As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.
The holidays hit homeless youth hard. Everywhere they look, people are spending money, showing loved ones how much they care, heading home for big feasts. If you're a kid with no money, no loved ones, and no home, the songs piped into every store can sting.
For 40 years, Republicans and some Democrats have been demanding an end to the ban on crude oil exports. The omnibus bill lifts that ban just as the world community meeting in Paris agreed that emissions released from fossil fuels must be lowered if the planet is to escape incineration.
Speaking of Queen Padme, how is it possible that royals can be elected to the Senate (from Naboo)? Imagine the Queen of Nevada taking her place in Washington D.C. in the upper chamber of the legislature. The Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves.
Kennedy's voice was an instrument of extraordinary range, stretching in volume from a whisper or a low murmur audible only to the ear at which it is aimed to a full-volume bassoon that can fill a convention hall without a microphone, and in tone, from hortatory, urging the audience on, to rowdy, as if on a roll with a joke, or, on occasion, angry.
The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.
It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.
Could a significant investment in evidence-based education funding signal the beginning of the end of partisan gridlock in Washington? There is certai...
Many see student debt as a young person's problem, but it affects all generations. People ages 65 and older owe $18.2 billion on student loans. People ages 75 and older owe around $2 billion on outstanding student loans. As the population ages, the amounts owed by those age groups are increasing rapidly.
The ACA is an imperfect instrument. But it goes a long way to correcting access and affordability of health insurance. This bill would throw out the baby with the bath water.
Two weeks ago, investigative journalist Michael Isikoff leaked information that the Obama administration is concerned with recognizing the horrifying ...
As eagerly as the Common Core regimen was embraced, it was disavowed in a Tea Party-inspired wave of opposition to what was become known simply as government outreach. And as strongly as the teachers' unions had campaigned for educational reform, they deemed the government's obsession with a testing an albatross hanging over the careers of educators who could handle their own classrooms perfectly well.
By Jordan Stephen It has become something of a holiday tradition. Capitol Hill, which has earned a reputation as a beacon of lethargy and obstruct...
Both these bills have worked their way through a long, complicated process involving numerous committees, two chambers and who can say for sure how many factions, to reach agreement. Perhaps this signals the beginning of a new ability for Congress to work together.
The Paris Climate Conference, which takes place from November 30th to December 11th, provides a great opportunity for the U.S. to affirm their status as a leader when it comes to enacting climate change initiatives.
The Republican party's national approval rating is at its lowest point since 1992 - about 32%, compared with 46% for Democrats. As pollster Stanl...