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Action by Cuba Against Terror Financing Compels a U.S. Response

Sarah Stephens | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

Cuba's government has unilaterally taken action against global terrorism, and this step deserves a positive response by the United States.

Write a Bold Paragraph, Mr. President

William S. Becker | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
William S. Becker

There have been mixed messages from the White House in advance of President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union message next Tuesday. Will he be ...

Inside the President's Climate Toolbox, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Now, as FDR concluded about the Great Depression, climate disruption is invading the United States like a foreign enemy. It is inflicting physical damages, loss of life and growing burdens on federal spending and the economy.

Congress in Contempt: Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

The easiest reaction is to argue about who's to blame -- a conversation that dominated the responses to Part 1. Solutions are more difficult. Is the Legislative Branch irretrievably broken, or is there something we citizens can do?

On Climate Change, Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
William S. Becker

When the first presidential debate takes place for Oct. 3 in Denver with a focus on domestic issues, somebody should ask the candidates this question.

Dear Mr. Smith, Our Broken Immigration System Requires Solutions That Embrace Discretion, Not Eliminate It

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

Congressman Lamar Smith has engaged in an all-out effort to turn back the clock on our immigration laws through a series of bills that may tackle one issue at a time, but equal a comprehensive overhaul.

Torture and the Problem of Constitutional Evil: The Way Forward

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

I have no hesitation in asserting that Judge Bybee should be subjected to impeachment proceedings, and that Bybee, Yoo, Addington et al. should face disbarment proceedings.

Sen. Whitehouse Reveals Secret Justice Dept. Memos: Bush Determines What Is Constitutional

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) delivered an impassioned floor speech to help frame the debate over FISA reform. Using his privilege as a...