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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.
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.
In their enthusiasm for the promotion of more guns wielded by more people in more places, they have trampled American's rights as enumerated by the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, freedom of speech, peaceful assembly and petitioning our government for changes in the laws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beyond the eulogies bestowed this week on the late and truly great Nelson Mandela, a visionary, revolutionary, and peacemaker, there is much for Americans to learn from the story of his vexed relationship with our country.
News coverage of the Senate's confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt on Tuesday to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) was all about politics, not the housing or banking issues he now has to address.
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.
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.
Here we go again. Undercover cops pose as students, make friends, build trust, and then arrest teenagers for selling mostly small amounts of marijuana.