If Congress doesn't move and renew jobless benefits by Feb. 29, millions of workers and their families will drown in a sea of worry, debt, foreclosure, homelessness and perhaps even worse.
The Obama administration made the right move when it mandated that all employers be required to offer free family planning services to women through their insurance plans.
It's disturbing that the Komen Foundation has bowed to the Republican right in pulling its funding for Planned Parenthood's breast cancer prevention services.
Should we all start praying for Mitt Romney? The GOP presidential hopeful from Bain Capital has become a walking, talking object lesson on how our plutocracy works - and why we desperately need to end it.
The Republicans conveniently forget that they started the class war - and they've been winning it for years.
Listening to the exchanges among the main Republican presidential candidates, it is easy to think that the debates are a television "reality show."
While Gingrich won, the concerns of the American people were the biggest losers.
The scandal that broke last week over U.S. Marines urinating on dead Afghanis is not simply a case of a few "bad apples," or "bad management" up the chain of command.
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 God-forsaken Republican-run 112th Congress staggered home for an almost month-long recess. After what it did and did not do, workers and their allies are using the break to give those lawmakers an earful.