The anniversary of Pearl Harbor must not be used to suggest that 2011 America faces a religious "enemy within." Instead, the anniversary serves as a powerful rationale for an informed, precise and moral approach to combating homegrown terrorism, not hyped-up discrimination.
Protecting the great outdoors is good for our economy, helps create jobs, and ensures that the scenic landscapes that millions of people enjoy in California each year will be here for generations to come.
We might not be able to match the incentives offered by our trading partners dollar-for-dollar, but we can make the choice competitive enough that we can leverage the inherent advantages that our country still offers.
How many electronic devices do you have in your home? How many televisions, computers, iPods, video games, and telephones do you use on a daily basis? Today I am reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act.
Now more than never, it is imperative to remind each other, and our elected officials, that until we all have equal rights -- be it the right to marry or earn equal wages -- liberty and justice has not yet been granted.
The House Interior Appropriations Bill undermines clean water protections, undermines standards on toxic coal ash disposal, pushes aside Clean Air Act permitting processes for drilling off of Alaska's coast, and blocks the listing of endangered species.
We need to aggressively pursue clean energy while we still have control of the game, before it is too late and our climate has changed forever, we are running out of oil, and we are running out of time. Silicon Valley is ready to lead.
Since 9/11, the U.S.-Pakistan relationship has always been a prickly one, but the level of current distrust has risen to an all-time high. If we want to prevent extremism, the fix will not be found in more drone strikes.
As we continue to debate Libya's legality and draw down from Afghanistan, we should not so easily forget rationality. On Afghanistan, there is no longer a case for a continued and costly war. On Libya, the case has yet to be made in Congress.
Today, many for-profit colleges have picked up where the subprime lenders left off. They are using the same promise of the American dream as bait to trap vulnerable students into underperforming schools and saddling them with a lifetime of debt.
We need vital institutions in this country that have no political agenda and no partisan bias. USIP convenes the left and the right, the civilian and the military, the national and the international players.
We need an open budget process that keeps the interests of the broad majority of Americans front and center.The Congressional Progressive Caucus' budget proposal is the only plan in Washington that truly reflects the will of the people.