The importance of research funding

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Recently, a group of scientists announced the discovery of a new powerful antibiotic that they say has the potential to reduce deaths from dangerous infections. An estimated 75,000 people die each year from hospital-acquired infections, but new antibiotics are rarely introduced because it is simply not profitable for the private […]

Secret Service discover a drone on White House lawn

Source: U.S. Secret Service via Bloomberg
A radio-controlled copter was discovered on the White House lawn.

The discovery of a radio-controlled copter on the White House lawn injects a new complication into the debate over the growing popularity of drones used by civilians. The unintentional security breach Monday at the U.S. presidential mansion inWashington gives ammunition to those who want to see tight restrictions on who can fly unmanned aircraft and […]

Black Lives Matter!


By Robert L. Horton Photo Credit: Flickr User  Otto Yamamto The number of Black lives lost, Is reminiscent of the African holocaust! The waves of injustice continue to toss Black lives around until we drown- Or are choked to death like Eric Garner, or shot down like Michael Brown! “I felt threatened and believed he […]

They Stood Together

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson   The  new highly acclaimed motion picture ”Selma” suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a less than fragile relationship. Nothing is further from the truth.  Both men […]

Social Security and Congress


By Dan Weber Photo Credit: Flickr User wallyg WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 16 – The Association of Mature American Citizens is actively encouraging Congress to act on Social Security in a timely and comprehensive manner. Dan Weber, AMAC president, said “we can’t afford to just kick the can down the road with interim fixes that will likely […]

Our Congressional Priorities

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson The new session of Congress provides an exciting opportunity to renew the focus on resolving the numerous challenges we face in our Congressional district, and in our nation. During this session, I will pursue a number of legislative issues and policy concerns that are designed to advance educational opportunities for […]

Earning a “D” for diversity for Oscars is par for the course


LOS ANGELES  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Academy Award nominations for the 2015 Oscars were blasted for their lack of diversity. But excluding women and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups is a hallmark of Hollywood – not an oversight. This year’s snubs didn’t surprise researchers at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, who since 2006 have chronicled the […]

Supreme Court ruling strengthens religious liberty for churches


DALLAS /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Yesterday, in a rare demonstration of unanimity, all nine justices of the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of religious liberty, strengthening a law that protects churches across the country.  Holt v. Hobbs involved religious liberty protections for people in government custody, but the same law creates special protections for […]

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