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  • US Senator Bernie Sanders
    Progressives, unappeased, protest 'Fast Track' for Pacific Trade Agreement
    So, after months of sounding the alarm, the legislation giving Fast Track authority to President Obama to conclude the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has come out lightening fast with bipartisan support from both Senate and House...
  • Map the Meal Gap 2015 released
    Learn about hunger in your congressional district
    A new, interactive map by Feeding America lets you find out the rate of hunger in your state, county and congressional district. The Map the Meal Gap 2015 lets you see where hunger resides in America.Using this tool, you can even find out the...
  • Cooperation and goodwill alive in the U.S. Congress?
    Cooperation and goodwill alive in the U.S. Congress?
    One senator stated, "There's just a huge pent-up demand to actually get something done, on both sides." Can it be that the hopes and prayers of the people are being answered and fulfilled though a new fresh breathe of a cooperative...
  • Food for Peace needs funding
    Congress must hear the cries of hunger from abroad
    As Congress debates the foreign aid budget, they should hear the cries of hunger from abroad. They should also listen to the echoes of history.In fact, one of these came at a recent Congressional hearing on the foreign aid budget, which included...
  • Get Congress in order before it blows the deal with Iran
    Get Congress in order before it blows deal with Iran
    If the United States of America, at this time, had a Congress whether Republican led or Democrat led that operated not out of ill-conceived notions or tendencies, nor prejudices, greed, ambition, personal idiosyncrasies---then maybe we could take...
  • Mitch McConnell
    GOP-led Senate is bigoted: Loretta Lynch instance
    Loretta Lynch’s nomination being held hostage by the GOP-led Senate isn’t just “embarrassing” as President Obama describes it. The action is filled with back room deep-seeded resentment about an African American President...
  • Hearing on illegal immigrant detentions
    What immigration reform is all about
    In the beginning, immigration reform and the battle waged by Republicans is about these things:The cost to settle the legacy immigrant problem: Congress and past presidents allowed 12 million + immigrants to enter the country illegally and to stay...
  • Radical right
    Republican radical veterinarian, Ted Yoho on the loose
    Out of the barn, Veterinarian Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) represents a conservative constituency from his home state that is located in the Panhandle where it is rural and historically Democrat. Therefore, Dr. Yoho’s emergence here is sort of out of...
  • Democrats are declaring early victory
    Democrats are declaring early victory
    Is that right? An email from the Democrat Party reports several facts that point toward good news in Election 2016 if conditions stay on track. Let’s discuss.Voters don’t like the new congress. They don’t like Speaker Boehner,...
  • Senators
    To war again?
    So the administration and P5+1 have negotiated a framework for an agreement to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Benjamin Netanyahu…naturally…hates it. But most of the rest of the world is ecstatic that, finally, three months...
  • Unhappy with Congressional oversight
    Like it or not, Congress needs to review the Iran deal
    Obama doesn't want Congressional review. A free-range Obama in matters of foreign policy is too much to accept for a wary Congress. In something as sensitive as a nuclear deal with Iran, Congress must be included and should have been on board...
  •  Iran-U.S. nuclear deal must be kept real but not partisan
    Iran-U.S. nuclear deal must be kept real but not partisan
    Getting to the heart of the matter regarding the pending Iranian nuclear deal----what should we expect and/or what should we want as the United States of America, leader of the free world. To begin with, no deceptive thoughts and actions, both...
  • OptOutAZ.org
    Many Arizona parents opting out their children from AZMerit Common Core testing
    Despite the Arizona legislature failing to pass legislation to replace Common Core during the recently concluded session, parents may choose to opt-out their children from the upcoming AZMerit testing. The parental opt-out bill, HB 2246, was also...
  • Barack Obama needs to intervene
    ‘VA is perpetually a step behind rising demand’
    Congress is the culprit in healthcare performance deficiencies. The Veterans Administration has a planning, staffing and operations management problem. The nation has a moral deficiency in failing to swiftly address veterans’ needs for...
  • Senator Tim Kaine
    President Obama needs to work with Congress on Iran
    Make the system work and stop the infighting. Throughout the Obama administration it has been patently clear that Americans appreciate some of his good intentions, and yet the are not supportive of too much of his risky experimentation, especially...
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