The House this week passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, legislation extending federal hate crimes law to protect individuals targeted because of their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
This month, the House passed a raft of federal employees’ related legislation that would reform the federal retirement system.
In the next few years, most of us are going to have to make many important decisions that will profoundly affect the rest of our lives. How soon these decisions come will depend on one’s individual circumstances.
From all parts of the Commonwealth come reports of increasing unemployment, stressed city and county budgets, and a few rays of hope, mostly coming from the federal government.
Earlier this week the Obama administration, now the effective owner of the U.S. automobile industry, put Detroit on notice that it has 30-60 days to come up with a believable plan to “restructure” itself or it goes into bankruptcy.
We are faced with three serious problems that are going to bring about radical changes in our lifestyles. In order of urgency, the problems are the great economic recession/financial crisis, the peaking of world oil and other fossil fuel production, and global warming. The opening effects of these problems are […]
Protecting the human rights of all people, no matter where they live, should continue to be a major component of U.S. foreign policy.
Nearly every day brings news of trillion-dollar government interventions in the world’s economies.
Yesterday, President Obama’s White House Press Office issued its first “blast” e-mail to every regional and local newspaper in the U.S., containing a lengthy 67-page “fact sheet” attachment delineating the concrete impact of the $850-billion stimulus package broken down on a state-by-state basis for every state in the union.
Nearing “crossover” with uncertainty Each year at roughly the mid-point in the General Assembly session,