Hammocks and Ladders: The Poverty of Republican Thinking on the Poor 'The American Dream has become a mirage for far too many." (Jeb Bush) These ar...
With this new ability to have the Internet and social media dictate the creation of what we all want and need and the elimination of what we won't tolerate and stand for, the time and opportunity to identify and select the best person for the office of president is upon us.
The Republican majority's Homeland Security shutdown is a staggering display of legislative incompetence, which could have concrete and severe impacts for New York City and its surrounding areas.
Here's the irony of the Homeland Security funding fiasco. The Republicans have found their groove.
Whether the old guard is wising up or dying off is no longer relevant. The gay rights movement is being won person by person, family by family, city by city, with Washington, D.C. a reluctant, self-congratulatory last stop.
Although I never voted for him while living in Israel, I, along with a majority of voting Israelis, have always counted on Netanyahu to do what it takes to protect the security of Israeli citizens and by extension all Jews.
Despite all the attention and widespread criticism Mr. Giuliani's comments got, they really don't amount to much on their own. After all, what the former New York City mayor thinks doesn't amount to much in today's world.
Amid the ashes of World War II, with the stench of industrial-scale genocide in their nostrils, the nations of the world pledged to do better. They signed onto the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Republicans promised things would get better if they were put in charge of Congress. Yet, due to a lack of leadership and seemingly irresolvable differences among their members, they are holding up funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which is set to run out this Friday.
When you hear the common refrain about Americans hating Washington, they aren't talking about the city in general. Rather, they are referencing the politicians, lobbyists, campaign staffers, and the black-and-white, us-versus-them partisanship of U.S. politics.
Mr. Bush, the immigrant community is looking for a leader who will face the issues with a clear plan, not one that will throw stones inside a glass house in hopes of scoring political points. How much longer should the current President wait for your party to pass a bill?
In the run-up to the 2016 election, Republicans are trying to position themselves as the party of the middle class. It may well work, but not because Republicans are in fact reformist, but rather because voters and pundits eschew data and instead focus on rhetoric.
Trust. It's a hefty word, stamped on American currency ("In God We Trust"), integrated into marriage vows, and considered a vital component for both professional and personal relationships. Yet too often trust is on autopilot, given freely unless proven otherwise.
In the summer of 2013, a sharp spike higher in interest rates caused by the "taper tantrum" (fear that the Fed will soon end monetary easing) reduced both housing affordability and the opportunities to lower mortgage rates through refinancing.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...