While many would like to see women members of Congress at parity with men, many challenges remain to getting them even close. For Republican women, the challenges are even steeper.
Forbes just reported on what it considers the "worst" college degrees. Their criteria? The. unemployment rate for people who had these majors and th...
The Obama administration recently lifted its veil of secrecy about its drone usage by providing a substantial amount of information for the first time to a public audience about the program.
While the parties in Washington remain divided on most issues, they are strongly united on at least one: nobody like Ted Cruz.
Do Republicans care? I would give most of them the benefit of the doubt, they probably do care in a cosmic sense. Will they do anything about it? No.
Having ten years to fully implement their vision, these Republicans did great for middle-class Americans, right? Again, only if we pretend that history ended in October 1929.
Wednesday, May 29, late afternoon: I was waiting for the vote on paralysis cure research funding -- a million dollars or nothing for AB 714, by Wiecko...
The same guys who brought us some of the biggest political missteps in American history have now unveiled a chronicle of all the other missteps they had in mind but never got a chance to execute. I'm talking about the Romney Readiness Project 2012.
As two major Supreme Court decisions about same-sex marriage (Proposition 8 and DOMA) loom on the horizon, it's an opportune time to refocus attention on the many advantages associated with the pursuit and achievement of marriage equaility.
We have wasted too much time over the past five years fretting over the concerns of a small group of right-wingers. From health care to immigration to gun control, America should have long ago tackled these problems with common-sense, practical approaches, rather than getting mired down in ideological debates.
The only thing that scares politicians more than losing votes because of the sequester is actually doing some work to avoid losing those votes.
Even though they claim an elephant never forgets, the GOP clearly doesn't remember what a bad idea it was last year when they tried to raise student loan rates to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. They're trying to raise our loan rates yet again.
If the new crop of conservatives wants the kind of national stage that Bachmann is ceding, they have to jump in the deep end of the nut bowl with a snorkel and a mouthful of garbled sound bytes.
In November 2012, the nation, by a fairly sizable majority, reelected their president to serve another four years. Sometimes that is referred to as the "will of the people." So what happens when the people's will is being stymied by the gamesmanship of a gang of 45?
There is no scandal here but there is an unseen, unpublicized, and potentially more dangerous failure clouded by Republican histrionics that distracts and affects the American people.
Times have changed. Our government hasn't. New Republicans believe we can fix that and, in so doing, make America young again. The government won't be fixed by itself. It needs smart, young leaders to tackle the problems this nation currently faces.