An AP poll shows that a quarter of voters who voted for the Democratic Party in 2008 are voting for the Republican candidate in the midterms and half of them may simply stay at home.
The irony of the DADT policy is that all the relevant parties are on the same page: 78 percent of Americans think DADT should be repealed, top military leaders have called for a repeal, and we have a president who is committed to repeal. But a few obstructionist Republicans have gotten far more air time than they deserve because our broken political system has allowed them to stand in the way of justice.
When Obama announced his plan to ask Congress to approve his $50 billion allocation to improve our roads and railways through the Infrastructure Bank, and Andrew Cuomo announced his plans for a State Infrastructure Bank, I was elated. Now the question is: will Congress and the state have the common sense to fund it?
Insider trading laws that typically apply to corporations do not apply to members and their aides who are free to trade information and purchase stock based on non-public information.
A study by the Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University produce some interesting results: while there is great dissatisfaction with Washington, Americans still want the government to increase spending and involvement in some policy areas.
USA Today had a troubling piece this week reporting that the outcome of the 2010 midterms could lead to the biggest reduction of female representation in Congress in over three decades.
For many of us who were moved by President Obama’s historic campaign, we are fired up and ready to go – but the question is, where are we headed? Can we now summon the political courage to confront the challenges facing our country?