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Horse Sense, Not Slaughter

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Horses helped settle the country, and we owe them more than to turn them into chopped patties.

How to Help a Horse

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

This is why ending horse slaughter has been one of our strongest recent campaigns. While the practice is effectively banned in the United States, there's still more we can do to permanently ensure no horses are slaughtered here, or sent overseas for slaughter.

Time to Retire Horse Slaughter for Good

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Some foreign companies look at beloved American horses and see only two things: profit and food. They want to turn these majestic animals into frozen meat products for Europe and Asia, with no concerns about the unconscionable cost on life, health, the environment, or the integrity of our culture.

'Bipartisan' Task Force Wrong on Deportations

Cesar Vargas | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

If President Obama were to halt deportations, it could serve as a model for Congress, and would put pressure on Congress to create a solution that would then displace the President's discretion.

Part-Time New Yorkers Can Now Apply For Handgun Licenses

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York

Part-time New York residents are now eligible for handgun licenses, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday. The case was brought by Alfred Osterw...

House's 'SAFE' Act Threatens Support for Immigration Reform

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

True immigration reform cannot be achieved if creating this road comes at the cost of giving up or undermining our most cherished civil rights.

Torching Their Future: House Republicans Try to Kill Immigration Reform

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

As we head into the 2014 midterm elections, mainstream Republicans must decide if they are willing to gamble control of the House of Representatives and a chance at wining a Senate majority in order to please far right extremists.

Immigration Reform Is Alive and Well

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.16.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Latino elected officials are leading the charge in calling for the House of Representatives to come together to pass commonsense immigration reform that will boost our economy, establish a 21st-century immigration system, and allow undocumented immigrants to earn their citizenship by continuing the contributions they make to our country.

March on Washington: The Fierce Urgency of Now for Immigration Reform

John McCullough | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
John McCullough

This is not the America that Dr. King dreamed of 50 years ago. We in the faith community will not stand to have compassion criminalized.

Firearms Maker Blames State's Gun Control Law For Big Move

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A firearms manufacturer in New York, partially blaming the state's new gun control law, said Wednesday it's moving its corporate...

SAFE Act an Expensive Boondoggle

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

Throwing more money and delegating more powers to an immigration enforcement bureaucracy will be largely ineffective at halting unauthorized immigration, waste scarce taxpayer dollars, and harm American workers and businesses.

Deportations, Violence Against Women, and the GOP

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The Republican Party struggles to reform its image amongst Latinos, immigrants and women. Bills being proposed and pushed nearly exclusively by Republicans which are harmful to victims of domestic or sexual violence, racially discriminatory and increase deportations are not the way to proceed.

There's No Time to Waste on the Failed Policies of the SAFE Act

Paromita Shah | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Paromita Shah

As the Senate debates the immigration bill that has been legislated and lauded by both Republicans and Democrats alike, Rep. Trey Gowdy's extreme bill exposes just how out of touch he is with America.

JPMorgan Chase: Break Up the Big Banks Now. Here's How.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.20.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The JPMorgan Chase scandal -- and yes, it is a scandal -- shows us why we need to break up the big banks as quickly as possible.

Republicans Call To Privatize Social Security

The Hill | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

House Republicans on Friday introduced legislation that would allow workers to partially opt out of Social Security immediately, and fully opt out aft...

The Senate Should Debate "Too Big to Fail" On Live Television

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's always so much easier to cut deals in the backroom, isn't it? That way politicians don't have to be held accountable for their actions. The bank lobby is clearly frightened of the democratic process... and it should be.

At Last! Simple New Test Shows if Your Politician's Telling the Truth About "Too Big to Fail"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here's the greatest benefit this new test offers to voters. It lets us say to politicians, once and for all, on one of the most crucial issues of our day, those words every citizen longs to say to a long-winded public servant: Put up or shut up.