As he did during his recent State of the Union for other issues, the president needs to ask the American people why Congress continues to support Guantánamo.
President Obama can't solve the climate crisis alone, and this momentum in the states is an encouraging sign for anyone who wants to see our elected officials address the challenge of our generation, our changing climate.
WASHINGTON -- The Advancement Project has posted a behind-the-scenes video featuring Desiline Victor, the 102-year-old Miami voter whose story of wait...
The Republicans may not deserve it, but the President still wants one and has the leverage to get a grand bargain including Medicare spending reductions on favorable terms.
While support for working women in theory may pervade, so do daily struggles to balance work and family. Efforts to improve preschool options could greatly ease these hardships.
Besides any job creation impact and economic efficiencies created by an U.S./ EU trade pact, essentially a win win, the pact will enable the U.S. and Europe's economy to be more integrated in order to balance China's growing power in world trade.
I'm all for decreasing people's dependence on government programs -- they diminish the inherent, well-earned pride of full-time work. But we have to start paying them for their work first. It's hard to make a living when the "makers" make the laws.
For the many Latinos listening to the State of the Union speech, Obama's commitment to tackle climate change was long-awaited. The plan will reduce dangerous carbon pollution, lower electricity bills for struggling families, and advance U.S. leadership in global clean energy markets.
Ending climate partisanship will not be easy. But the foundation for a more honest, less divisive conversation has been set by leaders outside of Washington, and by climate disruptions already being experienced throughout the country.
How will that help you to achieve your lofty goals laid out in your inaugural speech and the SOTU, Mr. President? You are only setting up barriers to achieving success.
Just think of it as a credit check... ...
Obama makes clear that partnerships reduce individuals tax burden. Tying the discussion to the reform of the tax code gives a sense that we can cut taxes and invest in a revenue neutral way. At least in this area.
Two days after becoming the first U.S. President in history to call for preschool for every child in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama rolled out an approach that aligns with what California's early childhood advocates have been calling for to ensure high quality early learning for our children.
Unfortunately, good economics doesn't always coincide with good politics.
In the real world, economic growth means more economic activity, more population × consumption, more GDP. It means more greenhouse gas emissions, less biodiversity, and a growing ecological footprint.
Making a list of colleges is one of the indicators for successfully enrolling in a university after high school. The online scorecard will help prospective students assess the cost and value of attending individual colleges and universities.