Pentagon brass and their status quo supporters have engaged in a misinformation campaign claiming that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act is unnecessary and will in fact be counterproductive.
Senate bill S.697, legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, will create stumbling blocks for states that wish to protect their citizens and their families from harmful chemicals.
Contemplate giving one girl an education. When starting a family, this girl will influence her children and lead them towards pursuing educational goals of their own. Her children will then urge their offspring to do the same.
What resonates so wonderfully is that both meals created a strong sense of community, which in turn strengthens our resolve to work together to find solutions to the problems confronting us and help us commit to mentoring and guiding one another.
Here's a useful graphic from The Nature Conservancy showing the sources of nitrogen pollution in various parts of the East End of Long Island, from a report entitled Nitrogen Load Modeling -- The Peconic Estuary, New York.
The groundwater, polluted with nitrogen from the septic tanks and from lawn and farm fertilizers, has over the past 30 years triggered ever larger and more devastating algal blooms, destroying marine habitats everywhere.
Republicans have done a lot of soul searching to try and figure out why women voters opposed them at historic levels during the 2012 election. They've questioned their message, and their messengers. But they haven't reflected on their anti-woman policies.
Just as in the Second World War we had a national shortage of skilled workers for manufacturing, today we have a critical shortage of technology workers. Women and education are two keys to the solution.
In a little more than one term in the House and about eighteen months in the Senate, Gillibrand has established herself as a serious progressive Democrat with appeal to political independents and even some conservatives.