Dear Mr. Rubio, I was touched by last week's TMZ feature in which you spoke with wistful nostalgia about 2Pac's legacy while riding the escalator at Reagan National Airport.
Common-sense immigration reform has the multibillion-dollar private prison industry shaking in its boots. Its lobbyists are actively targeting members of congressional budget and appropriations committees to not only maintain, but increase incarceration of migrants.
Amnesty for undocumented immigrants? It isn't a gift, Mr. Krauthammer. It's justice. More accurately... it's payback.
Some argue that the GOP as we know it is in its death throes. Maybe, but it can still do grievous damage to the nation, and the world, before it finally takes its long-overdue last breath. Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy four years.
Because the U.S. has been governed by the same two parties for more than 150 years, it is not uncommon for one of the parties to be riven by an ideological split. The conflict in today's Republican Party is different. Although there are policy elements to it, most of the differences are personal.
The message to Congress in the ad is very simple: The critical voices of Latinos who helped deliver a mandate for commonsense immigration reform in November's election are going to keep raising their voices as Congress begins the debate.
Working families need a minimum wage increase, and they need to know that as the price of public transportation and housing rises, so do their wages. Minimum wage earners make about $15,000 a year.
The only way any deal is going to happen is if Obama gets Boehner and all the other leadership in a room to hammer something out -- with gloves on -- that will have nobody's clear fingerprints on when it emerges.
The first few weeks of 2013 are proving to be highly educational as far as broadcast television is concerned. One can't help but learn something about the medium with each passing day.
Given the staggering costs of droughts, heat waves, and super storms, it would seem our political leaders would come quickly to some consensus on these seemingly urgent issues and take some kind of concerted action. So where do our political leaders get their information that has instead led to partisan gridlock?
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is ahead in a recent poll. Based on her performance at the NY Law School breakfast, I would say that Speaker Quinn will continue to lead the pack come September 10.
Immediately after Obama's State of the Union speech, pundits offered clashing descriptions: prosaic, bread-and-butter, Clinton-like, an extension of the liberal agenda outlined in the inaugural address, uplifting, aggressive and so on. What I heard was something really unusual.
Quick: how many social networks can you name that date back to 2003 and still make Wall Street swoon? Probably not many. In fact, maybe only one: Link...
Spitzer & Matalin discuss SOTU: Not bold (Nat'l Journal)? Liberal boilerplate (McConnell)? Or an historic bid to shrink inequality and leave a progressive legacy? Then: Given Rubio's flop sweat and cliches, is he old whine in a new bottle?
Our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week was Representative Zoe Lofgren, who (with a Republican co-sponsor) this week introduced legislation to regulate the use of drones for domestic police work.