Social scientists have uncovered a phenomenon when it comes to measuring public attitudes: People are often reluctant to express support for a policy or to report unfavorable attitudes toward a group if this attitude is not "politically correct" or if they fear "social sanctioning" from their peer groups.
As Mother Jones and others are pointing out, there was a significant change in President Obama's message when he gave his landmark climate speech las...
A sensible, bipartisan and long-term approach must be adopted to deal with student loan interest rates so that students and their families are not subjected to year-to-year uncertainty.
The American poet John Greenleaf Whitter had some wise words that apply to everyone who tweets first and thinks afterwards: "For of all sad words of t...
The Obama administration's decision to postpone the requirement that large employers offer health insurance to their workers has been characterized by pundits on the left as a capitulation to big business and on the right as the latest evidence that Obamacare isn't working. Actually, it's neither.
A popular claim among some is that Republicans were innocent in partisan gerrymandering in the most recent congressional redistricting. When one draws congressional districts, Democrats are at a disadvantage because of where they live.
These immigrants don't "live in the shadows" -- that advocacy community talking point that became journalistic trope. They are not invisible. We see them every day.
The Southerland amendment would have incentivized states to deny SNAP benefits to needy individuals and families by allowing the states to keep half the savings resulting from decreased SNAP payments, even though the federal government pays the full cost of SNAP benefits.
Don't get bogged down in the legal arguments offered by Roberts. The legal argument is an excuse to allow business conservatives to undo a key piece of legislation that did huge work in giving more Americans the power to vote, but made it harder for business conservatives to win elections.
Over the years, Farm Bill reauthorizations have systematically taken much of the risk out of farming, with large agribusiness not so much farming the land as farming the federal taxpayer.
At a time when little legislative action is taking place, Opportunity Nation is pleased to see progress on our Shared Planed in the version of the bill passed by the Senate, including several objectives in the Improving Secondary Schools Program.
Globally, people are buying again. Yet, in the United States, consumers continue to purchase cars, computers and phones not made in America. It is past time that consumers recognize the emerging power of "Made In America" products and services.
A year after the president announced DACA, the Republican-controlled House seems not to have read -- or to have lost -- the memo on what makes good immigration policy. The House has embarked on a destructive political and policy strategy that rejects the events of the last year.
On June 21st, the Summer Solstice, I will announce my candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for the First District in the state of ...
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is an essential lifeline that helps put food on the table for 47 million hungry Americans, and it is under fire. So, almost 30 of my colleagues and I are taking the SNAP Challenge to highlight how critical this lifeline is for so many families.
For the hopes of those who embrace the macro view to come true, Republicans will need to win a string of tactical battles on the path to a balanced comprehensive bill. To achieve these victories, Republicans must focus on what kind of comprehensive bill they want, not whether they want a comprehensive bill.