Harry Reid talked a big game about taking apart the filibuster leading up to his Grand Bargain with Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky senator now promises to play nice. But like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown, he has once again snookered the hapless Majority Leader.
This is not the time for our leaders to have a yelling match causing fear in our citizens; nor is it the time for stalling and procrastination. It is a time for action. If we are to have action in a thoughtful way, reasonable people, must stand up.
Newly reelected Vice President Joe Biden has hinted that he is likely to seek the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency in 2016.
Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has revealed a passion within me for journalism and reporting that reached its highest peak this past weekend in Washington, D.C.
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. and Barack Hussein Obama re-affirmed their partnership at the 57th Presidential Inauguration, a swearing-in ceremony that occurs on the West Side of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
There is a recognition that 2nd Amendment rights, like 1st Amendment and other rights, come with responsibilities and limitations. There is no reason both sides of the gun debate can't support policies that both protect the right to legally own guns, and reduce the likelihood of mass fatalities.
Those who oppose common-sense measures to prevent gun violence are counting on fear, misinformation campaigns, and political gridlock going forward. Now it's up to the American people to make sure Congress takes action.
President Obama's unilateral White House action on gun control is a good start. But Obama took the action precisely because he knows that gun control legislation is a virtual dead letter in Congress at least for the time being.
Like most Americans, I've spent the last few years reading stories about mass shootings in one part of the country or another, each more horrific than the last.
The political window in Washington is open for landmark, comprehensive reform to the immigration code. President Obama is expected to push for a bill in the early part of this year. Here are three ways the White House can lead the charge for meaningful immigration reform.
As we await President Obama's plan for reducing gun violence, let's not forget the vital role that reauthorizing Vice President Biden's Violence Against Women Act can play in saving lives and pursuing justice.
Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Woman Act. America must lead the way to help end violence against woman worldwide.
While the politics of cutting Social Security are bad, it also doesn't make much sense as policy. From a policy standpoint it would make far more sense to tax Wall Street speculation.
There are times, when writing about the political world, when it is impossible not to feel like I am trapped inside a Jonathan Swift satire. This is one of those times. Real life and farce blur into one, and we all pretend this is normal. Sigh.
Photo Credit: Youth Radio Jake McDonnell is a teacher at Richmond High School in Richmond, Calif. By: Robyn Gee As gun control remains near the to...
Whether children are inexcusably exposed to gun violence or chronically hungry or unable to access an early childhood education center, they are not being given a fair chance to succeed in America. And that, it seems, is not OK with the president.