With all the grizzly headlines about war and pestilence dominating the news these days, it is a genuine refreshment to see a film that presents such a bright and hopeful true story about the ability of humans under siege to come together to further a common cause of justice and […]
The Catholic Church took a tiny step forward this week, with a panel of bishops offering an interim report that carefully...
The second independent report on the performance of Andrea Rossi’s low energy nuclear reactor was just released. Even...
I’m sorry, but to the extent Joe Biden actually meant to blame indigenous middle eastern cultures for ISIS, he’s...
The gay rights movement reached new heights this week with a cascade of new states offering marriage equality to same-sex couples.Read more ›
Each October we celebrate as National Arts and Humanities Month, building on decades of support to encourage a lifelong love of arts and humanities for all Americans. When I chaired the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee four years ago, increasing federal funding for the arts and the humanities was one […]Read more ›
All year long we have seen poll after poll saying the Virginia people want Medicaid expansion. And more importantly, many of them need the Medicaid expansion offered by the ACA. But where are we now? Governor McAuliffe has done all he could with a recalcitrant legislature. This past month, he […]Read more ›
Let’s make one thing clear: A major outbreak of the ebola virus has been the number one public health fear since the bug was first discovered in the mid-1970s. Therefore, we are now well into the worst nightmare of epidemiologists with tens of thousands dying or dead in West Africa […]Read more ›
For two decades I’ve told people my job is to fight for their rights – and never was this truer than on Saturday. I had come from Chicago to defend free speech and oppose an archaic, unconstitutional blasphemy law that was being enforced by a rogue District Attorney in Bedford, […]Read more ›
Last week, House Republicans scheduled the final votes before Election Day and then sent everyone home. Sadly, under their leadership, Congress never considered badly needed legislation at any point this session that would extend long term unemployment benefits, simplify the tax code, reform our immigration system, or raise the minimum […]Read more ›