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The Dangers of Big Ideas and Small Tent Politics for House Democrats Opinions
The Dangers of Big Ideas and Small Tent Politics for House Democrats
2019-03-06 00:31:25
by Anne Kim

Emboldened by their conviction that the national zeitgeist is on their side, the progressive left is taking a harder line against House Democrats reluctant to embrace their agenda. Groups like the Justice Democrats, for instance, have signaled their intent to primary moderate... Read More

Police Suicide Is the Toll of Unaddressed Post-Traumatic Stress Opinions
Police Suicide Is the Toll of Unaddressed Post-Traumatic Stress
2019-02-15 00:30:05
by Mary Sanchez

The black silhouettes posted to BlueHelp.org are immediately recognizable as police officers. Nameless and faceless, each outline represents an officer who took his or her own life. Three police suicides are listed for February 11, the day that the Kansas... Read More

Congress: Listen to Young People on Gun Violence Opinions
Congress: Listen to Young People on Gun Violence
2019-02-08 19:46:25
by Mary Sanchez

President Donald Trump neglected to mention gun violence in his State of the Union address. The following day, the congressional stalemate over what to do about the killing and mayhem played out at a House Judicial Committee hearing on gun... Read More

The Humanity of Walter Jones Opinions
The Humanity of Walter Jones
2019-02-08 17:46:50
by Sean O'Brien

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost nothing. I’ve always admired his independence, and his self-fulfilling declaration that he didn’t come to Washington to be a Chairman.... Read More

Trump Has Built His Wall Already Opinions
Trump Has Built His Wall Already
2019-02-01 20:40:05
by Mary Sanchez

There are a lot of ways to build a wall, as Donald Trump can attest. Although it's quite possible that even the president doesn't fully grasp what a cadre of lawyers, policy makers and advisers are accomplishing on his behalf.... Read More

Rebuilding American Infrastructure – and the Middle Class Opinions
Rebuilding American Infrastructure – and the Middle Class

Commentary by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle and Rep. Marc Veasey. In America, our infrastructure is crumbling. We have 130,000 bridges deemed structurally deficient. Amtrak trains operate well below their maximum speed because of outdated tracks. Read More

After Middle East Defeats, Neocon Retreads Look to Venezuela for an Easy Win Opinions
After Middle East Defeats, Neocon Retreads Look to Venezuela for an Easy Win
2019-01-29 14:10:22
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- Breaking with his predecessors, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown a consistent distaste for Middle Eastern wars. Complex, messy, tribal -- it really makes a neocon long for the good old days of Latin... Read More

Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown Opinions
Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown
2019-01-24 20:41:47
by Melody A. Kramer

For years I have made a pilgrimage to Colorado to attend a paradigm-smashing event called “48 Hours of Adrenaline.” This event features self-defense training involving the powerful forces of fight-or-flight, the body’s... Read More

How to Nurture a Mission-Driven Culture for a Growing Millennial Workforce Opinions
How to Nurture a Mission-Driven Culture for a Growing Millennial Workforce
2019-01-17 23:03:37
by Victoria Macdonald

With Millennials emerging as the largest demographic in the American workforce, companies are struggling to understand how to engage a rising tide of young employees who are looking beyond a paycheck to a sense... Read More

Obscenity's Not Just a Set of Words Opinions
Obscenity's Not Just a Set of Words
2019-01-09 16:23:39
by Leonard Pitts

As a general rule, I don't curse a lot. I've found that I can usually express myself effectively enough without it. And it's always seemed to me that foul language, used ubiquitously, loses its primary value, i.e., its ability ... Read More

America's New Year's Resolution Opinions
America's New Year's Resolution
2019-01-02 16:16:56
by Robert B. Reich

After Donald Trump's first bizarre year as president, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that in his second year he'd be more restrained and more respectful of democratic institutions. Wrong. He's been worse. Read More

Israel’s Upcoming Elections Opinions
Israel’s Upcoming Elections
2019-01-02 03:34:14
by Dan Cohen

Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new parliamentary government (The Knesset) and a Prime Minister on April 9. Unlike the US, it is not a binary choice between Democrat and Republican. Read More

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