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Why are House Republicans refusing to do anything about distracted driving?

I have authored legislation that enjoys bipartisan support. This legislation would require using a cellphone in hands-free mode while driving.

The Republican war on trains is drastically misplaced

A good mass transit system's dividends: less pollution, fewer traffic jams, fewer single-occupant cars, more development around rail, lower maintenance costs (as compared to roads), and more construction jobs. 

For torture survivors, 100 days of fear and anxiety

In a few short chaotic weeks, Donald Trump has tarnished the image of the U.S., built over two centuries, as a place to which refugees fled to escape persecution.