While we know and recognize Indiana University as a learning institution capable of providing an excellent education, we must accept that Indiana University is also an employer only willing to provide to their employees just that which they can get away with.
Indeed, the worst thing for all Americans is no action addressing our fiscal imbalances. Our leaders do not need calls from constituents who urge them to hold to their party lines. What our nation desperately needs is those who press leaders to find a path to the win-win.
In gerrymandering the state, Ohio's Republican legislature and governor not only gave the party an unearned gift of four congressional seats, but probably made it harder to recruit the strongest Democratic candidates for all contested elections.
Seriously, a man running for the most powerful office in the country didn't bother to plan for one of the two contingencies that were guaranteed to happen last night? And he wanted us to let him make crucial decisions for all of us?
Presidents cannot win without policies to include and empower all Americans, not just the slices of communities needed for electoral success. President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.
This ruling may be a disappointment. However, if we are serious about having the courts exercise greater respect for the separation of powers, then we have to embrace that philosophy even when it's politically inconvenient.
Forget the Wisconsin recall. We are into the last two weeks of June with a calendar loaded with answers to questions that will determine the course of the rest of this year, economically and politically.
Reams of paper emanate from the HHS about how to "accommodate" religious groups that are upset by their recent mandate. Yet for all the fallen trees, HHS ignores a neuralgic point: the government has overstepped its boundaries when it defines what constitutes religious ministry.
Time was, not long ago, when the right wing railed against the overreach of unelected judges with lifetime appointments who tried to usurp the power of Congress and impose their own vision of society. That was before the Roberts Court.
The health insurance mandate was a compromise that effectively guaranteed the health insurance market in America for years to come by making that market more efficient and guaranteeing it paying customers into the future. Why, then, is the right attacking it?
Obamacare has won. Resistance is futile. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the constitutionality of Obama's health care law in 2012, the rabid foes of Obamacare might as well pack up their tents and go home. Here's why.