Watching the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick 18-hour series, “The Vietnam War,” is an emotional experience. Whether you served in the US military during the war or marched in the streets to end it, you cannot remain untouched by this documentary. The battle scenes are powerful, the stories of US veterans and Vietnamese soldiers who fought on […]
Congress Took A Week Off For Thanksgiving
What did Congress do this week? Not much. Congress took the week off. Despite major change in the American tax system looming, there wasn’t a single bill on the agenda. Next week may see controversy on the Hill, but for now, let’s enjoy time with our families or communities. It was 1789 Congress asked President […]
Is The Wave of Transgender-Unfriendly “Bathroom Bills” a Huge Distraction?
On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 Virginia elected its first openly-transgender lawmaker: Danica Roem. She won election against an opponent Republican Bob Marshall who had supported a “bathroom bill” in the same state. “Bathroom bills” are proposed laws that seek to prohibit transgender people from choosing to use bathrooms in public schools, universities, and government buildings […]
Actual Bipartisanship on Ethanol: Sweet Progress?
Via WND The federal government’s mandate to burn ethanol is supposed to make our nation’s air cleaner. But while smog has gotten worse in Los Angeles over the last two years, ethanol has lifted the partisan smog that’s divided our nation’s capital. A bipartisan coalition is forcing Washington to fix the way EPA administers its […]
“Tax Reform” Passed the House, Heading to Senate. What will It Really Do To Your Family?
President Trump , along with Congressional Republicans, are determined to pass a tax reform bill before the year ends. What this prospective bill will look like is still a mystery. The Senate is likely to. make major changes to what’s is now being called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” and there is no guarantee […]
As Stories of Sexual Assault on Women Continue to Come Out, Rep. Maloney, Lt. Governor, Girl Scouts to Call for Federal Equal Rights Amendment
Maloney to release letter requesting that NY’s Fearless Girl Statue remain in place until ERA is Ratified NEW YORK—On Friday, November 17th at 10:30am, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) will join with New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, the Girl Scouts of Greater NY and local elected officials at theFearless Girl—herself an honorary Girl Scout—to […]