Members of Congress are about to vote to extend the most controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act for four more years, even though few of them understand how those provisions are being interpreted and applied.
Opening federal waters to drilling, while cutting governmental oversight and safety measures, is sort of like telling the designer of the Titanic to forget about the icebergs and just build more ships. Full speed ahead!
What do Florida and Iowa have in common when it comes to animal agriculture? They've both been hot spots to combat some of the worst abuses in industrial agribusiness -- and now the factory farming industry is fighting back
Why would we educate children at public expense from kindergarten through high school and then deny them the ability to pursue higher education? I offer for your consideration a few suggestions for legislation.
Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, a bill to protect consumers and animals by requiring all garments containing animal fur to be accurately labeled by species and country of origin.
Members of Congress have abdicated to the president their constitutional responsibilities because of slavish devotion, staggering constitutional illiteracy, and a vassal-like conviction that the executive branch knows best.
In the aftermath of the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi in September, New Jersey's congressional representatives are working on a national anti-bullying bill, which probably won't do much good.
As long as we continue to drill offshore, oil will contaminate valuable marine resources. At the very least, the US Senate must pass legislation to respond to the biggest environmental disaster our country has ever seen, and time is running out.