We might not be able to match the incentives offered by our trading partners dollar-for-dollar, but we can make the choice competitive enough that we can leverage the inherent advantages that our country still offers.
Now more than never, it is imperative to remind each other, and our elected officials, that until we all have equal rights -- be it the right to marry or earn equal wages -- liberty and justice has not yet been granted.
Today, many for-profit colleges have picked up where the subprime lenders left off. They are using the same promise of the American dream as bait to trap vulnerable students into underperforming schools and saddling them with a lifetime of debt.
We need an open budget process that keeps the interests of the broad majority of Americans front and center.The Congressional Progressive Caucus' budget proposal is the only plan in Washington that truly reflects the will of the people.
In 1993, President Bill Clinton raised taxes and lowered the deficit. The economy took off and produced a budget surplus. Enter George W. Bush. The budget descended into the red again and hasn't recovered yet.
Paul Ryan's core beliefs aren't everyone's core beliefs. Many Americans don't believe that the only measure of effective government is "How much spending can you cut?" or "How many programs can you cripple?"
Budgets are more than collections of numbers. They are a statement of our values. We need a budget that eliminates the deficit, stabilizes the debt, puts Americans back to work, and restores our economic competitiveness.
The King hearings do little to keep our country secure and do plenty to increase prejudice, discrimination and hate. I thought we learned a lesson or two from my internment camp experience in Colorado. I hope I am not proven wrong.
When Republicans made the federal deficit the centerpiece of their 2010 campaigns, it was a rare convergence of smart policy meeting smart politics. However, they have quickly ditched the smart policy in favor of smart politics.