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Border Problem, Beltway Crisis

Mark Hetfield | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Mark Hetfield

The children at the border are only a symptom of a crisis of extreme violence in Central America and a crisis inside the Beltway caused by a dysfunctional Congress that misses opportunity after opportunity to fix our broken immigration laws. This is a life and death issue.

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

Senator Lautenberg's Legacy and His Successor

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

America lost a champion of public health and environmental protection when Senator Frank Lautenberg passed away on Monday. All of us benefited from hi...

Obama Reacts To Lautenberg's Death

Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a statement Monday on the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), praising the lawmaker for "[improving] the lives of c...

Politicians React To Longtime Senator's Death

Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) died Monday at age 89 of viral pneumonia, his office confirmed in a statement: United States Senator Frank R. Lauten...

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead At 89

Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) has died at the age of 89 of viral pneumonia, The Bergen Record reported Monday, citing the senator's office. Lauten...

Why Female Peace Corps Volunteers Deserve Better

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

Serving in the Peace Corps in the Central African Republic is part of what inspired me to work in the reproductive health field. My service exposed me to the realities of gender violence, and left me even more committed to working for women's rights and empowerment.

Luke Johnson

Booker Makes Big Step Towards Senate Run | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker has filed papers to create a campaign committee to the Federal Election Commission, further signaling that the mayor is...

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

Regulation of Carcinogens Is Four Decades Overdue

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Samuel S. Epstein

In spite of well-documented evidence relating the escalating incidence of cancer to a wide range of avoidable carcinogenic exposures, the National Cancer Institute remains asleep at the wheel.

Kid-Safe Chemicals: News to Use - For All of Us

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

With at least a minimum amount of data available on all chemicals,the public will be able to make informed choices about what they want to buy.


Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

Before you buy a car, you check its safety, reliability and performance ratings. Before you buy a house, you hire an experienced inspector to look for...

Congress Targets Broken Federal Toxics Law

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

The effort to protect Americans from chemical dangers took a historic step forward today as Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate...

Senate Fight for Transportation Equity

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Eight powerful senators struck a blow for the millions of Americans who depend on public transportation, introducing the Public Transportation Preservation Act.

The Most Important Environmental Legislation Ever?

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

The Most Important Environmental Legislation Ever The Beginning of Solar, Wind and Alternative Energy Viability Senators Bill Nelson, Menendez and La...

Time to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

We have had a long tradition of coming together as a nation to memorialize our fallen heroes--the men and women whose lives were lost on the battlefie...

History is Made: New GI Bill Signed into Law

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

It is a promise we made to the veterans of World War II: that those who defend our country should be able to take advantage of America's opportunity. This legislation again fulfills that promise.

On the Brink of History

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the 92-6 victory in the Senate last night, the new GI Bill will now make its way to the president's desk for his signature. Here are some of the responses from veterans around the country.