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GOP Senator: D.C. Statehood Is A 'Distraction'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy, Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 20 minutes after it began, the first hearing in more than 20 years on D.C. statehood became contentious. The Senate Homelan...

JPMorgan Board's Abject Failure of Oversight

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In a classic example of crony board behavior, in spite of the grossly embarrassing Senate hearings highlighting massive fissures in JP Morgan's trading oversight and management, the Board of Directors said on Friday they would continue to support Mr. Jamie Dimon as BOTH the bank's Chairman and Chief Executive.

Drones vs. Torture -- Traitors vs. Captives

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Republicans are once again attempting to embarrass the president, this time by reporting that he fought President Bush on "enhanced interrogation" and now he's advocating "murder by drone."

Don't Let Your Children Watch the Bullying on C-Span

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I suspect that a political party that seeks to suppress voting under the guise of non-existent voter fraud has no difficulty in presuming the existence of a lie to cover a true purpose.

John Kerry Tears Up

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry teared up while giving his farewell speech to the Senate. Kerry paused to take a sip of water and rec...

If I Were King

Jonathan Richards | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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It's Time for Common Sense School Discipline

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Rather than giving all of our kids an opportunity to succeed, expelling and criminalizing young people pulls the rug out from underneath them at childhood, steering them away from college or career, and redirecting them on the path of dropping out and prison.

Lynne Peeples

Reversing The Burden Of Proof: Senate Addresses Toxic Flame Retardants In Kids' Environment

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

The numbers can overwhelm any parent, or parent-to-be. Ninety-nine percent of pregnant American woman carry multiple manmade chemicals in their bo...

Arun Majumdar Should Be Confirmed as Undersecretary of Energy

James M. Gentile | Posted 04.24.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

The Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the nomination on December 15. More than two months later, Dr. Majumdar's confirmation has gone no further.

Joy Resmovits

Civil Rights Coalition But Not Teachers' Unions Harp On Harkin's Education Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

As Senators of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee debated federal education policy at an abbreviated hearing Wednesday morning, two co...

Bianca Bosker

Officials Push For Action In 'Online Privacy War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Top senators and members of the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday criticized the current state of Internet privacy regulations and pushed for legi...

Is It Possible to be Unfair to Wall Street Bankers?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Although top executives may have been guilty of wrongdoing, there are more than 30,000 innocent employees of Goldman Sachs who could be harmed by this relentless bipartisan pile-on.

See You in the Funny Papers

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Krassner

The economic crisis has made its way into the nation's syndicated comic strips. A few have included references to companies going bankrupt.