A Huffington Post report Thursday revealed how much money Betsy DeVos and her family have contributed to the senators who are scheduled to vote next ...
Half a century ago, my wife Gloria was attacked by a sexual predator.
Imagine that you were just diagnosed with end-stage heart failure. The doctor shakes her head, makes a tch-tch sound with her mouth, and explains you have a 50% chance of living two more years-- and that there is no cure.
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide for the Roy Blunt vs. Jason Kander Senate race? One that will give you an accurate, no-spin comparison ...
What if there was a cure for a terrible disease you or a loved one suffered from--but a politician passed a law against that cure? Sound ridiculous? Maybe not. Consider Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (66), Republican, who has been in office for more than twenty years, and who seems to judges medical science by his ideological opinions.
Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt was nowhere to be found at his party's nominating convention in Cleveland this week, despite being vice chair of the Senate Republican conference.
Can Klobuchar and Blunt for one time, just for one time inform themselves about international adoption as it plays out in the real world and not on the happy stage as it is set up and decorated by saviors, believers, deceivers, legal and illegal business people.
To anyone who follows politics, the Koch brothers are best known for spearheading a sprawling network of groups that invest millions in conservative, libertarian-leaning candidates and causes.
ExxonMobil claims it supports a revenue-neutral carbon tax and its lobbyists "have echoed that message in countless private briefings with members of Congress on carbon tax policy options." Then why do most ExxonMobil-funded lawmakers oppose the idea?
It's no secret that our nation's jails and prisons house individuals charged with or convicted of crimes. What most Americans don't know is that more Americans with a mental illness or addiction reside in jail and prison than in health care institutions.
Playing defense for the for-profit college industry is not unusual for Capitol Hill lawmakers. A high volume of campaign contributions have cemented ties between the for-profit college industry and members of Congress, especially Republicans.
Leaders were elected, Members took their oaths, and in short order, they got to work introducing bills on the first day of the 114th Congress.
Females are the majority of voters, and they're a super-majority when they're joined by men who care about them. Women can control any election, and we'd better make it happen. If not, super-conservative legislative majorities will control our most private decisions.
Let us take the people who are the greatest examples of health and put them in charge of the regulations that affect our own health. And let us take the most peaceful people and make them our leaders.
The next Commerce Secretary will have the challenge and opportunity to view the two in a more synergistic manner. After all, the nation's weather and climate agency was placed in Commerce for a reason, right?
While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.