglect, our infrastructure is crumbling as maintenance and replacement schedules get pushed back. Much of our aging infrastructure is beyond its useful life or at full capacity. We need to invest in repairing and renewing our crumbling infrastructure before disaster strikes.
He has been a national symbol of resistance to excessive government power and waste. He has been a champion of social justice. His has been a rare voice, and one way or another it must continue to be heard. When it came to the struggle for peace over war, Dennis was the conscience of the Congress.
I offer these brief remarks today as a prayer for our country, as a celebration of our country. With love of democracy. With love of our country. With hope for our country. With a belief that the light of freedom cannot be extinguished as long as it is inside of us.
Boeing executives have said that moving the Dreamliner to South Carolina was due to strikes happening every three to four years and that the decision was made in order to reduce Boeing's vulnerability to delivery disruptions caused by work stoppages. That is bogus.
Why are members of Congress and the Administration continuing to mix the '75 year solvency' of Social Security with the deficit, when Social Security, by the report of its own trustees, has enough resources to pay 100% of benefits through 2036?
How the U.S. and the international community -- including the media -- assess the crisis in Syria will affect whether Syria experiences a transformation to democracy, or whether it becomes the flash point for a new war in the Middle East.
Today we are in a constitutional crisis because our chief executive has assumed for himself powers to wage war which are neither expressly defined nor implicit in the Constitution, nor permitted under the War Powers Act.