I was at a dinner with Barack Obama through a series of flukes and didn't speak with him long. But I wanted to know what the president thought about child poverty. He reminded me that his mother used Food Stamps when he was young. This has been written about before, but hearing him say it struck me.
We need to build systems that support and reinforce these strengths so that more gay, bi, and trans men of color can succeed in a world that too often rejects them.
Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...
In the wake of Citizens United decision, and the more recent McCutcheon case, there has been lots of discussion about campaign finance reform and the ...
In order to move toward the realization of peace as a human right on the Korean peninsula as a whole, President Obama, winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, needs to acknowledge that the policy of "strategic patience" has not worked.
Even if Washington were to resolve the conflict over the Holy Land, it is unlikely that that would help reduce the power of the radicals to lessen the chances for war in the region.
Both leading U.S. cabinet offices concerned with international security are joining in a steady drumbeat of calling China to task for its aggression just as President Obama prepares to travel to Asia.
In an unusual development, Secretary of State John Kerry has been seen going door to door offering to broker peace deals for anyone who is interested.
In spring 2010, Delaware was one of two states to win the first of Race to the Top's four-year grants, making this month's anniversary an appropriate time to ask whether the multi-billion dollar project has been worth the taxpayers' money.
If Feinstein and her fellow Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee thought their war over "enhanced interrogation techniques" won, they woke up to a rude awakening on Sunday morning, when CIA veterans and defenders of the EIT program jumped at the chance to offer their own rebuttals.
"Containment" is dismissed by some today as an archaic strategy. But as it was defined by Kennan it remains a sensible and honorable way to keep rogue states from proceeding too far down a path that could lead to continued tension and eventual conflict.
How come we do business with some of the world's most authoritarian regimes with the worst human rights' records on the planet, yet we keep insisting that the Cuban embargo should be kept in place solely on moral grounds?
Public speaking normally scares me, let alone introducing the Leader of the Free World. I would say it was just a little intimidating.
The TPP is a bad deal for taxpayers, for doctors and for everyone who believes in corporate transparency. If rammed through Congress via fast-track trade authority, which doesn't allow Congress to offer any amendments, it will lead to lost jobs and lost lives.
We must rid our government of obstructionists, who are in the pocket of the 1 percent, and we must increase the numbers of true Progressives who will fight to pass an amendment to overturn McCutcheon and Citizens United decision and go to public funding of campaigns at every level of government.