Just maybe our own leaders can take a clue from the leaders of the ancient world, and open their hearts and minds to embrace the power of humility and collaboration for the betterment of us all.
Congress should embrace the positive growth elements of the president's address because our nation needs more positive action, not more partisan bickering.
This must be a year when we rise together peacefully and not only let our voices be heard, but let our actions unequivocally speak for themselves. For the only way to fight against inequality is to bring about more justice for every man, woman and child.
In his SOTU speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the bottom.
The president sure can give a good speech. That has never been in doubt and probably has done more to scare the opposition than anything else. But o...
Where we are is a politically divided country. Where we want to be is a land of opportunity. As President Obama said, "opportunity is who we are" as a nation. Let's finally work together and get there.
The single most important thing we can do to confront climate change is reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Last night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to have the Environmental Protection Agency implement those carbon pollution limits. This is an historic turning point.
An important step is to start a meaningful dialogue in Congress about a revenue-neutral carbon tax by holding hearings in the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. Congress can help our nation and the world step back from the precipice of climate disaster by enacting a tax on carbon that gives money back to the people.
Nationally there is much to be done that can address the record level of American economic inequality. It is a fight which must occur city by city. Growing economic inequality will only cease with an end to gentrification.
I will never judge another teen, or any other person for that matter, for not caring about what I find to be important. But I will still do my best to convince people to engage in political events because I really do believe they are extremely important.
Obama's goal is the right one. Inequality endangers democratic institutions, limits economic mobility, and -- as recent research has shown -- can be damaging to economic growth.
I have watched and covered many SOTU addresses. The night is always exciting (yes, I love it) but it really is merely political theater providing the...
Let's hope the president's message sinks in, because reflexive congressional support for punishing Iran regardless of the consequences remains one of the key obstacles to shattering 34 years of mutual enmity and securing a nuclear deal.
If you are an environmentalist who watched the speech, you undoubtedly found things you liked and disliked, but we can all embrace the president's direct aim at climate deniers.
We do not know whether Speaker Boehner can muster the political will to bring a bipartisan immigration reform bill to the floor. No bill can pass without support from both sides. But we know that Congress's failure has taken a devastating toll on families.