Ex-Im has done some good things for the business community, it is true, and some of that has trickled down to some small businesses. But progressives like me have been raising concerns about Ex-Im for a while.
As our elected officials discuss the Ex-Im Bank, it is essential that they not brush these critical humanitarian issues under the rug. The American public deserves to know where our taxpayer money is going.
"I don't feel that electronic music is "my thing." I know it's what I've done all my life, but I still feel slightly removed from it somehow. But I think it's good for music in general.'
This year marks the 45th anniversary of Vice President Hubert Humphrey's historic speech in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he broke with President Lyndon B. Johnson over U.S. policy in Vietnam.
During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever bre...
Need more inspiration? Wendy Davis is not alone in confronting increasingly absurd legislative efforts aimed at maintaining the status quo and the will of dominant institutions.
The FHFA's decision preserves unfair practices in the mortgage servicing and insurance industries. It means the new approach and lower rates will not be implemented and therefore the status quo will continue.
For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.
In November, the power of the fast-growing Latino electorate seemed to be conversation topic one for those interested in politics. This week, Latino Decisions, a polling firm that specializes in tracking and gauging the opinions of Hispanics, brings us an interesting reminder that the real power of the Latino vote has not yet been tapped.
When Mitt is releasing tax returns to change the subject, you just know he's in a bad place politically. It may still be way too early to confidently predict the outcome of the election, but it isn't too early to call Romney's campaign (so far) an unmitigated disaster.
We've come a long way in the battle against HIV/AIDS. However, we must remain vigilant: We cannot ignore the startling statistics of new HIV infections of gay and bisexual men, especially among black and Hispanic men.
When even Maxine Waters and Nader are shrieking about Obama, it's high time the Obama supporters get over their excessive denial and man-up. America needs to pull together to reverse this gigantic mistake and right this foolhardy experiment.
Are there some good things in the American Jobs Act? To be sure. But, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., the bill "is like a check that comes back marked insufficient funds."
I doubt that any members of the Congressional Black Caucus got any sleep last night. I'm sure they were tossing and turning, sick with worry and regret, trembling in fear over Allen West's threat to leave the caucus.
Maxine Waters may say 'to hell with the Tea Party,' but Americans should be saying, "Thank you, God, for allowing the Tea Party to rise up; thank you, God, for giving us that much of a chance to save this nation."
The argument that publicly criticizing our first black president is an act of racial disloyalty is immature. We must be grown up enough to know that politics at its best is about engaged citizenship, not tribal worship.