Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Lenders certainly have the right to verify income and determine creditworthiness. But they may not single out women on maternity leave for special guarantees, ignore their resources or assume that have no income or will not return to work.
We can only hope for the day that a U.S. Congresswoman is caught sending boob and crotch pictures to boy-fans, but no woman who leaves the second button undone on a blouse can get elected dog catcher in America.
There is no evidence that the best leaders have the most monogamous or boring sex lives, nor can one argue the reverse. It is both unrealistic and stupid to insist that politicians "tell the truth" about their sex lives.
We must end corporate polluters' ability to pawn the true costs of their pollution off on the rest of society. The health care, environmental cleanup, and other costs created by pollution ought to be paid by the polluters.
Author, 'We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People'
To the extent that any attention is paid to Iraq here, the debate over whether eight years of war entitles the U.S. military to some kind of Iraqi squatter's rights is the story that will undoubtedly get most of the press in the coming months.
The White House protests that it inherited the economic wreckage from the Bush administration and has prevented wholesale collapse through bail-outs, the stimulus, and spending cuts. This hasn't had much resonance with a majority of voters.
Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
Contrary to the claims of the state plaintiffs who have sued over federal health care reform, many state leaders think that the Affordable Care Act is not only constitutional -- but also a great step forward for their states and their citizens.
Policy and Legislative Associate at Social Security Works. Views expressed are his own.
Did you know that millionaires and billionaires only make payroll tax contributions on earnings of $106,800? If you didn't, it could be because you are among the 94% of American earners who make less than that amount.
Journalist and Author of 'Reckoning at Eagle Creek" and "In the Sierra Madre"
Soundly debunking the state's charges that the program teaches children to "overthrow the government" and promote ethnic chauvinism, university scholars and administrators explained the widely accepted approach of culturally relevant curriculum.
Occupying the grey area between politics and entertainment has helped Sarah Palin turn what should have been her greatest vulnerability, a lack of familiarity with the basics of American history or policy, into something of a strength.
In 1986, Ronald Reagan explained that "vanishing loopholes and a minimum tax will mean that everybody and every corporation pay their fair share." It's time for the GOP to take a page from their hero's playbook.
Chances are you've never heard of Estelle Griswold. But she radically changed the lives of women in America. Forty-six years ago today, her courage secured a basic right of women to use birth control to plan and time our pregnancies and to keep our families healthy.
If the Republicans get their way and turn Medicaid into a so-called block grant, millions of seniors would be thrown out of nursing homes and middle class families would be slammed with crushing health care costs.
While people like Anthony Weiner violate their marriages and abuse the trust they have with their wives, they've broken no laws. Their fates belong to their wives, families and to voters -- not to Congress or the media.