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  • Why Washington is broken: Partisan legislation to authorize American research is the wrong approach

    We've heard it for several years now: Washington is broken. Progress has ground to a halt due to partisan politics. Partisanship dominates the headlines for many of the issues that come before Congress, be it immigration, tax reform, gun control or climate change. Many would expect these particular topics to incite more divisive rhetoric than others. For most of my colleagues, these issues represent sincere disagreements and heartfelt positions on which they campaigned and promised voters that they wouldn't compromise.
  • Texas lawmaker asks Obama to fire Commerce IG

    WASHINGTON Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, a longtime and usually low-key member of Congress, this week did something out of character. She wrote President Barack Obama asking him to fire the Commerce Department's inspector general for misconduct....

    Should attacks on the homeless be classified as hate crimes?

    Should attacks on the homeless be classified as hate crimes?
    In 2006, I wrote a column for The Times questioning the wisdom of hate-crime laws that provide additional punishment for acts of violence if they are motivated by racial animus or some other kind of bigotry. One of my arguments was that as the idea became...

    Lawmaker writes judge about Jackson's 'anguish'

    Lawmaker writes judge about Jackson's 'anguish'
    WASHINGTON — As former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. awaits sentencing for looting his campaign treasury of more than $750,000, a Texas congresswoman has asked the judge in Jackson's case to consider "all the anguish he has experienced committing these...

    National park on the moon at Apollo landing sites: A 'loony' idea?

    National park on the moon at Apollo landing sites: A 'loony' idea?
    Care to go for a hike in a national park? How about one on the moon? A bill introduced in Congress would protect U.S. Apollo lunar landing sites by making the detritus that astronauts left behind a part of the national park system. It may sound like a...