Seeking bipartisan support, President Obama today called for tighter controls on individual purchasing tactical nuclear weapons. The president asked Congress to approve a three-day waiting period prior to purchase, during which the individual would need to present evidence that he is not Iran or North Korea.
What this comes down to is this: Congress does not see women's protection from domestic violence as a high priority. There are more important things to argue about. This is not to belittle the country's fiscal problems; obviously those are high on the list and need to be dealt with.
Some Republicans don't know a victory when they see one. All you hear out of presidential hopeful Marco Rubio and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is doom and gloom but this is a case of not seeing the forest for the trees.
Hurricane Sandy left some visible damage. The fires that burned in Breezy, and Belle Harbor, and Rockaway Park. But far, far more of the damage is int...
Welcome to Bizarro World, where black is white, up is down, good is bad, day is night, and right is wrong. The proverbial pickle that Speaker of the H...
Here is the transcript of live chat with Dave "Mudcat" Saunders and my blog pals about his help for Virginia Democrat Wayne Powell, who is challenging...
I was impressed to hear candidate Wayne Powell (who is challenging incumbent Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for his seat in the 7th District of Virginia) speak boldly and openly about the environment. Virginia is a crucial swing state. This congressional race is certainly one to watch.
How many more of these "bipartisan" deals to block new job creation now while raising government spending in the future has Congress made to get rid of Obama?
History will judge our incompetent leaders and this time period harshly. Lest we think we are off the hook as common citizens -- think again. We are the enablers -- those who don't vote, the maimed, the broken -- and we still will go "splat."
Because of their structures, parliamentary systems are relatively gridlock-proof. Our system -- absent the grease of partisan cooperation and compromise -- is particularly gridlock-prone.
Americans should be just as eager to see real Congressmen and women in Washington who want to serve the people, just as much as they're eager to see the real referees back on the field. Even anti-union Governor Scott Walker wanted the union refs back.
Where does the party of Lincoln stand in 2012 on vilifying the LGBT community?
It's one thing to fire off the inflammatory rhetoric when it's part of the day-to-day grind of a close election. It's another to shamelessly exploit for political purposes the deaths of Americans who've sacrificed their lives to make the world a better place.
Ryan and Mitt Romney claim to be America's comeback team, but that claim is extremely specious if Ryan helped to orchestrate something which put America in a position to need a comeback in the first place.
Ryan and Cantor are among a number of high-ranking public officials slated to speak this week at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., thus lending the prestige of their offices to hate groups that spread incendiary lies about the LGBT community and others.