We have a bill that would roll back protections put in place after the financial crisis that was literally written by lobbyists for one of the major players in that same financial crisis.
It's true that the Congressional model is broken and it's worth figuring out why. Two reasons: Neither the House nor the Senate live by the basic democratic tenet that "the majority rules," and the House now functions like a parliament not a congress.
If the Legal Workforce Act is enacted, U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and work-authorized noncitizens are likely to lose their jobs if they do not contact the appropriate government agency and quickly correct an error that causes E-Verify to flag them.
Immigration reform isn't a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. It's an issue of whether or not we, as Americans, want to open the door of opportunity to the drivers, the dreamers, the doers, the passionate people whose talents have helped build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known.
Don't underestimate the powerful asset of enthusiasm and excitement among those who believe in Davis, and don't underestimate Davis's second-best asset: the suicide strategies of the crazy-wing friends of Cruz.
Here's what we've learned after 12 years of doing Mix: When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and mis-perceptions can fall away. That sounds like a good goal for all of us, including our elected representatives.
When unveiling a new product, the operating approach should be hope for the best but prepare for the worst. It's clear that this approach was not followed, and that major mistakes were made in rolling out the Healthcare.gov website.
There is no more time for excuses. Too much of the nation's time and money has been wasted for the sake of scoring cheap political points. Americans are tired of partisanship and obstruction and want a government that is going to produce solutions.
Former House of Representatives Speaker Tom Foley was a great leader and legislator, but I knew him best as a lover of technology -- and a very decent and honorable person.
Thousands of federal employees returned to work this morning as the 2013 #GovernmentShutdown ended. With the damage left by the tea party, a small f...
The Cruz Crazies handed us Democrats this victory. We would have had to be political morons to kick it away. But Democrats have had their politically moronic moments at times over the years, and in this case they did not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
In short, the global warming deniers are as wrong as the smoke-blowers who said in the 1960s that a pack a day was fine. No one seriously argues today that tobacco isn't bad for you -- and if they did, no one would listen.
As an American citizen, it's hard to stand by and watch a government not care. It's cringey to listen to a lot of GOPeeps these days -- set in their dinosaur ways, trying to convey what they think is best for us -- the people.
Like Walt in Breaking Bad, I have health care insurance from my employer, and like Walt's wife, Skyler, discovers about their insurance, I'm still liable for the deductible, copay and coinsurance portion of the medical fees.
This country cannot continue to lurch from crisis to crisis because one radical faction refuses to accept the results of an election. We need two parties that compete for votes at the ballot box and then, after the elections are over, act responsibly and get down to the business of governing.
As the budget battle and shutdown drag on, it is clear that Speaker John Boehner is demonstrating an absolute failure of leadership. Instead of leadin...