The United States is a global power with global interests. Our future will depend on how successful we are in shaping a more stable world, from pushing back ISIS in Iraq to checking an aggressive Russia, from nurturing peace in the Middle East to containing the spread of Ebola.
How then does our government weigh justice for the warrior fighting terrorism compared to justice for the bank officials abetting terrorism? Or determine fairness for the veteran carrying thousands in drug money with the bank executives' laundering of $1.5 billion as accomplices of drug and terror cartels?
The failure to prevent the millions of troubled mortgages from becoming delinquent and being foreclosed causes damage not only to individual borrowers who lose their homes, but also to their communities and to the economy as a whole.
Don't be fooled by its seemingly straightforward title: SOPA is one of the greatest challenges to a free and open web that we've ever faced.
Today's news is filled with discussion about our national debt and what we must do about it. On this Veteran's Day, I would like to talk about another national debt -- the one we owe to our 24 million American vets.
The role of government is not to strangle rugged individualism, but to encourage it -- while ensuring that the common enterprise, the common good, of our citizens is enhanced and not harmed.
This understandable lack of faith in our government and its leaders has ravaged not only our democratic process, but ultimately undermines our sense of national unity -- what we stand for and what we are capable of. It is not just politics.
My belief in the repeal of DADT is based upon my experience of the conviction that the more people given a fair opportunity for their own achievement means a greater effort for the common purpose of America.
If job creation for Americans is our real goal, and not large companies' bottom line, the data over the past twelve months has sent a strong message: small businesses are the real engine of job growth and should be the focus of any policy to spur job acceleration.
I just signed up at ElizabethWarren.com to receive updates on Elizabeth Warren's final decision on her possible run for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, ...
We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.
An interesting article caught my eye last week, but what with all the election hoopla, I haven't had a chance to write about it before now. But even ...
Yes, Lincoln spoke well, Mr. President, but he also built the intercontinental railways. Kennedy spoke well, but he also got us to the moon! What are you going to leave as your monument?
The Democrats lost the House, and Nancy Pelosi the Speaker's gavel, because of the Senate's dysfunction. Many, if not most, I would wager, of the 400+ bills passed by the House had simple majorities in the Senate.
In the aftermath of Tuesday's election, the media has made it appear that all is lost -- the Tea Party is in control, because this narrative keeps us glued to our seats either with delight or fury. Now, the facts.
It's been easy for the Republicans to spend the last two years demonizing and obstructing the president. Well now the GOP has a share of the power, and they can no longer just sit back and throw rocks.