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Economy Strengthened Too Slowly in 2013 to Help Many Middle- and Low-Income People

Today’s Census data provide fresh evidence that the economy strengthened in 2013, but too slowly to improve the living standards of many middle- and low-income Americans. Median household income did not rise significantly and remained...Show More Summary

The EU Provoked Putin, Not NATO

Russia and Ukraine are on the verge of war. According to NATO, more than 1,000 armed Russian soldiers are currently within Ukraine's territory. And as the stakes of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict keep increasing, so does the intensity...Show More Summary

Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

This article originally appeared at We live in a time fraught with bad news. From the toll of violence and poverty to the escalating march of climate change, every week brings temptations to despair. Hope may actually be more beleaguered in the wake of a president who won the office in part by branding himself with it. Show More Summary

The 'When You Talk, They Can Hear You' Conundrum

Last week, we heard about Tom Ready, the Republican candidate in Colorado, who claimed that the Newtown massacre of 20 children and six adults was a government hoax to advance gun control. He later blamed his words on someone else, that he was just linking to them. Show More Summary

The Sisters Are Back in Town

Look out Washington, D.C. the Koch Sisters are back in town! We are so excited to be back in our nation's capital and continuing in our fight to stand up for working families across the country. Our pocketbooks may not be stuffed with billions of dollars, but we're determined to make our voices heard. Show More Summary

Profiles in Leadership: Idaho State Representative Holli Woodings

In our nation, we are in dire need of more women leading in politics. The need for more women to run for office and be elected is increasingly being recognized by various entities. Yet, so little acknowledgement is given to those women who are already leading in various communities around the nation. Show More Summary

Peabody Coal 'Campaign' Hopefully Won't Fool Congress

This August a select number of Congressional offices working on international issues received an email from Advanced Energy for Life, a new PR entity extolling energy from coal. The main message of the email was that without coal, "basic...Show More Summary

Obama Has No ISIS Strategy

Obama said a week ago he did not have a strategy to combat ISIS, and that now he does. He was right the first time. Oh, History The United States ignored ISIS for months. Then out of nowhere a complex situation morphed into a struggle to save the Yazidis from so-called genocide, requiring special forces and air strikes. Show More Summary

Barbs and Darts But No Bombs or Bullets Will Mark Congressional 'Debate' Over Paramilitary Violence in Colombia

The upcoming parliamentary "debate" between two leading political figures in polarized Colombia promises to be as riveting, intense and nasty as riveting, intense and nasty can get. Firebrand leftist Senador Ivan Cepeda, after tortuous...Show More Summary

What's wrong with fast food workers earning a living wage?

Last week, fast food employees across the nation took to the streets to protest low wages. As one of the largest fast food chains in the world, McDonald's is often the target of these protests. Given that the average McDonald's employee...Show More Summary

We Made It to the White House and Capitol Hill

We are in the White House. The others get blue badges. I get a red one. They are Americans. I'm Swedish. They go in. I have to wait for an escort, standard procedure where someone has to walk me up to see President Obama's staff. It's...Show More Summary

Anti-Semitism: Know It. Name It. Shame It.

There is talk of a "new anti-Semitism" sweeping the globe, but all I see is the same irrational hatred aimed at the same perplexed victims, who are once again left wondering what has energized such bile. Whenever it appears, anti-Semitism has an ancient hatred at its core, and yet as the centuries roll by, it is rarely the same thing twice. Show More Summary

Obama Declares Perpetual War

President Barack Obama escalated the drone war he has conducted for the past five and a half years by declaring his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, or ISIL. Since August 8, Obama has mounted at least 154 airstrikes in Iraq. Show More Summary

The Midterm Election in Aurora, Colorado Where My Son Was Shot Must Address Gun Control

For those who know me or have heard me speak, you know I measure time in Fridays. This Friday will mark the 112th Friday since my son Alex Sullivan was murdered on his 27th birthday in the mass shooting at the Aurora movie theater along...Show More Summary

A New AUMF: What Is the Obama Administration Afraid of?

Cobbling together a "coalition of willing partners" against the Islamic State, as Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby framed it for reporters during a press briefing, is hard enough for the Obama administration. Secretary of...Show More Summary

The Political Consequences of Immigration Reform: Immigration Reform Bill

The political debacle of the current immigration debate has left the United States of America divided along racial, ethnic and political lines, never seen before in our great country. Not only has the debate gone beyond the boundaries...Show More Summary

A Step Too Short: Obama's New Carbon Pollution Rules Must Be Strengthened

Earlier this summer, in a crucial albeit insufficient step to mitigate climate disruption, President Obama proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. The administration predicts that it would result in a 30 percent reduction of carbon pollution from power plants below 2005 levels, by 2030. Show More Summary

Power Drain

Mysteries of the 21st Century in a Helter-Skelter World Cross-posted with It’s possible I’ve lived most of my life on the wrong planet -- and if that sounds like the first sentence of a sci-fi novel maybe, in its own way, it is. Show More Summary

An Unbearable and Choking Hell: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11

Ironically, just a short week after the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we find ourselves commemorating the 227th anniversary of the ratification of our Constitution. Yet while there is much to mourn about the loss of our freedoms...Show More Summary

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