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Pope Francis in the U.S.A. – His Mission Was Pastoral and Not Political


During his visit to the United States, Pope Francis made the most important steps the leader of the Catholic Church can make – Christ-like ones. Read More »

The Logic of Infrastructure Renewal: A Political Rant


Why is infrastructure renewal NOT the number one priority on every presidential candidate's mind? Read More »

Election Eve 2014: Thoughts and Reflections


Get out and vote November 4, 2014! Or don't complain! Read More »

Democratic Disappointment


Why are Democratic candidates running from President Obama when they should be embracing his policies? Read More »

America’s Long-Term Unemployed Can No Longer Be Ignored


Unemployment is not "Fun-employment." And to those that say otherwise, shame on you. Read More »

U.S. Food for Peace Plan Needs Support in Congress


Let's remember that our decisions on food aid policy can change lives and make or break an entire generation in whole countries and regions. Read More »

Drug-Test Politicians – All of Them


Congress ought to lead by example and initiate this requirement for themselves. After all, most American workers are drug tested. Read More »

Attacking Syria: Why is Obama Bothering Congress?


Three (real) reasons the President asked Congress for the go-ahead to attack Syria. Read More »

Washington’s Kool-Aid Cups Runneth Over

A Obama Dumb 2 Scaled 350

Well, it finally happened. Both sides of the aisle in Washington have lost all perspective, not to mention what little, if any, common sense any of them might still retain. Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner have each astonishingly announced their support of Obama’s request to Congress to intervene in the Syrian civil war, a move that makes no sense and ... Read More »

Food Security is Security

School meals are an important part of WFP's emergency response to the conflict in Mali. They give children like these an added reason to attend school while providing them with the calories and nutrition they need to be healthy. (WFP/Daouda Guirou)

"Food security is security," says a UN World Food Programme official, and if you are an elected official responsible for food aid budgets, you need to know that. Read More »