Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good.
Unified party control of the organs of government has proved no panacea.
I have also come to understand Congress' need for a bipartisan as well as a partisan capacity.
I believe we must seek God's will, never presuming to identify it with our own program or power.
What drew me to both study and activism was the formative experience of the civil rights movement.
The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.
I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history.
Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion.
And so we go over the cliff fiscally, and our Republican friends try to pin the blame on discretionary domestic spending, including spending for security. We pass budget resolutions that fall far short.