VAWA passage stands as a victory for immigrants

In a rare moment, the U.S. Congress took a positive step forward for the country today. The House of Representatives approved the Violence Against Women Act, sending it to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature. (The Senate had already passed the bill, 78-22, and 87 Republicans joined 199 Democrats to pass the bill in theContinue reading “VAWA passage stands as a victory for immigrants”

A Gluttony of Defense

WSJ today pointed out a certain anomaly in the latest U.S. budget proposal–as almost every department gets major cuts, the Defense Department has had their budget increased. Most of the other increases in the budget are generally understandable (e.g. increases in funding for Veterans Affairs and the National Nuclear Security Administration)– Iraq and Afghanistan haveContinue reading “A Gluttony of Defense”