If we need any more evidence that Janet Yellen should be the next Federal Reserve Chairperson, it was the decision by the Fed Governors to continue th...
Progress? Hardly. It's the very type of posture that has put us on the narrow ledge on which the nation now finds itself.
Republicans are unnervingly adept at convincing large swaths of the public that up is down, or that night is, in fact, day. They are attempting this right now, on a grand scale.
Trust me. It's not like this in Canada. Canadians, who live in a civil, decent society, are shaking their heads at what's been going on down below them in the U.S.
The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right's leaders are working to merge their activists' anti-abortion and anti-gay zeal with the anti-government extremism of the Tea Party. Actually, it goes beyond that.
What government department does the Tea Party want to be funded that is not currently being funded right now during the shutdown? I can't think of one.
If the clean CR passes, spending in 2014 will be $217 billion below what President Obama requested and $19 billion more than what Paul Ryan requested. That sounds like a victory to me.
A person walks into a foreign cafe, a disco or a bus with explosives strapped to his or her body. In a flash there's horrific carnage and, soon afte...
We want to give aspiring citizens an opportunity to achieve the American Dream. We want an immigration policy that reflects our values. Speaker Boehner, we want a vote. Listen to your friend Paul Ryan. Listen to reason.
Even among the few thousand members of the power elite, there are a small number whose influence is greater than the others. Here is a list of the 20 most influential members of the power elite.
We need to have policies that help all students to succeed, and not just the few. Ayn Rand and her philosophical followers would have us be concerned only about future "strivers." Our better nature, most religions, and our country's core beliefs call for us to help all.
Education represents the key to our future. Until our state and national leaders make sure a high percentage of our best and brightest go on to pass that knowledge on to the leaders of our future we are doomed as a nation.
This historical amnesia is a dangerous mistake. It poisons our hearts with pessimism. It blinds us to the lessons and solutions we need. Most New Yorkers have no idea how prevalent poverty used to be -- or how their predecessors made it go away.
Hypnotized by a toxic blend of Reaganomics and Objectivism, Republicans don't understand how the economy works or the concerns of middle-class families.
Despite the fact that a majority of the American voting public opposes the privatizers, they are undeterred. To stop public opposition they've decided to stop public participation. Rather than try to change our minds, the privatizers simply opt to suppress our votes.
Some say that we should wait again, wait longer to work on the immigration system, wait until later, do it slowly, over time, down the road, piece by piece. But the time has come to see the urgency of fixing this broken immigration system and begin to heal the nation.