It is time for the real heirs to Samuel Adams, and John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, to come Washington and answer the pretenders who do things in the name of the Founding Fathers that violate the ideals of the Founding Fathers.
Exactly four years ago, hardworking folks across the country finally got a pay raise ten years in the making. One of the first laws I helped pass, just a couple of months after joining the Senate, was the Fair Minimum Wage Act. And it became law four years ago today.
Instead of marginalizing women, Congress must get to work on policies that can foster job creation and fuel economic growth. It's time to focus on solutions, not just for the fortunate few, but for every American.
In concert with the president's address, the "Be Your Best Buddy" seating arrangement for the State of the Union address swept away any doubt that American politics has become a single-party system devoted to militarism and corporate interests.
Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.
At a time when we strive to honor generations of service, the Debt Commissions comes out with draconian cuts that will have drastic consequences for veterans and military families. They must be stopped.
Could Senate Republicans deliver a harsher slap in the face to working families than heading out for a holiday recess after repeatedly blocking unemployment aid for hard-working people who've had their jobs taken away?
Since the Family and Medical Leave Act was first passed the concept of families changed but the flexibility to apply FMLA to shifting conditions did not. This week, the Administration took a major step in recognizing the need for such flexibility.
The president's failure to deliver on two key issues: labor law reform and taxing Cadillac health plans, have enraged union members who see cumbersome rules as an impediment to organizing new workplaces.