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Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Fair Housing Policy That Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and finding or remaining in safe, affordable housing is critical to surviving that trauma. Discriminatory housing policies often stand in the way of overcoming abusive relationships and finding a safe, healthy place to live. Show More Summary

How Boehner Bungled His Bibi Bid

Speaker of the House John Boehner's invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hurts his own party, the policy process and Israel. There are some in the Republican Party who truly care about preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb. There are some with helpful suggestions for how to improve our strategy. Show More Summary

Strong Fourth Quarter Obama Highlights Weak Democratic Future

Design by Joseph Dahlstrom It was Morning in America for President Obama last night. Social media and headlines captured that mood. "Obama Is Finally Having the Reagan Moment He Dreamed About for Years," screamed a New Republic headline to its SOTU story. Show More Summary

Will Justice Roberts Join the Marriage-Equality Majority for All the Wrong Reasons?

Predicting the Supreme Court's decisions is like reading tea leaves. Still, we never tire of either, even if only for the sake of enjoyment. So in that spirit I offer a potential outcome on marriage equality when the Supreme Court takes...Show More Summary

Why Obama-Netanyahu Fracas Is About Politics in Israel, Not Iran

JERUSALEM -- Most people think that the recent fracas between Jerusalem and Washington is about Iran. They are wrong. Israel has what it takes to turn much of Iran into a radioactive desert. Should Israel and Iran engage in a nuclear...Show More Summary

Opening Shots Fired in the War Over Guantanamo

Remember the post I had up last week, in which I pontificate that the attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of 17 innocent people had the potential to impact the national security policymaking process here in the United States? Or, to put it more clearly, that the assault in Paris would provide national security hawks in the U.S. Show More Summary

9 Donald Trump GIFs for you, Mr. Speaker

Speaker Boehner recently questioned President Barack Obama's plan to provide free community college for America's students. Instead of asking how our nation can afford this, we should be asking how our students can afford not to pursue higher education. Show More Summary

Dear Senators: A Note to Five Who Lost

As you now know, with all due respect to T.S. Eliot, January, not April, can be the cruelest month if you've just lost your seat in the Congress. Election night was bad enough. You gave your concession speech before sobbing family and friends. Show More Summary

Inside the ECMC-Corinthian Deal: Will Students Be Protected?

The U.S. Department of Education's ill-advised effort to broker the sale of 56 campuses of the discredited Corinthian for-profit college chain to ECMC, a student debt collection operation, has hit some snags. The transfer of campuses...Show More Summary

"Eco-Warrior" Vandana Shiva, at $40,000 a Speech, Rejoins Hawaii Anti-GMO Crusade, But Truth Is the Victim

She's baaack, and it's not good news for science literacy, farmers and food-minded Hawaiians. I'm referring to Vandana Shiva, the Indian anti-GMO crusader who kicked off a five-day blitz through Hawaii with a talk-and-music fest at the...Show More Summary

'I'll Be Sober in the Morning': Remembering Winston Churchill's Wit on the 50th Anniversary of his Death

January 24th is the 50th anniversary of the death of British prime minister and statesman Winston Churchill, who had the most ferocious wit of any politician in history. To wit: Churchill had been drinking heavily at a party when he bumped into a political rival, Bessie Braddock. Show More Summary

The Millennial State of the Union Must Not Be Overlooked, and Here's Why

They were young and in love in America, and it doesn't get much better than that. -- President Barack Obama, January 20, 2015 If you've ever been young and in love in America, you know that's true. As President Obama told the story of...Show More Summary

State of the Union and Inequality: What Are You Going to Do Now?

This week, there was a lot of commentary about the State of the Union, the title of the president's annual January speech before a joint session of Congress. I thought it was one of Obama's best addresses recently because he focusedShow More Summary

Black, Unarmed, Shot by Police: An Old Story

My Uncle Norman once told me a story. Uncle Norman was born in 1909, and the story involves events from his adolescence, probably the early 1920s. The details may be a little imprecise, but the effect of this story on my Uncle Norman - like the effect he delivered to me - was chilling. Show More Summary

Alternate Universe

In the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address, freshman Senator Jodi Ernst of Iowa pledged that her party would steer the country in a better direction. Just where would the Republican itinerary lead us? Since...Show More Summary

American Sniper Dials in on the Reality of War

Now almost a week removed from its release date, American Sniper has sparked controversy that has all but surpassed its record-breaking box office earnings. American Sniper marks the biggest January weekend ever -- and the second highest R-rated debut behind The Matrix Reloaded at $91.7 million. Show More Summary

The State of Transportation Infrastructure: Breaking the Stalemate on Progress

In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama again delivered a message to Americans that we can't sit still as the arteries of our economy - our transportation system - fall into a state of severe disrepair. While short...Show More Summary

South Carolina Introduces Overdose Prevention Act

South Carolina has joined the growing ranks of states to recently introduce overdose prevention legislation. H 3083 South Carolina Overdose Prevention Act seeks to provide immunity from civil and criminal liability to certain professionals...Show More Summary

A President Against Himself

On the international front, President Barack Obama seems to pride himself on being a man of peace, not war. In his latest State of the Union speech, he proudly announced that the U.S. had ended its combat mission in Afghanistan. Before...Show More Summary

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