If you were to look at my past and present passports, you'd see a host of nations stamped on it that the White House has historically considered an adversary, an "axis of evil" state, or a security threat.
In the past few years more than 80 innovative startup companies as of April 2015 have been valued at more than $1 billion. With the most innovative and those with the most potential reaching well beyond this mark.
News that the U.S. economy grew at an anemic 0.2 percent (GDP) during the first quarter of 2015 should trigger a reaction by policymakers in Washington.
Even if our democracy didn't face terrorist threats, our schools should borrow from the best practices described at the Murrah anniversary symposiums for proactive methods of diverting alienated young persons from the narratives that justify violence.
There is a more present death awaiting Americans, and it, too, involves entropy and ultimate hopelessness.
Last Friday, Sen. Tom Cotton toured Guantánamo prison. When he was done with his tour, he said that the prison should stay open and we should be sending more people there. But he did not meet with a single detainee. Presumably, he has not reviewed all the government's information on most, if any of them.
The BDSP is based on a bedrock belief in how America should work: that the only strength that really matters is military and that a great country is one with the capacity to beat the bejesus out of everyone else.
Instead of using Loretta Lynch's nomination as a bargaining chip, Republicans should stop playing politics and confirm her as the first African-American woman to serve as Attorney General of the United States. There is no valid reason whatsoever to wait another day to bring up her nomination.
Partisanship, extremism and obstructionism from the right in Israel or America that seeks to destroy our diplomacy only divides our alliance, endangers our security and damages America, Israel and the democratic world.
Yes, President Obama highlighted that his administration would appeal the judge's ruling during a nationally televised immigration town hall last week, but what exactly does that mean for the beneficiaries of the DACA+ and DAPA program in the meantime?
Humiliating their leader again, House Republicans rejected Speaker John Boehner's last minute, desperate attempt to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for three weeks
Just think of where we could be as a nation if some of the people spending years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense could have, instead, studied sustainable architecture or climate change adaptation?
The Republican majority's Homeland Security shutdown is a staggering display of legislative incompetence, which could have concrete and severe impacts for New York City and its surrounding areas.
The current congressional stalemate over funding the Department of Homeland Security past the end of the week has real-world implications for everyone in this country. DHS's primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of all U.S. residents. Anything that disrupts that mission puts all of us in danger.
The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.
A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of President Obama's new immigration policy, which has thrown a curve ball into the Republican congressional strategy of having a big political battle over immigration next week.