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  • Speaker of the House
    Immigration reform made simple, even for Republicans
    Mean spirit is bad governance.Republicans wanted control of Congress and now that they have it they are fumbling all over themselves to get anything accomplished. They have met the enemy and it is themselves for all to see. They are divided on...
  • Arctic wilderness
    Obama protects Arctic from fossil fuels, activists to show support
    On January 26, President Obama announced a plan to protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “This is a huge step toward protecting our public areas from fossil fuel development and leaving a safer, healthier environment for...
  • Marco Rubo
    Democratic congressman calls to put GOP. Sen. Marco Rubio under NSA surveillance
    One of the more controversial issues during the Obama administration has been the National Security Agency (NSA) and its handling of domestic spying. While many Republicans have been in an agreement with the president, other members of Congress...
  • Obama
    New Jersey's representatives respond to State of the Union
    Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama came before the country and Congress to present his State of the Union speech. There were claps from members of his party and dead stares from members of the Republican Party. It is almost expected as part of...
  • Online petition urges Congress to pull plug on UN funding
    Online petition urges Congress to pull plug on UN funding
    With more fiscal conservatives in Congress, critics of the United Nations are sharpening their knives and circulating an online petition to pull the U.S. out of the world body.Thomas A. Schatz, presidentof the Council for Citizens Against...
  • Ted Cruz
    Is this what America voted for: Red-faced Congress
    It is going to take more than a small group of Republican women to straighten out this Congress. Actually, it is too late. American voters too another risky gamble by installing a “red” Congress and now they are getting a two-prong...
  • Pelosi
    Pelosi: Boehner lacks 'sensitivity,' falsely accuses of claiming ‘I rule'
    Possibly giving the hint that Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner aren't what one would exactly describe as drinking buddies after duty hours, the San Francisco Democrat launched into a tirade slamming the Ohio Republican for not only being out of...
  • Better Angels
    Strive To Be Better Angels
    Too much is made, on a daily basis, about the divisions that are prevalent in the country and the world, but there does not seem to be a resolution offered to remedy the situation. Watching the news leaves you with a feeling of hopelessness rather...
  • Abortion rights
    Why can't Republicans stop molesting women's rights?
    Republicans are repeat offenders when it comes to invading the privacy of women and intruding upon their civil rights that are unique to them, that is child bearing. Maybe a registry should be created logging their names as repeat offenders. Maybe...
  • 2015 State of the Union Address
    'Set our sights higher than a single pipeline'
    Those were President Obama’s words from the January 20 State of the Union Address. He challenged America to fight for good jobs and a bright future for our children.The President said: “Over the past six years, we’ve done more...
  • Obama unveiled an ambituous agenda focused on economic inequality
    Obama defiant in least viewed State of the Union Address in recent history
    The state of the State of the Union Address is not good; President Obama delivered the address to the smallest audience of viewers in recent history. Only 31.7 million Americans viewed the address on television; the State of the Union has become...
  • Lamar Smith says Obama is out of touch with Americans
    Texas Congressman says Obama is out of excuses, out of touch after six years
    San Antonio Congressman Lamar Smith, representing the 21 District in Texas, issued a statement Wednesday evening saying Barack Obama “is out of excuses, out of touch” in response to the president’s State of the Union Address last...
  • President Obama glaringly omits immigration in the State of the Union
    What was missing from 2015 State of the Union?
    There is a lot of talk about the State of the Union Address and the Republican response for 2015. What is not in the discussions is what was not in the speech by President Obama. Immigration.The State of the Union is one of the most carefully...
  • State of the Union
    Our energy independence is through Keystone
    Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on energy to drive our economy - farm the land; enable our manufacturing plants to power the assembly lines that out-produce every other nation on earth; move commerce across the globe; allow...
  • Congress finally takes on net neutrality as decision time nears
    Congress finally takes on net neutrality as decision time nears
    An important debate opens today as both the House and Senate will hold hearings on the issue of net neutrality. The outcome of proposed legislation that will come from Congressional committees combined with a major decision expected next month by...