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Let's Trade with Cuba!

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I am pleased that the first U.S. cruise ship to make a voyage to Cuba in almost 40 years arrived in Havana, Cuba, yesterday morning carrying 700 passengers, including Cuban Americans on board.

40 Under 40: Latinos in Foreign Policy

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Josue Lopez Calderon

One way to do so is through the Global Diaspora Week which perfectly coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month, thus creating a great opportunity to highlight diverse innovators from one of the nation's largest groups, the Hispanic Diaspora.

Winning the Competition

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We must make certain that America remains a leader on the world stage. This will happen when we take the necessary time and money to advance our transportation system, which is an investment in our people and the future of America.

Senator Brooke's Legacy

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As our nation's first popularly elected African American Senator, Senator Brooke claimed his seat at the table of government and paved the way for the election of African Americans across the country, including President Barack Obama and me.

One Last Fight

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I've been called many things in my time, but there's one in particular I find I'm most proud of: public servant. There's a lot of people out there who think I've served for too long, but I love my community, my city, my state and our great nation too much to quit now. These are critical last two years, and I'm not done fighting yet.

Dr. King and the Gang of Four

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As minority candidates, the path each one of us walked was particularly tough. Few thought that the Gang of Four, also known as the Harlem Clubhouse, were up to the job. But we overcame great prejudice and paved the road to politics in which race was less a factor than talent.

How Hispanic Triangulation Can Help the U.S. Innovate in Foreign Policy

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Josue Lopez Calderon

As the relationship between Latin America and emerging regions such as Asia remains strong, the argument for optimally engaging America's largest diaspora, Hispanics, in U.S. foreign policy has never been more essential.

Remembering the Forgotten Victory

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

November 30, 1950, was a living nightmare. In the battle of Kunu-ri, more than 5,000 American soldiers were killed, wounded or taken as prisoners of war. Ninety percent of my unit was killed. Little did I know, back then, that we were stopping communism.

Why to Reinstate the Draft

Michael Smerconish | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

I see the need for a draft to ensure that a trigger-happy president and Congress don't overextend us in a dangerous world to fulfill commitments that should never have been made.

The One Percent Deserving Our Thanks

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We should use this Memorial Day as an opportunity to remember the sacrifices that American soldiers of all social and political stripes have made in defense of our country.

Rangel Makes Announcement About His Political Future

Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

Congressman Charles Rangel, who was convicted on 11 counts of breaking ethics rules in 2010, formally announced he will be seeking his 22nd term. T...

Rangel Calls For Controversial Measure

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday renewed his call for a military draft, speaking on the House floor on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. "I...

The Dream Lives On

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Forty-eight years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his inspirational "I Have a...

People Are Mad as Hell, Let's Help Them

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I visited Liberty Plaza this past Saturday to meet the 99 percent of Americans who are bearing the brunt of the recession. I am very proud to see that they have started to mobilize and speak up.

Asking Questions Saves Lives

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The current restrictions on gun sales have proved ineffective. How many more avoidable tragedies must we witness before we, as a nation, take substantive action to solve this problem?

Juneteenth Off The Record

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Although Juneteenth has gained widespread acceptance as a commemoration marking the end of slavery, there is still progress to be made.

Our Dereliction Of Duty In Time Of War

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The act of sending our troops into harm's way without addressing it before Congress, the voice of those very people our presidents send to combat, must end. This is part of an unconstitutional trend that has become a norm.

Tribute To My Dear Friend, Secretary Ron Brown

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I am proud that our nation remembers a dedicated public servant who devoted to promoting the basic American principles of equal opportunity and democracy throughout the world.

My First-Ever Blogger Conference Call

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

"Things are changing every day, and the Congress can't do all that it wants to, especially being in the minority. It's going to take more than Congres...

Hard Times Not An Excuse for Dividing Families

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Certainly our current economic crisis demands tough decisions. However, no new math exists that makes it morally and economically logical to ask that those who are least able to shoulder the majority of that sacrifice.

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

On Rangel: To Be Just, Congress Must Be Fair

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

History is littered with House members who were reprimanded (a lesser punishment than censure) despite violations more serious than those Rangel faced.

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

Sorry, Charlie

Ron Christie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Christie

It is unfair when elected officials forget that it is We The People they were elected to serve. Following a distinguished career, Charlie Rangel's presence now tarnishes, rather than enhances the electoral body in which he serves.

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...