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As an anti-corruption advocate, I don't have a position on derivatives trading. What I do have a position on is corruption, and H.R. 992 is a textbook case of the way corruption has turned the People's House into an auction house.
Federal workers will be expected to subsidize this deal with an increase in their out-of-pocket pension costs. There will be cuts to Medicare. Airline passengers will pay a new tax. Military retirees -- military retirees -- will see their benefits cut.
As the only United States senator to attend yesterday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, he did the right thing. Showing respect to one of the great men this world has ever witnessed, Senator Cruz understands the importance of history.
Lapsed Catholic, atheist and people of other religions have all declared themselves a fan of this Pope. And, as a Baptist minister so have I. Pope Francis is the religious figure that the world has been waiting for.
It has been one year since I saw my sweet little Emilie. I will be honest, I hate when the media comes into town. I don't like seeing their vans with large satellite dishes parked on every corner. I don't like seeing my daughter's picture on the news associated with her violent death.
Sen. Mark Pryor's ad is a cautionary tale about the fact that, as he himself has said, the intersection of faith and politics can be difficult to navigate. It can come across as saying, "vote for me because I'm a Christian," a message that fails to respect America's constitutional ideals and growing religious pluralism.
Nothing says SEXY better than a poster of a scantily clad woman in Nazi garb standing outside of what appears to be a Photoshopped concentration camp. That is the world of Tila Tequila on the web today.
Thus far in the current expansion that began in 2009Q3, financial markets and corporate profitability have far outpaced the rest of the economy. I'm not saying we're in another financial bubble, but I'm decidedly saying that unless we enact and enforce tough financial market regulation, that's where we're headed.
All the reasons are there for an increase in minimum wage. It's good for the economy. It's good for workers and for business. It's good for social mobility, and it's good for the American Dream. What a patriotic policy, then, and how fitting for the nation's capital to consider it. Let's hope D.C. implements it and soon.
Dan is a gay man from Michigan who called my radio program on Oct. 23. He sounded frantic. He'd received one of the infamous cancellation letters from his insurance company, he said.
My daughter's killer previously had raped at least four other women, but police failed to realize they had a serial rapist on their hands because detectives had classified two of the cases as "non-criminal offenses."
At a time when the food stamp program is keeping millions out of poverty and easing the struggles of those who are already poor, our Congress is mulling over how best to cut the program. Perhaps three ghosts need to pay our "leaders" a visit and awaken their Scrooge-ish consciences.
The anti-apartheid divestment protest at Occidental was one of the most formative moments of his life. It was the beginning of a trajectory that led him from student, to community organizer, to law professor, to politician and eventually to the White House.
Today, nearly 4.4 million people in America have families, own homes and have even started their own businesses. They are pursuing the American Dream with one exception -- they cannot vote.
Our nation and our science have come a long way since HIV/AIDS began mysteriously claiming lives in the United States. Unfortunately, many of our laws haven't kept up.
There needs to be more certainty for policymakers and the public if they are going to go along with such a deal. Americans deserve a bigger say in their future.
It is time fulfill the social contract, realize Mandela's dream, and advance a society that is economically just and fair for all. We cannot succeed in this country or anywhere else in the world when a shrinking few do very well and a growing majority can barely make it.