I herewith submit a modest proposal for helping to relieve the suffering about to be caused by sequestration. The Republicans want to cut government s...
In order to get to that leadership table in Congress or the C suite, women cannot be marginalized, either directly by work policies that exclude their employment or by "having it all" media debates so rarified that they exclude their participation.
Last month, our lawmakers decided against reversing a scheduled increase in the payroll tax, thereby increasing the amount of revenue paid to the federal government for nearly 77% of American households.
There are 535 people in Congress total. Simple math tells us that that less than 19 percent of our representatives are women. Women account for slightly more than 50 percent of the population of the United States. By any stretch of the imagination women are still woefully underrepresented.
Many Americans know that Barack Obama spent three years as a community organizer in Chicago, but hardly any Americans know about Fred Ross Sr., perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history.
If Obama mentions the word "drone" everybody immediately makes continuous droning noises. First person to run out of breath has to drink two shots of beer.
What is needed is a new and fresh vision for change from our nation's leaders -- at all levels. And child advocates across this country must redouble their efforts to demand change and progress at the local, state, and national levels.
Obama should mint the trillion dollar coin even if he does not think he will need it. The trillion-dollar coin will take the hostage out of the equation completely and give the president the solid leverage he needs to negotiate.
The failure of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to stand up to President Obama on many vital matters of principle is one of the most important -- and least mentioned -- political dynamics of this era.
Art... has represented the United States in its embassies and consulates around the world by putting our "best foot forward" in the spirit of creativity and cooperation among nations and showcasing some of America's most respected contemporary artists.
With the president in his final term, why wait years to challenge the rightward momentum coming from the top of the Democratic Party? There is no better time to proceed with that challenge than right now.
The Republicans are threatening to tank the economy so they can cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education and other things that matter. We should just tell them, and nervous Democrats who want to cave to them, absolutely not.
The outcome of the gun debate, as in the health care battle, will be determined by political will and the courage of individual members of Congress to stand up for what they believe to get results.
Using the powers of his Speakership to stage-manage passage of Plan C could be John Boehner's Profiles in Courage moment. Let's see if he takes it.
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.