Reps. Pete King, Mike Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Background Checks for Gun Purchases

Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) have introduced a House version of the Toomey Manchin Bill to expand background checks - a bill 92% of Americans support and the Senate failed to pass.  

Why Keystone Matters

JAC Member and environmentalist explains why the Keystone XL Pipeline matters.

             I've had many friends, even like-minded, eco-friendly friends, ask me, "Why is Keystone a big deal? Isn't it just another pipeline?"

The Second Amendment: The Amendment that Supersedes All Others

The recent debate on legislation to prevent gun violence provides a clear contrast in the ideologies of the right wing agenda and the rest of the country.  In loud strident voices warning of a federal government that ultimately plans to invade homes and seize all guns, the right wing throws reason and logic out and focuses on the fears of a small base.  The gun lobby acts as if the Second Amendment were the final words from

Women’s Reproductive Rights Are A Heartbeat Away From Failing

Are you listening? Do you hear? Read my lips soon there will be no abortions in states controlled by Republican legislatures. Over the last decades, abortion rights have been chipped away. The remaining few are now being hit with a large sledge hammer. Unconstitutional laws are passed that take away a woman’s right to choose. Fetal heartbeat detection is propelling the laws. Hear a heartbeat, restrict abortion.