During the 2020 campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised to undo President Donald Trump's border security policies. He pledged to halt all deportations for 100 days and allow asylum seekers who enter the United States illegally to stay in this country while their cases are considered, rather t…
A minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is an insult to hard-working Americans trying to support families. That base figure should have been raised years ago, but a successive cadre of self-serving politicians saw to it that working-class folks were kept in their "rightful place," as they did the bidding of greedy corporate CEOs.
"What any religious tradition ascribes as God's will is no concern of this Congress." New York Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, said this on the House floor during debate over the euphemistically named Equality Act.
For the second straight session, Iowa Republicans looked at a free and fair election in which there was a record turnout and apparently went, "We better fix that!"
It's one of the most basic questions of the U.S. Capitol riot investigation: What was the rioters' plan? What did they think was going to happen when they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, as Congress certified the results of the Electoral College?
In a career about-face, President Joe Biden vowed in the 2020 campaign to end the federal death penalty, as well as provide incentives for capital punishment states to abolish their death-penalty statutes.
Legally, Donald Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate. But politically, he has been found guilty by the American public. And the clash between those two judgments is creating a jagged split right down the middle of the Republican Party.
President Biden made an early pandemic show by promising that a majority of American schools would reopen in his first 100 days in office. But (last week) we learned that this depends on the meaning of the word “reopen.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote to create an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. There's no doubt there needs to be an extensive investigation of the events surrounding the riot. But what is striking is that, even as Pelosi calls for an in…
A U.S. economic miracle lasting 20 years is the only way to heal us and benefit all Americans and unite a society that is dangerously fractured along political and socio-economic lines. Japan, Germany, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, et al. pulled off at one time or another an impressive eco…
For the second time in the course of his tumultuous presidency, Donald Trump is involved in an impeachment trial, this time for inciting a deadly riot in the Capitol.
At a press conference this week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki moved the goal posts once again—claiming that the Biden Administration’s aim is to have more than 50 percent of schools offer “some teaching” in person “at least one day a week” by the 100th day of Joe Biden’s presidency.…
Politicians and their Friday evening news dumps. A classic tactic: announce your potentially unpopular news, but do it as reporters and your communications staffers are leaving for the weekend.
On Jan. 21, President Joe Biden's first full day in office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki began her briefing with this: "When the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room." Now, the administr…
"(W)e will never again sow division. Scripture tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree and no one shall make them afraid." That's from Amanda Gorman's poem, "The Hill We Climb," which she read at the recent inauguration.
Shortly after President Biden took office, he proposed an immigration plan that would offer an eight-year path to full citizenship for 11 million immigrants who currently reside in the United States without legal status.
House Democratic impeachment managers have delivered to the Senate a single, hastily passed article of impeachment against former President Trump. A trial is set to begin on Feb. 9. It will be an event without precedent — the first time in U.S. history that a former president will be tried i…
Forty-five words that were first written with a quill pen 230 years ago form what may be the most consequential sentence in United States history.
President Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the Senate. An ambitious agenda lies ahead for the new Democratic administration. And yet there are signs that some Democrats' obsession with Donald Trump — the…
It's clear Operation Warp Speed thought the finish line was merely getting a couple of vaccines through the regulatory hurdles at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Wednesday, Jan. 6 was a tragic day in our nation’s history. The very institution that millions of people from across the world revere, visit, and look to for democratic decision-making was pillaged by an angry mob incited by false hope.
There were a lot of calls for unity in the wake of January 6, 2021. On the U.S. House floor Wednesday, as Republican representatives spoke in opposition of impeachment, they dismissed President Donald Trump's impeachment as a partisan, divisive act.
On the morning of Jan. 5, a best-selling Christian author posted a picture of the Egyptian Coptic martyrs who were beheaded on a beach in Libya in 2015. Above the photo, the author asked: "What price are you willing to pay for what you believe in?"
From the start of President Donald Trump's administration, it was clear that he didn't and wouldn't accept the Constitutional rules that have long governed our nation.
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