Health policy experts have long contended that one of the key reasons the Medicare program will eventually run out of money is because of the outsized influence lobbyists for health special interests have in Washington.
On the other end of the political spectrum from all of the foolishness in D.C. is a groundswell of terrific, on-the-ground activism and organizing work taking place across the country in just about every state, with tangible results.
Not many people know it, but I got my start in politics when I began a small grassroots group called the Citizens' Waterfront Group that was dedica...
As governor of Vermont, with help from LGBT advocates and others, Dean led his state to become the first in the nation to pass civil unions. He recently took some time to speak with me about his take on the evolution of LGBT rights in the United States and where we're headed next as a nation.
I also spend every day fighting to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, and most importantly telling them that their vote matters. Yet these same Virginia Republicans have pursued legislation that directly undermines our voting process.
How does a behind-the-scenes news reporter morph into a public speaker? By stumbling around several times, in my case. That's because Dorie Clark had not yet written Reinventing You. She could have saved me some time.
WASHINGTON -- I don't know about you, but I like Howard Dean and, as a reporter, I love listening to him. The former Vermont governor and presidential...
In three fundamental areas, the Internet has changed the terms of the political debate: public records, public pressure, and public funding.
While Mary gets on the Ryan Express, Ron calls him a "dishonest hypocrite." Is the race now Back-Forward -- Ozzie & Harriet vs. Modern Family? Also: She warns about voter fraud, but he says voter ID laws are suppressing minority voters.
Governor Howard Dean, former Presidential candidate and past head of the Democratic National Committee, was in San Diego this past Tuesday to throw hi...
Young folks need to read the Ron Paul Political Report and the Ron Paul Survival Report from about 1989-1994 to gain further insight into the radical extremist mind of the candidate who's winning their hearts. Here are some examples of his incendiary remarks.
Should Capitol Hill be looking to Hollywood for better scripts? Actor George Clooney thinks that while Democrats have accomplished a great deal for the U.S., they "have done a terrible job so far" of getting this through to Americans.
If great art holds a mirror up to society, The Ides of March holds that mirror up to politics and tilts it back at a flattering 15-degree angle: everyone looks thinner, and you can barely see the hairlines receding.
In a world of weapons without borders and diseases without borders and warming without borders and terrorism without borders, we must seek to develop citizens without borders, democracy without borders, and justice without borders.
America's failure to keep its promise to the people of Camp Ashraf in Iraq threatens to diminish our great country.