Our Future Do Nothing Congress

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The Republicans could take unified control of Congress in next week’s elections, but don’t expect a whole lot to change.

John Oliver Debates Minimum Wage. Living Wage Anyone?

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The federal minimum wage has not been adjusted since 2009 and does not provide a living wage for full time work. Time to fix it?

Comets Are Coming. What Are We Doing About It?

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A comet collision with Earth with catastrophic results is inevitable. We have the technology to avoid it, but do we have the global cooperation and will?

From Ice Cream to Transforming Politics, Ben & Jerry’s Rock!

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From delicious ice cream created and marketed in a healthy, sustainable and socially responsible way, to a creative campaign to get money out of politics, Ben & Jerry’s lead the way

Bill Maher: Is ISIS a Real Threat to the US or a Fool’s Errand?

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Are we repeating a failed foreign policy and wasting immense resources (blood and treasure) better spent on challenges of Climate Change, Unemployment, Income Inequality, Education,Economic Growth…?

Do More Americans Want a More Active U.S. in World Affairs?

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With ISIS becoming a growing threat and potential global destabilizing force, should The U.S. take a leadership role, as part of a large international effort, to defeat it?

Seems No U.S. Administration Wrongdoing in Benghazi after All!

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Over two years and investigations by 8 committees found no Administration wrongdoing in Benghazi. Can Congress finally get back to work?

Two Outgoing Tea Party Congressmen Just Voted Against Suing Obama

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Why did two of the GOP’s most hysterical right wingers just contradict themselves?

Our Post-Policy House Of Representatives

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Republicans in the House seem to think that Beltway spin wars are more important than governing.

Hurray For Lawsuits!

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A recent Supreme Court ruling shows Congress should act if they think the President is breaking the law.

Support Our Troops? 285,000 Veterans Are Not Receiving Unemployment Benefits

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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has determined that the amount of unemployed veterans who lost federal benefits because Congress allowed the program supplying these benefits to expire will reach 285,000 by the end of the month.

Why Has There Been No Legislative Action on Guns? Blame the Silent Majority.

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Stop blaming soft politicians and the NRA, and look in the mirror.

Veterans Dying On Waiting List: What it Means

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Iraq War veteran Michael Anthony discusses the latest VA crisis and what it means for veterans and the United States.

Our Old Congress

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Congress is older than ever these days and that could pose problems for our democracy.

Deficits Don’t Matter

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The federal deficit declined massively over the last few years, so where’s the cheering?

John Boehner Isn’t Going Anywhere

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Despite all the talk about ousting the current Republican Speaker of the House, his position is pretty secure.