Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.
Anyone who thinks we've shut the barn door on misdeeds in the financial, commodities and futures markets apparently has never heard of the latest debacle, MF Global. The clarion call that arose out of the 2008 meltdown is still pealing.
Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.
The Tax Bill is almost universally referred to as the "Obama-McConnell-Boehner Tax Bill". When two of the three names are the Republican leaders, and there is no Democrat from either the House or the Senate, then this bill is hardly bipartisan.
BP has finally acknowledged what the American people have been saying for weeks: It must take responsibility for its reckless conduct, clean up the Gulf and compensate the countless victims of the disaster it caused.