At present, there is no chance that any legislation benefiting undocumented immigrants and their families could pass at the federal level. The numbers are not there in the House, or to overcome a Senate filibuster.
The theme of this year's Women's Health Week is "It's Your Time." The aim is to empower women "to make their health a top priority."
Decisions about medical procedures and patient care should be left to clinicians and their patients - not to politicians. As a family physician, I understand this.
Walker is gaining a reputation for assembling the motliest crew in modern memory to place their greasy hands on the levers of power, as the Wisconsin media reports one scandal after another.
He expressed his cavalier attitude towards the poor - who, when we count the many millions of working poor, amount to half the country.
If it weren't so shameful it would almost be funny.
"There is no such thing as global warming," says GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has carefully cultivated the image of a political moderate. It was that image that allowed him to get elected in 2010 in the first place.
"The Republican Party is the party of the white working class," David Brooks, the New York Times' resident conservative "intellectual," declared.
While he claims to support personal liberty, many of his policy positions would do little to help the liberty of ethnic or sexual minorities.