Susan Milligan: Congress should take a page out of the South African leader's book.
Laura Chapin: A company shouldn't be able to invoke religion to exempt itself from a law it doesn't like.
Jamie Chandler: No spirit in Bill O’Reilly’s war.
Robert Schlesinger: We're still suffering from the effects of prohibition.
Wit and wisdom from all sides of the political spectrum.
As South African President Jacob Zuma said in his eloquent tribute announcing Nelson Mandela's death yesterday, "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."more »
DENVER – The Hobby Lobby case, which the Supreme Court agreed last month to hear, shouldn't only scare you if you're a woman concerned about reproductive rights. It should scare you if you're an American concerned about civil rights and the very principle of secular law. The Hobby Lobby case threatens to extend corporate personhood to allowing companies to force employers' religious beliefs onto individual employees, deny them health care, and opt out of laws they don't like.more »
On July 18 this year, Americans saw a Congress they had not viewed in some time. There was a large and disparate group of lawmakers – everyone from House Speaker John Boehner and GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell to Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin, California Democratic congresswomen Maxine Waters. For once, the often-feuding group spoke with one voice in Emancipation Hall. Together, they lauded former South African President Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday, reading passages from Mandela's writings and wishing the legendary anti-apartheid leader a happy birthday.more »
I am hoping that 2016 will be the year of the woman. I am hoping beyond hope that former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton will run for and win the presidency. But often things happen that make me question that possibility for America. Today, we are a little more than two years away from that date, and sadly, women still struggle with negative stereotypes and sexism.more »
The youth vote, often considered unreliable or an aberration from the electorate at large, has matured. And the reason we know that is that young voters' views of President Obama and Congress are now much more in line with the perspectives of the rest of America.more »