Seventeen highly qualified women who have been nominated to federal judgeships are waiting for a confirmation vote from the U.S. Senate. Some of these nominees have been waiting for months -- if not years.
In Iraq and Afghanistan the U.S. relied heavily on interpreters, most recruited from the local population. Yet the U.S. government has refused to welcome those who have done so much to help America.
Earlier this week, while more than 200 citizen lobbyists were meeting face-to-face with their Congressional legislators in Washington, D.C. to change federal policy on medical cannabis, a series of events occurred in Florida, making that state the next political battleground on this issue.
Most Americans see the battle of medical cannabis from a distance as a ping-pong game of excuses from the federal government to deny patients access to cannabis for therapeutic use. But for millions of Americans, issues surrounding medical cannabis affect their daily lives.
A bad guy in body armor is a bad guy who's harder to kill. Humanitarian items that are unmonitored get traded for currency spent on weapons. No aid is really "non-lethal." Who are these people we are proposing to help?
We have an anomaly in our courts, irresponsibly supported by the executive and legislative branches of our government, in the manner that our courts interpret Sovereign Immunity and, in turn, its impact on our day to day lives.
Our financial institutions would benefit from an independent body not beholden to anyone since the ratings on their products would be truly credible to investors and free of the taint that has attached itself to the business.
Just think of it as a credit check... ...
It appears that initially the Obama administration miscalculated the depth and fury of the opposition to this mandate.
On Valentine's Day in 2002, British resident Shaker Aamer was brought to Guantánamo. He has now been held without charge or trial for 11 years.
Under existing authority, the President can execute one simple policy that would create 2.2 to 4.7 million jobs over the next three years: End currency manipulation by a handful of countries, especially China.
Michael Hastings described last week as a time when the "country started to show signs of outrage over the Obama administration's targeted killing pro...
The words we're choosing can keep us from losing. ...
Too often does the debate in Washington get derailed. If, for instance, our national punditocracy spent a fraction of time talking about smart ways to create jobs as it spends obsessing over the debt, we might actually put some Americans back to work
Messrs. Obama's and Kerry's challenge is to make a reset more of a priority. Both sides need to shake off the remnants of the Cold War and embrace the new normal.
For sure, these talks won't be easy, as past spats over airplanes, hormone beef or chlorine chicken illustrated. But they will be a hell of a lot easier than any serious free trade talks with China or other Pacific nations.