What the Founding Fathers REALLY Learned from the Puritans about Religious Freedom
Jul08

What the Founding Fathers REALLY Learned from the Puritans about Religious Freedom

American students learn at a young age that the Pilgrims risked their lives to cross the ocean in the Mayflower because they were fleeing from religious persecution. They were Puritans – actually a derogatory term for their brand of extreme Christianity – and things went badly for them in England in the last half of the 16th century. The persecution they faced in England was genuine. People were killed for their beliefs....

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Real Family Values = Kids, Not Cuts!
Nov13

Real Family Values = Kids, Not Cuts!

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Women Must Make Their Voices Heard and Vote!
Oct26

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Women Must Make Their Voices Heard and Vote!

by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand For so many Americans, this year’s elections represent a true turning point. For our middle class and poor families, it’s about whether they’ll continue to have access to the American dream. For our seniors, it’s about whether they’ll have a guaranteed benefit they’ve paid into all their lives. And for our immigrants, it’s about whether we’re going to have comprehensive immigration reform and allow so...

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What Paul Ryan Plans for America
Aug11

What Paul Ryan Plans for America

In light of Mitt Romney’s appointment of Paul Ryan as his running mate, we thought it would be prudent to re-post Melissa Schober’s excellent analysis of the discredited budget plan Ryan tried to push on the nation last year. This morning Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released a template for the FY2012 Budget Resolution. If The Path to Prosperity is, as the GOP promises, the road to restoring America’s promise I encourage...

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President Obama: #Linsanity and Advice on Basketball Diplomacy, Part 2
Feb15

President Obama: #Linsanity and Advice on Basketball Diplomacy, Part 2

President Obama could accomplish mad basketball diplomacy if he gave in to the #Linsanity and invited NY Knicks hotshot point guard to the White House while Chinese Vice Premier Xi Jinping, a huge basketball fan, is in town for a diplomatic visit. Goodwill through hoops!

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