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?

Rand Paul Should Be Ashamed Of Himself

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It’s one thing for regular people to panic over Ebola, but Rand Paul has no excuse to stoke those fears.

Why Political Reporters Can Seem So Shallow

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Political reporters can come across as shallow because they spend too much time covering process over substance.

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?

No The Democrats Are Not Doomed In November

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Despite all the hype otherwise, the 2014 elections are hardly set in stone.

Senate Blocks Veteran’s Bill: Jon Stewart’s Response

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Senate kills bill that would help veterans–tries to add Iran sanction to make it pass.

Can Federal Prison Reform Actually Happen?

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Most of the major players seem to be on board. Will prison reform succeed where other big ideas have failed?

The Awfulness of Rafael Cruz

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Rafael Cruz’s unfortunate outbursts highlights one of the biggest problems with the modern Republican Party.

Yes Liberals, Cory Booker is Your Friend

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Liberals should welcome the new senator from New Jersey.

5 Lessons My Kids Learned From the Government Shutdown

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Kyle Wiley made the most of the government shutdown by using it as a teaching tool for his two young children.

Senate May Vote on Employment Non-Discrimination Act as Early as September

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There are currently 33 states that do not have legislation protecting LGBTQ employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Obama’s Great Week

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President Obama just won two major victories this week; unfortunately for him nobody’s talking about them.

An Inside Look At the Texas Filibuster

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What does the state of journalism, the state of politics, and the State of Texas tell us about where the world is going?

Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act May Be Around the Corner

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If Senator Harry Reid’s predictions are right, then the Senate may finally vote on the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.