2024-06-21 12:43 PM

Nicholas F. Benton: My Plan for Working Off Household Debt

Now that the U.S. government has moved to take ownership positions in nine major banks, among the next critical steps needed to ease the economic crisis’ recessionary impact on average Americans is to swap household debt relief for commitments to community service and national infrastructure and alternative energy development.

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

Human Trafficking is one of the greatest human rights tragedies of our time. It’s modern day slavery and should not exist, especially not in the United States. Yet each year, hundreds of cases are reported and many more go unreported. According to estimates by the Department of State, 45,000 to 50,000 women and children are […]

Jim Moran

Efforts to lift a 25 year old moratorium on protecting our nation’s shorelines gas drilling heated up this week as consideration of the FY 2008 Interior Appropriations bill progressed on the House floor.

Nicholas F. Benton: Scooter Takes The Fall

Scooter Libby is only the latest victim of the Bush administration’s “fall guy” approach to every obscenity that it’s been found guilty of. Even Libby’s jurors concede that.

Anything But Straight: Swatting Flies in a Manure Field

I have finally developed a grudging respect for Focus on the Family. The ease in which they lie is so remarkably breathtaking, all one can do is applaud in wondrous awe. Not even Condi Rice or Dick Cheney can compete with this motley crew when it comes to fibbing with a straight face.

Jim Moran

At the time of this writing, the President is preparing to deliver his seventh State of the Union address. Due to his failure in Iraq, President Bush is expected to expand his focus from the foreign affairs and terrorism issues that have dominated past speeches, and instead highlight some domestic priorities.

Domestic Violence Protections at Risk With Amendment, Legal Experts Argue

There are 22,000 protective orders issued by the Virginia courts every year aimed at stemming domestic abuse and violence, and legal experts are concerned that if Question One on the Nov. 7 ballot, the so-called “Marriage Amendment,” passes, thousands of them may be denied in the coming period.