Were advocates of comprehensive immigration reform too slow to shift to supporting piecemeal legislation? And, did these leaders advance the optimal piecemeal strategy by focusing exclusively on the DREAM Act?
If there's one thing you can still count on from today's increasingly erratic politics, it is pure unadulterated paradox. One could say the Washington circus features as many morons as oxymorons.
Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson are pushing ideas well outside the norm of mainstream politics for the last 75 years. They want to cut Social Security to decrease the deficit -- a move that's even opposed by most Tea Partiers.
Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.
In the 90s, the major "bipartisan" policies that Bill Clinton enacted when he faced a hostile Republican Congress were all disastrous for the country. What was needed then -- and now -- was nothing short of a wholesale reaffirmation of the role of government in society.
To neutralize Citizens United, we must have a Constitutional Amendment to retake our democracy. It won't be an easy fight, but it is a fight worth having, as our democracy depends on it.
Senator Graham, after visiting the tar sand pits in Alberta, Canada, hailed the toxic mines, the source of the world's dirtiest fuel, as "an industrial ballet," adding that the project "really blends with the natural habitat." Huh?
The Obama Administration's Deficit Commission is at best errant in its mission and at worst a bait-and-switch ploy being run on the American people.
This is a telling indictment of the health care law itself, strongly suggesting it was constructed by the Obama administration as a massive taxpayer-financed giveaway to private insurers like WellPoint.
Politicians, news reporters, and now voters have become obsessed with deficit reduction. Unfortunately, this "deficit cutting fever" now threatens the money previously allocated for the broadband stimulus programs.
Senate progressives have just introduced an estate tax reform with some spine. The Responsible Estate Tax Act.
Congress needs to reassess the US regulatory system for managing drugs. We have entered the era of personalized medicine where the biological traits ...
Here's the greatest benefit this new test offers to voters. It lets us say to politicians, once and for all, on one of the most crucial issues of our day, those words every citizen longs to say to a long-winded public servant: Put up or shut up.
Several hundred native tribes and bands in 47 states are currently denied legal status as federally recognized tribes. Why are these bands and tribes being denied a voice?
It's shameful that Wellpoint lobbyists were successful in keeping key protections for those with serious illnesses out of the Senate bill. But it's even more shameful that Harry Reid has no intention of fixing it.
Even if the new law works as planned, at least 23 million people will remain uninsured at 2019. So "universal health care" remains a dream deferred.