Women across the country are looking for a fair shot in a fair game. They want policies like access to quality education for their children, so their kids have a chance at a bright future -- from pre-kindergarten education to job skills training to affordable college degrees.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced two important civil rights initiatives for workers struggling in this economy. These are strong moves that show that Obama is willing to use his constitutional powers to take action on civil rights.
For years I played the "drinking game" during the State of the Union speech, but it got so I couldn't make a dent in a single glass of wine when it came to counting the number of times the word "women" was uttered.
My fellow Americans: I deliver this address at a time of great distress in our nation. Never before have we faced challenges of such severity as we d...
In the State of the Union tonight, President Obama is going to call for a national minimum wage of $10.10. Then the Republicans will say that'd be a huge disaster that would make the Washington Monument fall over, Mt. Rushmore explode, etc. But here's what neither will tell you.
In a time when funding continues to be cut for disability programs in states, here is an opportunity to show economic growth for people with disabilities.
The ironic image of the super-rich riding a humble public bus is an apt metaphor for the socioeconomic quandary facing America before President Obama makes his 2014 State of the Union address tonight.
If Obama speaks of the integrity of the political process, the last person to cough "Hack!" must drink 3 shots of beer.
As it stands today, felony drug offenders face significant obstacles to joining the economy.
In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama has a very straightforward opportunity to help end the mindset that got us into war, by talking about the necessity of providing the funding to care for the veterans from a decade of war.
Sometimes in America, when low-paid workers stand up and speak out, even the President of the United States takes notice. This is one of those moments.
It is extremely important that the young people of America make it a point to tune into the State of the Union address, educate themselves on the issues and speak up about what matters to them.
I'd like to hear someone ask this president to distinguish himself not only as the man who broke the White House color barrier but as the leader who inspired progress toward cooperation and good will.
As President Obama delivers the State of the Union, there are hunger emergencies both at home and abroad. At this very moment, children in Syria are starving because of food shortages caused by the civil war. Millions of families have been displaced and lost their livelihoods.
Apparently, Big Oil lobbyists and politicians take Americans for a bunch of suckers. Here's the truth: Keystone XL won't make America energy independent. It will threaten our land and livelihoods to pump Canadian tar sands' heavy crude through America and out to foreign countries, like China.
Oxfam's analysis of State of the Union Addresses over the past 100 years shows no president has spoken less about inequality since the Great Depression. Will Obama change that tonight?