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We Can't Blow This

(90) Comments | Posted March 7, 2010 | 9:53 PM

Note: While I'm consulting to the nonpartisan reform groups Public Campaign Action Fund and Common Cause to advance comprehensive campaign finance reform, these words are my own.

Let's remind ourselves that we're in charge of the train wreck that has stalled the important work of Congress. With large Democratic majorities...

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Millions More to Flood Campaign Coffers

(12) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 9:08 AM

If you're a Member of the House or Senate and don't do something serious to begin distancing yourself from special interest money and the influence it has on your votes, our country will continue in a downward spiral and you'll probably have to look for a new job. Whether you...

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Congress: We Need You to Lead

(35) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 3:29 PM

There are very few times when we've faced so many challenges. Uncertainty in the economy, expensive and deadly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 45 million people without health insurance, high unemployment, financial and corporate disasters, a climate crises with irreversible consequences, record budget deficits and a broken political system that...

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Calling the Obama Army to Step Up the Pressure!

(70) Comments | Posted August 14, 2009 | 4:42 PM

You've seen the lies and distortions about health care reform. The big insurance companies, the Republican Party, their allies in the conservative movement, Rush Limbaugh and a host of others coming together to defeat the president's plan for health reform. They've sent their angry masses to disrupt town halls all...

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Battling the Blue Dogs

(221) Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 11:12 AM

There is a debate going on in Washington right now as to whether or not the so-called Blue Dog Democrats are holding up critically important issues that face our nation. Nearly 50 million Americans live without health insurance coverage. Climate change is real and affecting our lives every day. Civil...

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Three Laws to Protect Americans from Sexual Discrimination

(141) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 10:28 AM

Everyday, children in this country are bullied because a fellow student doesn't like that they may be gay. Too often these bullying tactics -- including several already this year -- result in suicide and the sad loss of life of a completely innocent victim.

In addition to biased-generated bullying...

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Equal Pay for Equal Work -- It's About Time!

(137) Comments | Posted January 28, 2009 | 8:48 AM

Nine years into the 21st Century -- and here we are -- FINALLY -- with a Congress and a president ready to put the final signature on legislation that will help ensure equal pay for equal work -- no matter what your gender, race, national origin or religion happens to...

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The Raising of the Right Hand

(181) Comments | Posted December 15, 2008 | 1:26 PM

Today, the Electoral College delegates in all 50 states will convene to cast their votes and formally elect Barack Obama President.

In so many ways, Obama's "movement for change" transformed politics in a way I've never experienced. His inspirational and steady leadership touched the lives of millions and millions...

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A Message to Obama's Progressive Critics

(2122) Comments | Posted December 7, 2008 | 1:20 PM

Five short weeks ago, Barack Obama won a decisive victory against John McCain - winning 365 electoral votes to McCain's 173 and winning the popular vote by 9 million - the largest popular vote margin ever for a non-incumbent.

After a strategy of expanding the electoral map, nine states that...

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