Judging by congressional reaction to the trade elements in the State of the Union, President Obama still has his work cut out for him if he's going to sell his plan to reticent Democrats and Republicans.
It is upon us as teachers, researchers, advocates and policymakers to embody the ideals of just and humane immigration reform
The Constitution did not give the president power to issue executive orders. Congress and the Supreme Court should and must curtail or abolish the president's use -- and abuse -- of such orders before he or a successor misuses it to transform himself from an imperial president into emperor.
American teachers, students and parents don't need any more condescending invocations of nationalist fear, or juvenile appeals to competitiveness for grades. Teaching and learning are not about competition. They're about child-rearing.
Obama's record on climate is thus far mixed: kudos on his fuel economy standards, not so much on boosting fossil fuel production. With three years left to go, he can still swing for the fences and he has two big fat pitches, headed for the plate and right in his wheelhouse.
For the working class in this country, factors outside their control can make life feel colder, nastier, and poorer. What if there was a way to account for facts of life that make poor people feel even poorer?
Poverty isn't a "money problem." It's not about having to wait to cash out your 401k or your IRA or some of your stocks. It's having nowhere to turn for money. It's wondering which bill can be paid and which bill can be put off.
To truly rein in the income gap, reduce significant health disparities, fix our immigration system, and ensure that all children have access to a quality, affordable education, we need our government working together.
Over a week ago, the President had the opportunity to be painfully and blatantly honest with his fellow Americans about the actual current state of ou...
In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama made a common mistake that many businesses make, too.
There aren't too many of us who don't get some level of debilitating schpilkis when asked to talk in front of people. It can be truly unsettling. But the reality is, in business -- as in relationships -- HOW you say things is more impactful than WHAT you say.
It is disheartening to recognize how we limit ourselves and how our own self-limitations act to inhibit other women who might want more in their lives. Yet at the same time, it is empowering to know we are in control of ourselves.
President Obama provided plenty of fodder for conservatives to howl "Dictator!" during his State of the Union address last week. If past experience is any indicator of what the President will actually do, his statements are more irresponsible than unconstitutional.
As I accurately predicted last month, Obama was set to have a pretty good January -- and he did. To be fair, in absolute terms, this still is pretty dismal territory for Obama's polling. If you don't count the previous two months, Obama's January numbers would be the worst of his entire presidency.
There is a lot of talk today about inequalities in America. It's a long overdue conversation that is, in essence, about where you are born dictating the quality of life you will lead. The experiences of our sons and brothers of color are ground zero and we have to start there.
Why do we live in an America where we refuse to acknowledge the losses we have suffered, the men and women who have given their lives, and the blood and treasure that has been sacrificed to water the tree of liberty?