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GOP Heavyweights Test New Attack Against Hillary Clinton
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A Top Republican Admits Obamacare Repeal Is Unlikely
Science has a long-standing black eye for what is called the "science to practice" gap: the extraordinary time delays in closing the gap between what we know and what we do. There is a still a prominent gap to be closed for disaster mental health care.
Some things in life are self-evident. Fire burns, supply side economics doesn't work, and no Democrat, ever, under any circumstances, no matter what, should even think about offering to cut one solitary cent from Social Security, through partial privatization or means testing or raising the retirement age.
America does not spend too little on the military. Rather, Washington attempts to do too much with the amount that it spends on the military. America's policy of promiscuous foreign intervention would be foolish even if it was not costly. But it is both.
Does it matter that the wealthy turnout to vote at a rate of almost 99% while those making below $10,000 vote at a rate of 49%? It sure seems like it would, but for a long time many political scientists and journalists believed it didn't.
We have now entered the homestretch of the 2014 midterm election season, with less than a week to go before Election Day. Many Senate races remain incredibly close, and Democrats got some welcome news this week from far up north.
All of this recent activity is worthy of celebration. At the same time, it is deeply frustrating to be reminded that women and their families are still fighting unfair workplace practices that were outlawed decades ago.
Bookmakers put the odds at a Republican takeover of the Senate at 80 to 90 percent. Sounds pretty close to a sure thing. Is it all over for Democrats? Maybe. But there are still some wild cards out there.
We rightly pride ourselves for our tolerance and diversity. Yet there is still a minority that not only refuses to accommodate others who look, think, and act differently than they do, but also makes the deplorable decision to act upon their prejudice. Bullies are still among us.
With so much war and destruction all around us, it is easy to get depressed and wonder how can we make this world a better place. What if you could help end a war that would save lives and money and see the results concretely in one week?
Medicare is very complicated, with its A, B, C and D parts, but before you decide to stay with what you have, there are three things you may not know that could influence your decision.
The savings from criminal justice reforms wouldn't fully finance the increased education investments needed, partly because states will likely spend much of the savings elsewhere. But reordering state priorities away from maintaining large prison populations and toward investing in human capital will pay off over the long term.
Too often, politicians operate on the mistaken assumption that the only issue that matters to America's Jewish voters at the polls is Israel.
It's not the virus that's spreading rapidly in West Africa that makes me anxious about my family's health and safety. It's the fear that's spreading rapidly across America, which threatens to recast global humanitarians as risks, rather than assets.
Currently, the United States does not understand why and how the process of radicalization evolves, and who is being radicalized and why.
To keep open the Government of the United States, protect a balance of progressive influence in the Federal appellate courts, and block extreme legislation passed by the House: The Democrats must maintain control of the U.S. Senate. But, with days to go before November 4, it now seems distinctly less possible.
This dictionary contains mostly nouns and a few adjectives, but no verbs as the Republican Party takes no action.
The U.S. government is the largest bilateral donor of global health, development, and humanitarian assistance. It is unconscionable that the U.S. is failing to use its considerable power to facilitate access to post-rape care for women and girls.
This whole argument boils down to a simple premise: who is in charge of our lives? Doctors? Politicians? Religious leaders? Or Us? Are we so feeble minded that we cannot be trusted to be responsible for our own existence?
Almost two-thirds of working Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and they're worried sick about whether their kids will ever make it. They need leaders who understand their plight instead of denying it.