Cities can drive dramatic improvements on climate but we can't do it alone. As the Mayor of Chicago, I see the both the benefits of tackling this challenge and the threats that remain.
The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed 75 years ago to protect workers. A badly written amendment passed almost 40 years ago inadvertently exempted a pool of poor and vulnerable workers. It is way past time to right this wrong.
While the Syrian civil war started over the Assad regime's brutality, it has morphed into a proxy war between Syria, Iran, Russia, and Iraq on one side, and the U.S., France, Britain, Israel, Turkey and the monarchies of the Gulf Cooperation Council on the other.
President Obama dealt with folks inside and outside Washington as more of a "transaction than a relationship." I was referring to how he relates to people in politics and when trying to get policy through Congress.
For the fruits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be fully implemented and realized in Florida, Gov. Scott must call a special session to bring legislators back to Tallahassee to finish the business of bringing affordable health care to those who need it in the state.
The recent problems with accountability and responsibility at the State Department are rooted in an "inflation" of high-level political positions, which has reduced significantly accountability among lower-level career employees.
The Obama Administration has unleashed its highly educated prognosticators to develop a new math for the Anthropocene. It attempts to count things we...
You would think that Eric Holder, the first African American Attorney General, and Barack Obama, the first African American President, would be vigilant that there was no racial discrimination in the Justice Department of their Administration. You would think.
We're Americans, aren't we? We're the good guys. Our traditional role is to rein in the bad guys, like Iran, isn't it?
The need for an expansion of private funding for higher education has increased in importance in an environment dominated by budget cuts to education at the federal, state, and local levels nationwide.
The Progressive Caucus could supply a principled counterweight to the bombast coming from the likes of Boehner and Feinstein. But for that to happen, leaders of the caucus would need to set a good example by putting up a real fight.
Would a responsible parent wish to deny their child urgently needed health care? Not many parents would. But that's exactly what they are saying when they conflate the medical conversation about emergency contraception with the personal conversation about teenage sexuality.
Howard Shelanski's confirmation hearing comes at a crucial juncture in the Obama presidency. Progress on many important rules has been halted, including the EPA' rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions from future power plants.
Proponents of the domestic surveillance say the metadata collected is minimally invasive and is not personally identifiable. But how hard is it to determine endless information about a person based on his or her phone number and location?
The Obama administration is giving up on America's wolves. On Friday morning, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its plans to strip Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across most of the lower 48 states.
While neighboring states such as Japan have ample amount of hard power and military hardware to keep China's ambitions in check, the likes of Vietnam and Philippines are far more vulnerable.