Anniversaries are normally a cause for celebration. But there is no joy in Latino communities across the country over this week's one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court Case case known as Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.
Newly-minted House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blamed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for the gridlock in Congress.
As long as Congress commits U.S. taxpayer dollars to the World Bank, it should fight to ensure those funds are not used to finance projects that drive climate change or harm human health.
The San Gabriel Mountains are a defining feature for the entire Los Angeles region. What many people don't know, however, is just how much strain this region is under to keep up with demand for outdoor space and recreational opportunities.
More than 30,000 Americans die from gunshot wounds every year, and each time Congress abdicates its responsibility to reduce this gruesome tally, we risk more violence.
These waivers could do away with the new standards in vast numbers of school districts across the country. Many districts could qualify for a waiver simply by no longer reporting in their school food budget the district contributions that help support the food programs.
Because you believe that having a black person as president means that racism isn't alive and well in America. It doesn't bother you that one out of three black men will spend some time of his life in America behind bars.
We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.
Can you imagine a baseball game where every stadium had its own rules? Now imagine that the rules are not just set by the home team, but that the home team players are also the umpires. This is what is happening in nearly every state in the nation when it comes to drawing congressional district maps.
President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).
For those who know me and what I stand for, they know that I rarely, if never, become emotionally angry. But today I am not only angry... worse, I am ...
The real budget fights may not come from the House's version of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic -- stealing from readiness to pay for unneeded weapons systems. They are likely to come on two other fronts.
Forty years ago, our political leaders acted as visionary statesmen when they passed a series of landmark laws to protect the treasured natural resources on which we all depend. But today, many of our political leaders have lost sight of their stewardship responsibility to the American public.
The plan underway right now -- of doing nothing and playing the blame game -- is simply unacceptable.
There are reports that a reality show starring "D.C. up-and-comers" is in the works. If you wanted to attach an anchor to your career in politics, my advice to you would be to sign up.
In Congress, seniority commands respect and power. You throw that away, and your district is back to square one. But that doesn't stop youthful challengers from trying to knock off Honda.