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Rep Michael Honda

Republicans' Voter ID Assault on Thomas Jefferson: Why Constitution Day Matters

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As we celebrate this Constitution Day, we must be educating our citizens instead of road-blocking citizenship rights for which thousands have fought and died.

America's Next Move in Afghanistan Must Be a Non-Military One

Michael Shank | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

The best way America can establish the infrastructure for long-term security and stability in Afghanistan is less through military means and more through improvements to quality of life and basic services.

The Club for Growth and the Demise of Our Democracy: A Look Beyond Lugar's Loss

Michael Shank | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

Republican Sen. Richard Lugar joins the ranks this month of his ousted moderate colleagues and predecessors. Frankly, it is a little depressing. Wait, more than a little. A lot.

House Punt on Payroll Deal Highlights Need for Radical Reform

Michael Shank | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

America's tendency is to pursue policies that react primarily to violence, not aim to prevent it. As a result, not only is America less economically prosperous, it is less peaceful. The way forward, then, is to learn from what the index is telling us.

The Only Real Democratic Budget: Why Progressives Have the Answer to What the American Public Wants

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Budgets are more than collections of numbers. They are a statement of our values. We need a budget that eliminates the deficit, stabilizes the debt, puts Americans back to work, and restores our economic competitiveness.

Wanted: Modern-Day Sargent Shrivers

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

America lost one of its shining lights this week. Sargent Shriver, an unfaltering beacon for peace and an indefatigable bastion against poverty, was a tireless bearer of burdens of those less fortunate.