Linda Meric…Memo to Congress: Extend Programs that Help Us

Dear Member of Congress: You’ve got a lot to consider in this month. You’re scheduled to debate international treaties and Internet censorship. There’s talk of...

George E. Curry….Limbaugh and Huckabee Propose Airport Groping of Obama Girls

All our lives we’ve heard stories about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Now we can add to that two grinches – Rush Limbaugh and...

Marc H. Morial…Message to the White House: Do Not Cave on Tax Cuts

“Sounds like voodoo economics.”  — George H.W. Bush in 1980 commenting on Reaganomic tax cuts for the rich. It comes as no surprise to most...

Joseph C. Phillips…The Failing Promise of Public Education

We, the American public, hold it as an article of faith that those responsible for devising and implementing public policy have our best interests...

Elijah Cummings…Fair and Balanced Budgetary Reform

As a senior member of the Joint Economic Committee, I have been giving close attention to the work of the National Commission on Fiscal...

Jason Alderman…Avoid Holiday Spending Hangover

At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it's overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts...

The Robocall Scandal, and What Bob Ehrlich Owes Our Community

Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. made a prudent decision in pledging not to run for public office again now that he has lost...

Obama Should Reject Bush Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

(NNPA) — President Obama should set the tone for his next two years by insisting that the Bush tax cuts remain in place temporarily...

Bristol or Brandy?

Gimme a break, Bristol over Brandy? Not only did the Tea Party dramatize its red voting power in the recent mid term elections, but...

Mona Eltahawy…Saudi Arabia’s Spot on the Board of UN Women a Sad Joke

It took years to make the United Nations' newest agency, UN Women, a reality, and then just one day to effectively kill it. Death was...

Raynard Jackson…Voters Face a Taxing Problem

With a lame duck session of Congress convening next week, everyone is talking about whether the Bush tax cuts should be extended or allowed...

Efforts to Suppress Voter Turnout Cannot Be Tolerated

Over the last decade, we’ve seen repeated efforts to suppress voter turnout. Unfortunately, this year was no different. On Election Day, Nov. 2, tens...