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Taking the Fight for the Middle Class to the States | Commentary

By Nick Rathod and Howard Dean

The Wrong Direction on Patents | Commentary

By Todd E. Gillenwater

Time for Full Investigations of Hillary Clinton | Commentary

By Kevin R. Kosar

Celebrate National Kidney Month by Supporting Bipartisan Kidney Care Legislation | Commentary

Approximately 50 years ago, kidney failure was a death sentence. Even considering that fact is unnerving. Today, more than 600,000 Americans are living with kidney failure and a large majority of those lives are sustained by life-saving dialysis treatments. Thats hundreds of thousands of lives that would have been lost and hundreds of thousands of families that would have been broken apart before the invention and expansion of dialysis treatment.

In Lieu of the Cane, a Reflection on Conservation Policy | Commentary

More than 200 years ago, Rep. Roger Griswold of Connecticut used his wooden cane to bludgeon Rep. Matthew Lyon of Vermont on the House floor. Had Griswold any respect for Lyon, he would have challenged him to a duel.

Rwanda’s Real Paul Kagame: a Strongman, Not a Statesman | Commentary

By David Himbara

Renewable Fuels Critical to Energy Security | Commentary

Although it doesnt feel like it now, spring and summer are fast approaching in Massachusetts. If gasoline prices stay low, millions of Bay Staters will have the ability to inexpensively travel across New England to visit our wonderful beaches, mountains and parks. However, the one downside of cheap fuel at the pump is that it lulls people into forgetting our over-reliance on oil creates a serious national security concern for America and our allies.

Scheduling Loretta Lynch Vote Should be Top Senate Priority | Commentary

By Marcia D. Greenberger

Privacy Concerns Threaten Overseas Tech Industry | Commentary

Since the Edward Snowden revelations of 2013, foreign governments have raised concern about the safety of their citizens data stored by American Internet companies.

Democrats: Don't Side With Republicans on Iran | Commentary

President Barack Obama may be on the verge of striking a historic deal to limit Irans nuclear program that is unless Democrats scuttle it. Yes, you read that right. Some Democrats, determined to repeat the deadly errors of the Bush years, are considering siding with right-wing Republicans to undermine Obamas diplomacy that could potentially lead our nation into another war in the Middle East.

Affordable Dental Health Care for Veterans, Children and Others Should Be a Right | Commentary

As our national focus remains firmly trained on health care, there remains an important element that has long been overlooked oral health. Millions of low-income children and adults go each year without seeing a dentist. As many as 1 in 3 Americans do not have dental coverage. One in 4 adults age 65 and older have lost all of their teeth.

U.S.-Japanese Friendship: 70 Remarkable Years | Commentary

In a sorrowful but resolute demonstration of solidarity, Japan has joined the United States in mourning countrymen murdered by the barbaric Islamic State terror group. Standing up for the cause of civilization around the globe, Japan offered humanitarian relief for stranded Syrian refugees, and the caliphate answered by killing two innocent Japanese hostages.

The Iran End Game | Commentary

By Richard Klass

2015 Is the Year to Put the Patient First | Commentary

By Alan Balch

We Must Close the Military Sex-Offender Loophole | Commentary

Most Americans would find it chilling if a convicted sex offender were dropped into their neighborhood without warning, free to pick new victims at will. But apparently according to a recent report thats exactly what the United States military has allowed to happen in our communities.

NLRB's Ambush Election Rule, Bad Policy and Bad Law | Commentary

Membership in labor unions has been falling for decades and is at an all-time low in the U.S. While there are many reasons for this decline, it is an indicator that many workers simply dont find unions as necessary as they once did.

Back to Basics: Keep 'Em Separated | Commentary

By Michael Boland

Can Members of Congress Shill for Constituents? | Commentary

By Jason Katz

A Common-Sense Medicare Solution: Site-Neutral Payment Reform | Commentary

By Barry Brooks

From Health Care to Energy: Majority of Americans Pay More, Get Less Under Obama | Commentary

As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I sit at the intersection of energy and health care policy. From that vantage point, Ive come to see some of the unfortunate parallels between the Obama administrations past claims about the Affordable Care Act and the similar claims it now makes about the EPAs Clean Power Plan.




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