Eric Cantor, in an attempt to stay in the good graces of his base, has abdicated all responsibility to govern and has towed the tea party line to avoid a tough primary or losing his No. 2 position in the House.
There were two political stampedes this week, both towards and then back away from the same man: rancher Cliven Bundy. So, at least for the spectators, it was an amusing week in politics.
Immigration reform isn't a policy debate for Hispanics. It stands as a proxy for societal respect. While it's not fair to judge the GOP based on people like Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), he and other anti-immigrant Republicans have become the effective spokespeople of the GOP on this issue.
In the days before Easter Sunday, we think of the immigrants whose dreams are being deferred. We think of the gains and losses suffered by faith communities that have fought this fight for generations.
How to make the lessons of the 20th Century live in the 21st, is the challenge for young people like me. Some things haven't changed much.
The Right wants us to do so much more on the world scene. We should be intervening in so many places, they argue, and any failure to do so signifies inept and gutless leadership, a symptom of America's decline.
We are tired of excuses. We want solutions. And we are not willing to wait another year.
Last week Republican leaders Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor called for their party to address the issues of poverty. Yesterday, the House Repu...
Pundits are saying this latest stinginess is probably going to hurt the Republican party next November if something isn't done in January. With the election 11 months away, that's cold comfort for people out of work.
As Majority Leader, Cantor could use his powerful position to get a comprehensive, five-year farm bill done before Congress leaves town for the holidays. Here are five ways that the new farm bill can, and should support Good Food.
This all matters because there's a good deal of cynicism outside the Beltway regarding the utility of engagement with Congress now in favor of diplomacy with Iran.
With Pope Francis and President Obama -- a pair of the world's most powerful voices -- warning against the dangers of social exclusion and excessive greed, we can expect to hear expressions of remorse as well as rage from all the usual right-wing suspects. But what we shouldn't expect is honesty.
As we reflect on these migrant journeys in Scripture, particularly as we head towards Christmas, let our Advent this year be about expectant waiting and preparation for a reform long-sought, heralding new, whole, welcoming communities.
Eric Cantor and Lamar Smith's apparently reasonable claim for fiscal sobriety conceals their skepticism about the value of social science, and it underscores an anti-scholarly agenda that aspires to erode the nation's longstanding commitment to science.
Cruz took the party down a no-win path. He lacked vision and an end-goal. The Republican brand is now more tarnished, the party more fractured, than ever and he is squarely to blame. The Tea Party's irrational, irresponsible, reprehensible self-serving quest has been an affront to every American.
We've been in the midst of crass politics for three solid weeks now, so it doesn't seem that unbecoming to engage in some more of the same at the end of the shutdown/default crisis. The name of this game is politics. Here's who came out a winner, and who bears the loser label.