Right now there are only two sides in the Social Security debate: the side that says it's acceptable to cut benefits -- in a way that raises taxes for all income except the highest -- and the side that says it isn't. It's time to ask our leaders a simple question: Which side are you on?
In a town built on access and power, few want to directly confront the guy in charge. And you know what? Before everyone gets all worked up about that fact, they should understand that it is the nature of DC insider-ism.
Republicans have shown time and again they don't play fair even when they lose popular vote elections and have much closer electoral accomplishments. With Obama's clear victory, he might well learn a lesson from them on how to govern.
If the U.S. Congress can't even move off its own use of dirty energy -- so symbolically small -- is it any wonder that the annual UN climate talks result in such pathetic action?
My alarm clock is pounding in my ears at 5:30 in the morning. Not the best thing in the world for a 13-year-old to experience but it's worth it. Today I am headed to Washington, D.C to meet the President of the United States.
Upping the Medicare age may look like a good idea on paper to those crafting this deal in D.C. -- but therein lies the problem. Ignored by the wonks in Washington is the difference between actual physical work and the behind-the-desk pursuits of the people proposing this change.
Pundits reflected on whether Hurricane Sandy was the tipping point, the catastrophe that would put the environment back on the table -- pointedly after a presidential election where there was no debate on climate change. Could this latest occurrence be a wake-up call?
Every time we plant a seed we plant a seed of hope. Every time we plant a tree here, we plant a tree saying goodbye to fear and saying we welcome hope. We are willing to take yes for an answer. We are willing to take life for an answer.
Familiar faces surround the talks of a fiscal cliff compromise. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.), S...
This should not be so hard. The fiscal cliff is nothing more than one more set of self-imposed deadlines that Congress put in place so that they could comply with their own rules. We have seen this before.
Thank you, ma'am, for not taking the easy way out. Thank you for your battle scars. Scars that show you're willing to fight worthy battles on our behalf.
True patriots would presumably grab the nearest walker and head for the office exit door. Experience doesn't matter, wisdom matters even less and everybody who is anybody knows old people can't text anyway, right?
Women deserve pay parity, not parody in comic binders. Study the candidates' voting records on issues important to working women and our families.
I posed the following question to some of the most influential women of our time, "What message would you most want to get out to women about the upcoming election?" Here are their inspiring answers.
If you believe certain Republicans who have anointed Mitt Romney as the next president, I have a binder full of reasons they are wrong.
This is the age in which the Pelosis and Corkers of our political establishment no longer oppose each other, because they find common interest in their assault on the Bill of Rights that contains those principles held dear by decent liberals and conservatives alike.