With national security at risk, an important conversation has begun in Washington, D.C. and caught fire around the dinner table all over the country. What do you like more? Your privacy? Your safety? Both?
Nearly 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy passed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which forever changed our immigration system and acknowledged the value of family unity for stronger communities.
Republicans have abused the filibuster process at a record rate. They've manipulated Senate recess to unprecedented levels. They've delayed and appealed decisions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can hobble this right-wing campaign against working people by deploying the nuclear option.
This Memorial Day, in addition to our own dead, we remember the 4,700 people (estimated; the actual body count is classified and/or unknown) killed by American drones.
Fwd.us' lobbying approach reflects the worst of DC-style politics: it's cynical, it's transactional, and it's predicated on using critically important social and ecological issues as pawns in a chess game. Worse for Mark Zuckerberg, it's ineffective.
The Heritage Foundation has yet to address larger and much more important questions. How could someone who traffics in specious theories on intelligence, race, and ethnicity be Heritage's policy expert on not only immigration but education?
It would seem that how some people choose to define depraved hearts depends on what God those depraved hearts worship.
Here we go again. Syria's apparent use of a small amount of chemical weapons against its own people has many Republicans and conservatives calling for President Barack Obama to intervene. Yeah, easy, right? Just like Iraq.
If it is critical for us to secure chemical stockpiles, why now and not before? Wasn't the danger of extremists getting their hands on the weapons just as acute before the Syrian government's apparent use of them?
At first glance, a George W. Bush Presidential Library might seem like an oxymoron -- think, the Sarah H. Palin Institute for International Studies.
In the wake of a violent attack, it is easy to target minorities for group blame. With sufficient provocation, any crowd might turn into a mob.
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The so-called "war on terror" is a war without end. If we arrest American citizens and hold them indefinitely without trials, without lawyers, and without the protection of our system of justice, because we suspect they have ties with terrorists, where will that end?
Who exactly does the NRA represent -- its card-carrying members who were mostly in favor of expanding background checks or the gun manufacturers who thrive on being able to easily sell their machines of death?
The bipartisan deal we should be seeking would leave Social Security and veterans' benefits and taxes alone and cut the bloated Pentagon budget instead.