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Guest Observer Archive

Let's Block Too-Big-to-Fail Health Insurance Companies | Commentary

If you thought too-big-to-fail banks were dangerous, watch out for too-big-to-fail health insurance companies.

Reauthorizing the Second Chance Act Is Essential to More Successful Prisoner Re-Entry | Commentary

About 95 percent of the people in our prisons will eventually return to society. It is in all of our interests to give these individuals a second chance.

Call to Action For Our Female Veterans | Commentary

By Katy Beh Neas

Beyond 2016: Americans and Our Apps Need More Spectrum | Commentary

Do you need to stay connected for work? To share pics and videos, watch streaming video or listen to your personalized music stream? To shop, manage transportation or even monitor your personal health?

Labor Department Urged to Heed Constructive Ideas to Fix Fiduciary Proposal | Commentary

Is President Barack Obama’s administration serious about considering feedback in response to its proposed regulation to change the way Americans, especially low- and moderate-income Americans, are informed and educated about retirement planning?

Time for Action on Mental Health Care | Commentary

By Mary Giliberti

Pope's Message Speaks to Immigrant Capitol Workers | Commentary

When Pope Francis called on Congress to respect the rights of workers and immigrants, he was also speaking to workers such as myself who cook and clean for senators.

The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal and the EPA | Commentary

In a monumental admission of automotive fraud, Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned on Sept. 30 amid revelations that millions of VWs were built to cheat on clean air tests.

Defense Bill Critical to Maintaining America’s Global Response Force

By Sens. Richard M. Burr and Thom Tillis

The 'Try-Nothing' Congress | Commentary

By Rep. David Jolly

Congress Must Act to Reverse NLRB Overreach, Allow Franchising to Move Forward | Commentary

By Robert Cresanti

The U.S. Should Do More to Help the Yazidis | Commentary

Dozens of articles and reports have been published detailing the unimaginable abuse of Yazidi women and girls by the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS. Summarizing these atrocities with the attention they deserve — explaining the depths of the barbarity and brutality these people have faced — would require pages upon pages.

Veterans Need and Deserve Quicker Access to Hearing-Aid Services | Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to the commentary piece, “Don’t Cut Corners on Veterans’ Hearing Care” (Roll Call, Sept. 16), by Neil DiSarno.

Kirk, Manchin: Make Washington Work | Commentary

By Sens. Mark S. Kirk and Joe Manchin III

The Underutilized Power of Storytelling in Congress | Commentary

Despite my deep admiration for members of Congress and staff for their dedication, hard work and sense of public service, I am continually amazed that many of them are lousy communicators. Oh, they make grand campaign commercials for the elections and wow their audiences with marvelous stump speeches. Then they seem to turn in those winning strategies when they come to Congress and exchange them for talking points, spreadsheets and charts as their tools of choice in the democratic dialogue

Iran Terrorism Bill Won’t Help U.S. Hostages | Commentary

By Sarah Shourd

Republican Strategy Is a Default, Plain and Simple | Commentary

The Republican majority in Congress has said that the inability to govern is following the same failed strategy time and again. Yet, once again House Republicans are putting the full faith and credit of the United States at risk. Their repeated behavior is reckless and irresponsible, and has had real consequences.

Congress Must Fix our Maritime Double Standard | Commentary

Earlier this month, five Chinese naval warships entered U.S. territorial waters off the coast of Alaska. In acknowledging the transit of these vessels, the United States made clear we viewed this action as well within the rights of China — and any other nation — to conduct innocent passage through the legitimately established territorial seas and nonthreatening military activities within the exclusive economic zone of another country.

Seeing Through the Politics of EB-5 Reform | Commentary

By Jeff Carr

Iran Deal's Premise Is Wrong — They Likely Have a Bomb | Commentary

President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is not just a bad deal. It is the worst deal possible — because there is a good chance Iran already has a bomb.




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