Four years after his call to Republicans to stop "the inflammatory rhetoric" and to stop "the partisan gamesmanship," Elijah Cummings, once again, in his opening remarks at the recent Benghazi hearing pleaded with his colleagues.
The result of the Republican budget would be opportunity only for those who already have money. So, of course, the GOP had to try to kill a budget conceived under the proposition of opportunity for everyone.
Republicans never knew what their districts had gotten from the federal government. Until it was gone. Until after they'd paved it over with the sequester. Now they're stalled in an economically barren parking lot of their own creation.
If government and business can align around the urgent moral, business and fiscal imperatives that made health care reform essential, the nation can put this challenge behind it and go to work together on the next one.
If Congress wants to find the real causes of the gun traffic to Mexico, it needs to look upstream to the gun industry's callous transformation of the American gun market into one more suited to warfare than sport.
Eric Cantor recently unveiled his calendar for the first session of the next Congress, one that has the House in session for fewer days than during any first session in the past decade. Something has to give, but it's not clear what that will be.
Congress is considering a resolution to declare November U.S. Military History Month. The truth is, soldiers are returning to a nation that no longer embraces their service as a serious educational subject.