Conservative republicans may feel more sympathetic towards Netanyahu's leadership style, but it would be foolish to lose liberal Americans by playing up partisan differences by publicly undercutting Obama's call for direct negotiations with Abbas.
Take a moment to look beyond the cuts and instead focus on the numerous policy changes proposed in the continuing resolution, and it quickly becomes clear that this is not fiscal prudence at work but ideology.
Not that long ago, it seemed Americans had decided, for economic, national security, and environmental reasons, we were going to be enthusiastic participants in the green revolution. But the pendulum has clearly swung in the other direction.
The EPA has been under concerted attack by members of the new Congress. Makes me wonder: are EPA's new, weakened rules on hazardous air pollutants intended as a peace offering -- or white flag -- to their opponents?
The global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to hit women in poor communities especially hard. If Congress goes through with massive cuts to foreign aid that are under consideration, the effect will be devastating.
Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce heard three "experts" on abortion policy testify on the "Protect Life Act," one of several bills aimed at reducing access to legal abortion services.