Are you responsible enough to make your own decisions regarding whether to consume energy drinks or dietary supplements? Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) doesn’t seem to think so. On Aug. 1, Durbin reintroduced legislation -- the Dietary Supplemental Labeling Act -- which he advanced in the last Congress before it failed to make it out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
American in Montana who is eligible to vote must be allowed to exercise his or her ability to vote. Unfortunately, it seems that a government that would infringe on one's sacred right to vote is unlikely to stop there.
An important question before Congress this week: Should the regulatory process for projects that have major impacts on the environment be speeded up or slowed down?
Yes, according to House Republicans.
Seventy years ago, during World War II, victory gardens were a necessity for the average American family. But we have prospered now and often favor Whole Foods over weeding a plot to raise tomatoes or radishes.
When it comes to civic engagement, Americans are becoming apathetic. They’re avoiding the voting booth and skipping efforts to organize, saying their “vote doesn’t matter” and “all politicians are the same and corrupt.” But it may not be Americans who are at fault for the lack of enthusiasm -- it could be that politicians’ outdated strategies for connecting with citizens are crushing political idealism.
Tomorrow, the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa should ask questions to clarify what exactly the Obama Administration strategy on Egypt should be as President Morsi cracks down on civil society and the U.S. continues to transfer $1.2 billion in aid.
The hearing, titled American NGOs Under Attack in Morsi's Egypt, will examine last week’s shocking Egyptian court verdicts convicting 43 representatives of foreign non-governmental organizations, all of whom were charged with “operating local offices of international organizations without the requisite license and illegally receiving foreign funds.”