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.
By Michael Beckel April 24, 2...
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.
Immigration is just one of many issues for Latinos, who now number about 50 million in the U.S. The economy, jobs, education, family and health care are all important. But Republicans candidates' message, for instance on social issues, is not in sync with a majority of Latinos.
Obama, trying a new tack on the sequester and overall fiscal fronts, has embarked on an extensive program of reaching out to Republican members of Congress, having privately had a number of them over a couple of evenings this week at the White House.
Lobbyists from AIPAC are pressing your senators and representative to support legislation that if adopted as written would push the United States significantly closer to war with Iran.
Remember when we pilloried John McCain for singing about bombing Iran? Wouldn't it be a scandal if it turned out that California Senator Barbara Boxer and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden were pushing the same agenda? I have bad news, I'm afraid. They are.