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For some time now, observers -- a surprisingly wide range of them -- have been saying that Barack Obama seems more like a king than a president.
There is no doubt that Russian militarized bullying can lead to the de facto division of Ukraine, an event that would be of grave long-term consequences not only for Russia and Ukraine but for the world. The practical question is whether international law can still function to stop this from occurring. In my view, the answer is yes.
It is a sign of how far right the Republican Party has moved that New York Times columnist Ross Douthat describes Rep. Paul Ryan as a "moderate." In any rational look at the spectrum of American political views, it is hard to imagine attaching the word "moderate" to Ryan on any issue.
Last week, President Obama got an earful from his immigration allies. The pressure over immigration is unprecedented because it is coming from the left, and also because it is well-deserved.
Last week, my colleague on the Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, put out a report: "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later." Let's be clear, this report is nothing more than an ideologically bankrupt battle plan to attack the poor.
Perhaps you have seen the headlines and the television interviews about how New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, is closing charter schools, evicting poor minority children, destroying their dreams for the future, and their chance to escape failing public schools. Time for a fact check.
The result of the Republican budget would be opportunity only for those who already have money. So, of course, the GOP had to try to kill a budget conceived under the proposition of opportunity for everyone.
Overdose prevention advocates and drug policy reformers are feeling some wind beneath their wings as a result of a statement by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder encouraging expanded access to the overdose reversal medicine naloxone.
As more abortion clinics close in the state of Texas, a retrospective look at the politics that led to this form of oppression points mostly at men. In fact, the five Republican candidates for the most powerful statewide offices in Texas, all of whom are dedicated to increasing abortion restrictions, are male
AIPAC is now perceived by Washington insiders as a pressure group (like the NRA), primarily allied with the Republicans, which uses its influence to get members of Congress to take positions not in the public interest.
The United States has proved itself essential to mobilizing the political pressures most persuasive to Putin, and Secretary of State John Kerry is managing the diplomacy with admirable firmness and nuance. But this is really a European affair.
That researchers and health advocates need to presume harsh judgement of sexually active women to convince skeptics of birth control's utility just reminds us how far we have to go.
Is this what education is -- a way to make more money off of our children? Is this the drive of education in America? What happened to the democratic ideal of education creating an informed citizenry?
The uproar over high-stakes testing associated with Common Core in New York State and complaints that children are being tested on things they were not taught, has obscured the deepening of racial, ethnic and class divisions in education in New York and the United States.
"Cheater," "bribe taker," "skirt chaser" and "drunk" should not be the first words that come to mind when you think of the U.S. military. But a series of scandals involving the military's top brass have brought to light a bizarre and seemingly unethical culture.
Why are media stories on poverty in America so insufficient? Stories that showcase the faces of poverty do not grab the public's attention the way that entertainment, political and economic stories do -- unless poverty stories are controversial or negative, that is.
Climate change is here. It is happening, and it is affecting women at a greater rate than men. While our effort to limit carbon emissions and assist those impacted by climate change is no small task, involving more women in these negotiations is something that we can change immediately.
Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and his staff have reviewed whether President Johnson's "War on Poverty" has been effective over the last 50 years. There are at least five major problems with the report and the subsequent conclusions that are reached.