Please Britain, Don’t Let Mubarak Inspire Your Response to Unrest

Water cannon? Calling in the army? Shutting down or disrupting mobile phone messaging services and social networks in times of civil disorder? Oh the irony of ironies. Six months after my country's dictator, Hosni Mubarak, stepped...

Our Fight to Breathe

The federal elections next year will determine more than the course of future federal spending. The quality of the very air that we breathe is at stake. Throughout my life, I have suffered from asthma....

Democrats Need a Hot Chocolate Party

(NNPA) — It is becoming increasingly clear that President Obama and Democrats need pressure from within the party to force them to stand their ground against the Tea Party insurrection in Congress. As was...

Be Strong. Stand Tall. The Battle’s Just Beginning

If you thought this fight to raise the debt ceiling was tough, you haven’t seen anything yet. Let’s just say the battle lines have been drawn for the 2012 presidential election. If you really...

Debt Ceiling Agreement Avoided Default and Protected Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and Federal Workers

The recent budget crisis was very harmful to our nation. It put into question our nation’s financial stability and threatened the economic security of millions of Americans. We were forced into such a situation...

Is the Debt Ceiling a Civil Liberties Issue?

Even if the debt ceiling is raised, hard decisions will be made about which federal programs will continue and which ones won’t. The civil liberties consequences of those choices are not entirely predictable, but...

Making the Case That Medicaid Works

You never know what obstacles life is going to put in front of you. When I was 25, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Before I turned 30, I was using a wheelchair. When...

The Maxine Waters Story

This much is clear: Mad Maxine Waters’ cronyism of color can’t be whitewashed, no matter how long Washington stalls – Waters critic Michelle Malkin Serious allegations have been made about the conduct of the House...

Building Bridges to Our Future

A college education transformed my life, as it has for tens of millions of other Americans. Now, my Republican congressional colleagues, many of whom received the same financial help that I did, want to...

Obama Budget Concessions to the Right of Republican Voters

A recent Gallup poll shows that most Americans support President Obama’s plan to raise the nation debt ceiling, set to expire Aug. 2, with a mix of spending cuts and tax increases, especially on...

Money, Media, and the Culture of Corruption

Recently, The Washington Post’s Colbert King wrote the column, “Do they deserve to be on the DC Council?” I immediately took exception with this utterly ridiculous characterization, because the writer and his paper are directly...

George E. Curry…Michele Bachmann: The John Wayne of Political Lies

Whether making the round of Sunday morning talk shows, giving the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, or announcing her own presidential candidacy, Michele Bachmann does one thing consistently...

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