Our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week was Representative Zoe Lofgren, who (with a Republican co-sponsor) this week introduced legislation to regulate the use of drones for domestic police work.
After all the vituperative crowing and chest-thumping is over, Hagel's nomination will likely pass, but not before more taxpayer time and money is wasted and voters' approval of Congress sinks lower than McCain's trumped-up standards.
In Brian De Palma's classic 1987 detective thriller, The Untouchables, Sean Connery's character, the tough and gritty beat cop, Jim Malone, asks Kevin...
It is bizarre that Chuck Hagel, a war hero with a long record of sensible views on the deployment of military power, gets blocked as the president's nominee to run the Pentagon, while Jack Lew, steeped in Wall Street greed, sails through as Treasury secretary.
I celebrate the progress we've made. I honor the 20 percent. But I don't want us to get complacent and bright-eyed with 20 percent. I want us to demand power sharing from the guys. Let's get our fair share of the money, the top jobs, the board seats, the positions of influence--and the power.
International situations deteriorate and become more difficult than if addressed early. Uneducated kids become costly adults. The examples are endless, but nothing stands still, and nothing gets better through neglect.
Republican senators like Chuck Grassley may ask some excellent questions, but some of his colleagues are likely to be in attack mode. Here are eight lines of constructive senators should pursue, along with some specific questions for each of them.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ruled out Social Security cuts in any plan to replace the sequester. President Obama, on the other hand, remains willing to offer the chained CPI Social Security cut as part of a grand bargain.
As we begin the 113th Congress, Republicans in the House remain as quiet as church mice on VAWA. So what now? Will House Republicans speak up for the wives, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, friends, even colleagues and pass the VAWA reauthorization?
Chuck Hagel's views could lead us to a necessary national debate if he becomes the new leader of the Pentagon. And it is that potential debate that Hagel's critics are so afraid to have.
Labor has a long history of organizing for social justice, from civil rights to LGBT rights to women's rights. Advocating for immigrants is the next step in the civil rights battles we fought over the second half of the last century.
After painstaking consideration of every salient detail available to me, I am pleased to announce that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation fully endorses the confirmation of Lt. General Robert Caslen to the position of Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
On the cusp of what might a long-awaited break in the impasse on Capitol Hill on immigration legislation, Edi's story remains tragically typical, and no matter what Congress decides, there's a good chance it will be repeated again and again in the name of the endless mantra of "security."
What I found most troubling (other than McCain's behavior) was Hagel's failure to defend himself. Why not say that he was right, because the war was based on a lie, and because nothing done in that war ultimately accomplished anything of lasting value?
If you wonder why we spend more money on health care than any other country but have some of the worst health outcomes, you need look no further than the halls of Congress to figure it out.
It is high-time for the Obama administration to practice what it preaches, and prevent the lengthy separation of American families. It is not only the right thing to do. It is the legal thing to do.