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It's important to know that the NRA represents an industry on the decline. Newtown and other recent mass shootings have greatly increased public awareness of gun violence, helping spur a growing grassroots movement in favor of action that shows no sign of slowing down.
Congress ends its December session today, and we will break down the tent. But this is not the end of the Fast for Families; it is only the beginning. It's time to take our movement deeper, take this nation deeper, and take our political debate to a much deeper level.
It is long past time to pass legislation that will expand background checks and other modest measures that will save lives and assuage even a small portion of the grief caused by gun violence that has become a staple of our pastoral duties and our prayers.
When did older people become the enemy? Last week a judge ruled that Detroit could move forward with its plan to cut pensions for retired city workers. This week Washington is celebrating a budget deal which harms older people economically in several ways.
The American public must remember, not only the horror of the massacre a year ago, but the no-votes from corrupt senators who flagrantly betrayed their constituents.
You want to get your candidate elected? Let people take photos. Lots of photos. You want to leave a lasting legacy of goodwill, Mr. President? Set photographers free.
FMLA passed 20 years ago this year as a first step in protecting working families, not the last one. It's time to protect me, my family and all working Americans with the FAMILY Act.
Why would anyone, other than businesses who profit from low wages, oppose a minimum wage increase? If one really believed that a higher minimum wage would increase unemployment, there might be a case for today's lower wages. What does the evidence show?
Barack Obama is daring the terrorists. He's standing in their front yard. He's calling them out. Of course, that's not how it's reported.
The answer is simple: "physician-assisted suicide" is a grossly inaccurate way to describe the medical practice of aid in dying, both from a medical and legal perspective.
I expect that Senator Warren's clear stand on the deal will increase pressure on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take a clear stand on the deal.
As part of the deal to end the government shutdown, continue funding the government until Jan. 15 and extend the debt ceiling until Feb. 7, Congress convened a budget conference committee between the House and Senate with a goal of reaching agreement on a budget by Dec. 13. The future of Social Security and Medicare are at stake.
While common ground shouldn't be that hard to find, the political reality is that this won't happen until our elected officials feel the pressure from the public, and the NRA feels the pressure from its supporters, to be willing to compromise.
Now is the time to keep up the momentum. We must make our voices heard to ensure that the health and rights of women and young people get the focus they deserve, at home and abroad, as the global community decides how best to allocate attention and resources.
GOP lawmakers need to take seriously the job of expanding the party beyond just a majority of their own district to a majority of the nation. And President Obama has just given them their opportunity, although not by design.
If you think the for-profit colleges will be inclined to moderate their bad behavior if the new gainful employment rule is somewhat weakened again, consider the propaganda attack the industry has unleashed this week to coincide with the rulemaking session.
Dropping costs and increasing consumer demand are expanding the market for renewable energy. Policy is shaping it.
With the confirmation of President Obama's nominees on August 12, 2013, the theater over appointments may have ended but the drama over the substance of the Board was set to begin again.
Part of the reason some of Obamacare's "kinks" may not have been worked out earlier may be that we were spending a lot of time arguing against the proposition that increased access to medical care for Americans is socialism.