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.
I would rather have 40 girls who are moderates, talk to donors, and can wear the right fucking pantsuit for a fucking election season.
I'll start with the severity of the problem and then turn to solutions. Defaults on student loans are looming as the next big financial crises facing...
Men and women who join the military do so out of a profound sense of service to the country. We owe them a debt of gratitude, not a blind eye.
The House Republicans' opposition to health care for immigrants is both punitive and unjust. We shouldn't make folks with "provisional status" only provisionally healthy. We shouldn't single out certain groups for different treatment in the health care system.
Here is the most powerful man in the world, the supposed leader of the free world, rendered helpless in his own backyard. How has this situation come to pass?
He won this week without the support of the Republican National Campaign Committee, but with the backing of the Tea Party Express. Therein lies a subplot.
Some quotes from the April 25th Subcommittee on Environment hearing entitled "Policy Relevant Climate Issues in Context." I ...
The Renewable Energy Kids - Solar, Wind, Geo and Wave (wave to the folks, honey!) - are all growing up at different rates, having been nurtured in ve...
Today the NLRB has no teeth, but if H.R. 1120 has its way, tomorrow it might not survive. A vote for H.R. 1120 is a vote to send this country to a pre-1935 era, before the National Labor Relations Act.
In the 20th century, we built a strong and thriving middle class that was based on a simple premise -- if you worked hard and played by the rules, you could afford to provide for your family, own a home, send your kids to college, and maybe even put a little away for retirement. It's time that we renew that promise.
This is not what Latinos had in mind when we cast our votes in record numbers last fall. Latinos across this country took to the polls to elect lawmakers who they thought would have their backs, lawmakers who were committed to fighting for policies that would improve the economy.
Rather than an exercise in policy-making, the congressional budget process has metamorphosed into political theater.
Here we have an investment that would repair the beating heart of America -- its roads, airports, bridges, transit systems and energy grid -- and House Republicans would rather skip it and go golfing with their funders.
Both Republican and Democratic senators see the Obama administration as unduly delaying the approval of this Keystone pipeline.
Computers are made to work for us and do things we need done, and must be constantly updated to adjust to the constant stream of new data. But if you ...