Congress should shine a spotlight on the elected officials who vote to cut funding for programs that then must be picked up by a nonprofit sector that was pushed off balance and had its legs swept from under it.
It's true that conservatives ought to embrace same-sex marriage, and their recent support has been hugely helpful. But it's one thing to say same-sex marriage is consistent with conservative values, and quite another to claim it as a conservative cause.
From reining in Wall Street to preventing the next oil spill and tackling global climate change, we often hold back from taking important public stands because we're caught in a trap I call "the perfect standard."
Even while the elite political establishment has been engrossed with the elections, the grassroots has never taken its focus off alleviating the pain felt by people whose lives are affected by our dysfunctional immigration system.
In comparison to all the good ACORN does, the House's action Thursday, specifically the role played by the Democratic majority, is shameful. It's truly incredible that Democrats aided in this travesty.
The shadowy Apollo Alliance want the government to provide incentives to businesses to invest in green technologies. This kind of Stalinistic, top-down central planning leads only to disasters like the internet, the polio vaccine, and velcro.