On Mexican border, more 'guards' increase danger

|Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Tuesday, Sept. 9:

Opinion: For schoolchildren, eating well is learning well

| |Monday, Sep. 08, 2014

Serving food to students is what we do. As the Urban School Food Alliance, we represent six of the largest school districts in the nation (New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas and Orlando), feeding more than 3 million elementary, middle school and high school students every school day.

Opinion: Forecast in Kentucky U.S. Senate race calls for downpour of garbage

| |Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Keep those umbrellas close. It's about to start pouring garbage in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. With 12 weeks to go, a race already largely devoid of meaningful and substantive policy discussions is threatening to get intensely personal.

Michelle Obama: 'Let’s end veteran homelessness'

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

"If your mayor hasn’t signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness, light up their phone lines and ask them why not."

Kounalakis: Russia is now clearly a state sponsor of terror

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

The collective gasp heard around the world after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is a recognition that what just happened is different. Civilian casualties in war zones are, unfortunately, all too common, sometimes outpacing the deaths of combatants. But this wanton act of shooting down a civilian airliner falls under a whole new category of terror.

New highway bill swerves to avoid elephant on road

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Perhaps averting another standoff with Democrats, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives took a small step earlier this week by allocating an additional $10 billion to continue to paying for freeway projects nationwide.

Conspiracy hobbyists zero in on a new target: Catholic Charities?!

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

First, the border hawks lied about the children coming to Texas.

Now, they’re lying about Catholic Charities of Fort Worth and others trying to help.