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Agents of Change

(85) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 10:10 AM

In my travels, I have met with presidents, prime ministers, and kings. But what has impressed and inspired me the most were my conversations with young people, and especially young women. They are the agents of change that make history every day as they forge a new path for their...

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Twenty Years Later, Still Calling for Freedom in China

(150) Comments | Posted June 4, 2009 | 3:41 PM

Twenty years ago today, thousands of Chinese students, workers, and citizens marched in peace in Tiananmen Square. They called for democratic reform, freedom of speech and assembly, and an end to corruption. The People's Liberation Army, the People's Army, was used against the people, crushing demonstrators in Tiananmen Square and...

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Denial is Not An Economic Recovery Plan

(212) Comments | Posted September 15, 2008 | 7:26 PM

In the midst of a dire economic situation, President Bush this morning characterized recent market developments as an 'adjustment' that can be painful for investors and employees of the firms, while Senator McCain said the 'fundamentals of our economy are strong.' President Bush, Senator McCain, and their Republican Party are...

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Bush Drilling Proposal is a Hoax Unworthy of Serious Debate

(272) Comments | Posted July 30, 2008 | 3:50 PM

The president knows, as his own administration has stated, that the impact of any new drilling will be insignificant -- promising savings of only pennies per gallon many years down the road. Americans know that thanks to the two oilmen in the White House, consumers are now paying $4 a...

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On the San Francisco Olympic Torch Relay

(96) Comments | Posted April 8, 2008 | 5:08 PM

The Olympic Charter states that the goal of the Olympic Games should be to promote "a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity." The Chinese government has failed to live up to the commitments it made before being awarded the Olympic Games to improve its human rights situation....

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As A Mother

(135) Comments | Posted May 11, 2007 | 5:04 PM

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,

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Progress is Possible Again

(295) Comments | Posted January 18, 2007 | 7:15 PM

"Bully for the Democrats...They did what we didn't have the guts to do when it matters."

- Republican Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), January 5, 2007

That is what one of my Republican colleagues had to say about the first act of the Democratic majority, clamping down on...

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Bringing the War to an End is my Highest Priority as Speaker

(273) Comments | Posted November 17, 2006 | 6:00 PM

This morning, I visited our brave men and women at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. It is a place of prayers, of honor, of respect, and reflection. And I left there more committed than ever to bringing the war to an end.

I told my colleagues yesterday that the biggest...

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One Hundred Hours

(243) Comments | Posted November 7, 2006 | 2:01 PM

In 100 hours, the top five oil companies will take in $4.3 billion in profits.

In 100 hours, $1.1 billion will be spent on the war in Iraq.

In 100 hours, the public debt will grow by $4.9 billion.

In 100 hours, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies will gain $2.6...

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Is This how the President Expects to Make us Safer?

(119) Comments | Posted September 28, 2006 | 12:10 PM

It has been more than five years since Congress authorized the use of force against those responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

Five long years. And what do we have to show for it? Not a single one of the planners has been brought to trial.

We have a wiretapping...

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While the President Pats Himself on the Back...

(142) Comments | Posted August 28, 2006 | 4:06 PM

It's no secret that the Bush Administration values politics and press opportunities over policy. But the dichotomy between the White House media campaign marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the harsh reality Gulf Coast residents have been facing these past 12 months is unconscionable. President Bush has devoted...

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Zarqawi's Death Should Be a Call for Debate on Iraq Policy

(93) Comments | Posted June 8, 2006 | 5:40 PM

This morning, news arrived that our troops in Iraq have tracked down and killed the evil terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. We are proud of our troops for their tireless work. Their efforts should be commended and their sacrifices should be honored. But the security situation on the ground continues to...

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Bush State of the Union - It Was a Nice Break from Reality TV

(86) Comments | Posted January 31, 2006 | 9:30 PM

The President's speech tonight was more of the same. Just a speech. Empty rhetoric from a man and a party who have consistently failed to lead our country on the most pressing issues. Health care costs and energy bills continue to hammer working families, and we still don't have a...

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Here's an Idea

(84) Comments | Posted November 15, 2005 | 11:51 AM

The United States owes its very existence to entrepreneurial ideas. Our Founders had confidence that they were part of change in the world, and they had great faith in the future. That confidence and their faith in the future are reflected on the Great Seal of the United States, where...

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Let's Not Hide Behind Compassion - Let's Talk About Action

(30) Comments | Posted September 15, 2005 | 6:55 PM

My heart is heavy after my trip to Houston last Friday to visit those who lost everything and are now living in shelters. The enormity of the Houston shelters cannot be captured with photographs, television or words. These self-contained cities are filled with those grieving, shocked and lonely, and complete...

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