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An Undocumented Military Spouse: The Story of Fanny Lopez

"When Our Troops Serve, Their Families are Serving, Too." So says the slogan of Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative to bring attention to the needs of military families. But what happens if a family member...Show More Summary

New CDC Figures Show Health Coverage Gains in the First Quarter of 2014

Separate from the Census Bureau's release today of official health coverage figures for 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued preliminary data this morning showing that the ranks of the uninsured fell in the...Show More Summary

5 Ways Mitch McConnell Explains Our Bleak World

Mitch McConnell does not exactly fire the imagination. The Republican leader in the Senate is so much a cardboard cutout of a Beltway suit that his blandness inspired a popular Internet meme earlier this year. But what if McConnell's...Show More Summary

Why Texas' 27th Congressional District Is Interesting

Given the utter lack of competition in Texas, political observers in the state are forced to examine characteristics other than competition to find "interesting" races this year. The state's 27th Congressional District is in the running simply for its location in the state, its demographic makeup, and its incumbent. Republican U.S. Show More Summary

Open-Ended Lies

Today, the United States moves forward with plans to attack ISIS, alongside the help of unlikely allies. Our government does so aware of the fact that many, if not most Americans disapprove. The American population is fearful of ISIS. Show More Summary

The Rise of Robocop

Bayonets are 12-inch or longer steel knives that are attached to rifles. They are weapons of war, used exclusively to maim and kill. Congress thinks we should be giving them to neighborhood cops. I have only the deepest respect for the brave men and women who serve in our police and sheriffs departments. Show More Summary

Brawl featuring Palins just a heapin' helpin' of Alaska hospitality

Sing along, boys and girls, to the tune of the "Beverly Hillbillies" theme song: Come and listen to a story 'bout a woman named Palin. At private-sector jobs she was always a-failin', Then one day she got into the politics game, AndShow More Summary

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

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