Defending the values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law is vital to all of us. These values form a bond between Europe and North America that has been the bedrock of post-Cold War stability in all our nations.
"I had never seen so much color," Angelica Salazar recalls of her first days as a Head Start preschooler. Her parents, who spoke mostly Spanish, enrolled her in the program knowing their little girl would need English to succeed in school.
The low cost of covering children compared to the high costs of dealing with the consequences later is a no brainer: An uninsured child costs the local community $2,100 more than coverage for a child with Medicaid.
"For poor children... poverty means more than money. For them, it can be a life sentence of exile from the larger society... Poor children and children who are not poor live in utterly different worlds."
The Tea Party may have brought positive contributions to American democracy, but given the critical threat of Iran, the new Congress should put partisanship aside and work to resolve this nuclear crisis.
What percentage of Americans would agree that Fortune 500 firms should not be receiving federal small business contracts? 100 percent would be very close, but that doesn't seem to matter to Congress and the Obama Administration.
My husband Joe and I flew to Iraq to celebrate the Fourth of July with our troops. I can't think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending it with Americans who are bravely serving our country.
The country is looking for ways to cut spending and borrowing. Yet military spending, the biggest spending item in the budget, is barely part of the discussion because of the amount of campaign and lobbying dollars it generates.