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Let's work to ensure safety for transgender young people

As our society progresses and becomes more enlightened, the journey from a rarely discussed concept to a valued, protected part of society is easier for those of us who are personally impacted. To each of my grandchildren, I am Jichan, Japanese...

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Stopping the corporate takeover of Main Street

In almost every community across the country, we rely on our friends and neighbors who operate small businesses to serve as a backbone for local employment and a familiar face providing the services we require. There is something reassuring about...

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To provide and maintain a navy

 

Of all the enumerated powers set forth by our Constitution in Article I, the authority of Congress to “Provide and Maintain a Navy” is perhaps the most straightforward.  But its simplicity belies its importance.  And with...

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Federal coal program must ensure fair return for taxpayers

Over the past several years, Americans have become acutely aware that our coal industry is changing rapidly – largely as a result of shifting technology in the energy industry and other market forces. The changes have been severe, which has...

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America needs a new vision for infrastructure

America Needs a New Vision for Infrastructure

 

Infrastructure matters. It matters to the families in Flint who don’t have access to clean water, the commuter who’s late for work due to traffic jams, and to farmers who depend on...

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A new war on the horizon?

The recent United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS 2016) ended up with both a bittersweet taste and a disturbing message for the global anti-prohibitionist movement. On the one hand, a potential and progressive reform of...

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