Barack Obama would bend the curve of history by bringing the first woman to the vice presidency, thrilling countless women across the nation and around the world while reassuring voters, male and female, young and old, from Florida to Ohio.
This week the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to vote on a bill to undercut efforts to address illegal logging.
A large majority of Americans want renewable energy and know that if we don't transition now, the air we breathe and the water we drink will continue to be compromised to a point of no return.
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.
As the American presidential campaign swings into high gear, recent events in the fabled city of Timbuktu remind us of the very real social and cultural costs of religious and political fundamentalism.
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This week, the Death Panel has finally raised its deadly head, not in HHS or the Obama Administration, but in the Republican-led US House of Representatives.
Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.
Congress can and must find a way to defend the needs of today's college bound students without punishing hard-working Americans. As the days tick away, middle-class students and parents are becoming increasingly nervous that they will not be able to afford a quality education.
There's still time to turn the ship around, starting with bolder, more concrete action to protect DREAMers from deportation and better implementation of the existing prosecutorial discretion memos.
H.R. 5855, the fiscal year 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, included a laundry list of immigration-related amendments, but two in particular underscore the self-destructive mean-spiritedness that dominates the American immigration debate.
It is time to stand up against illegal logging and for American business, musicians that want instruments that are untainted, American workers, companies that want legal wood, and communities around the world devastated by deforestation.
As they prepared to leave on their ninth week-long recess this year, House Republicans turned their attention again toward rigid ideology rather than job creation.
Memorial Day is a tough, serious holiday. Military families who have lost a loved one don't have a "happy", "fun" or even "nice" Memorial Day.
When the economy falters -- or even worse, when deep structural fissures appear -- voters invariably hold the White House incumbent responsible, and his party suffers the consequences.