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 ...
As long as both parties go into negotiations determined to make each other side look bad, they have about as much chance of reaching a meaningful bipartisan agreement as a non-floater has of beating Michael Phelps across the pool.
If Congress wants to cut the deficit intelligently, it should be finding ways to eliminate unnecessary and poorly managed projects in the nuclear weapons complex, not shielding nuclear programs from budget reductions.
When agreements are always so far off, and hair-brained ideas like "Sequestration" become policy, we are looking a situation where something drastic is called for.
Remember when a big takeaway from the 2012 elections was the changing political calculus behind immigration reform?