Desperation is the father of bad decisions. At this point in the never-ending saga of immigration reform, mass deportations and the GOP's rabid opposition to immigrants, advocates are pushing Obama to take executive action, bold and sweeping changes to the enforcement of our current ramshackle immigration law. That would be a mistake.
There's no doubt college can be a wonderful experience. But for some, it will be a nightmare. Specifically the nightmare of sexual assault for one in five female coeds. You read that right -- one in five.
The choices we make in the voting booth always carry weight, but they have even greater heft in a year when control of the Senate is up for grabs, when GOP leaders have promised to roll back decades-worth of public health and environmental safeguards, and when the threat of climate change grows more severe.
Instead of joining with Democrats to expand opportunity for all Americans by fighting for equal pay and a raise for millions of Americans, investing in infrastructure and education, and creating jobs, Republicans like Rubio have recommitted to digging in their heels and causing rampant dysfunction that hurts middle class families.
President Obama is soon to issue executive orders on immigration. To score a huge victory in the inevitable political battle, however, he has to orchestrate it for maximum impact.
There's so much going on around the world and at home, we have an extra news quiz this week to test your current affairs knowledge. Answers are below...
I beg to differ with liberals who say the recent U.S. sanctions against individual members of the Venezuelan government are counterproductive. By the same token, I disagree with conservatives who dismiss them for being too light and applaud the White House and Congress efforts to punish Venezuelan drug traffickers and human rights violators for a very simple reason: in the rigged system of justice that Hugo Chavez set up in the country, it is impossible for any member of its repressive political system to ever face justice in a court of law.
In the near future, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will present the president with options for changing deportation policies. The president should move quickly on their recommendations and do what he was elected to do.
Back in 2007 Rubio seemed to believe in the importance of solving climate change, and the scientific evidence has only grown stronger since then. What's also grown since 2007? The amount of money pumped into Rubio's campaign coffers by polluter interests.
A New Hampshire Granite Poll released last week showed Romney with an astonishing 39 percent lead over all other hopefuls including Christie, Bush, Paul, Rubio, Rob Portman and Ted Cruz, none of whom broke single digits. That's a pretty startling statistic.
Americans across the country have been grappling with a range of severe, climate change-related weather events, including prolonged droughts, extreme precipitation, heat waves and, like Florida, coastal flooding. And majorities in both blue and red districts want federal action.
The Hobby Lobby ruling not only is terrible news for women seeking a guarantee of good health care through their employer, but also for anybody who believes in personal freedom.
Numerous observers and actors alike in the conflict blame al-Maliki's refusal to form a coalition government, composed of multiple sectors and factions within the country, for the ongoing existential crisis.
We can't let these secretive billionaires with their sleazy agenda for America take our country over. We need to take on the billionaires, expose the lies behind their secretive political slush funds, and take our country back.
Some smallholder farms are already practicing innovative farming techniques like growing indigenous plants that protect natural resources like water, and improve the density of nutrients in crops.
The Bergdahl controversy is almost a caricature of American political discourse in the Obama era, with both sides taking strong and outspoken positions based simply on whether or not they like the president, fighting in the media over something that is not very important, and making sure that the public bickering obscures more significant government decisions and policies. The Bergdahl debate is, at its core, about nothing. More accurately, it is about nothing other than whether or not you like President Obama. One way to see this is to see how easily each side could take the opposite position. If Obama had refused to make the deal, John McCain, Marco Rubio and others would be climbing over each other to denounce President Obama for violating the sacred trust that the military has with each soldier. Tea Party supporters would be waving signs about how Obama is anti-American and contemptuous of the military and its traditions.