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Feds: Poverty 'Poses A Serious Challenge' To American Education

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

New information from the federal government is the latest to show tremendous gaps in college attainment between socioeconomic and ethnic groups. A ...

Admissions Policies That Embrace All Children

Donna Nevel | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Donna Nevel

Dismantling what is, in effect, a two-tiered, inequitable education system requires (among other things) opening up access to our public schools so that they truly serve all children.

There's room in Cyberspace for us all

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey folks, I recently donated some web gear to The Women's Building in San Francisco to help out with their free computer lab. Not everyone has the me...

We're Counting (On) You

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

On World Population Day, we can expect statements from people all along the political spectrum. With our population poised to top 7 billion this year...

Dear Mr. Beck: We Are All Hookers

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Mr. Beck, I understand it is your contention that "only hookers go to Planned Parenthood." There must be a lot of hookers out here.

The ABCs of Getting Health Reform Right

Judith S. Palfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith S. Palfrey

Some naysayers in Congress are attacking the Prevention Fund proposed in Obama's Affordable Care Act, labeling it a 'slush fund.' They are completely missing the point.

EU & India: Trade Deal Risks Depriving Millions of Affordable Medicines

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Belanger

The EU is forcing India to act against the health of poor people in developing countries by pushing through a trade deal next week that contains tou...

Broadband for the People: From the Net to the Roots

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

As we grow increasingly dependent on the Internet, the question of how this essential network operates has never been more important.

Replacing Dead Urban Spaces with Living Habitat

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

"Do you really think Tokyo is green? Why do you only focus on the good sides of Tokyo?" These are questions that many Japanese and foreign residents o...

Close the Broadband Gap? Phone and Cable Giants Just Say 'No'

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

When it comes to getting everyone connected to an open, affordable and fast Internet, the big phone and cable companies seem to have a motto: "Just Say No."

Just the Facts, Sir: The False Dichotomy of Catholics vs. "Pro-choice" on Common Ground

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

The assertion that unless Obama bows to the most conservative Catholic position he will lose widespread support is a scare tactic of the right.

Catholics for Choice Protest Appointment of Anti-choice Advocate to Senior Position at HHS

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

The appointment yesterday of Alexia Kelley as Director of Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services marks "a defeat for reason and logic."

More Uncomfortable News for the Right: Decades of Work by Anti-Choicers Does Nothing to Decrease Abortions

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelli Conlin

If anti-choice activists are really interested in reducing abortions, then they would be wise to take the statistics into account before pressing forward with further barriers to women's access.

The Real Problem with CNBC

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

CNBC never did any exposés about the enormous risks our financial companies took because they didn't see that as their job. Jim Cramer is the least of the network's problems.

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

"I Just Think I'm Gonna Barf."

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Oh, I just think I'm gonna barf...."-- Marge Gunderson (Francis McDormand), from Fargo   I open today with that Fargo quote for many reasons. T...

Friday Talking Points [45] -- Lessons Democrats Should Learn From Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I know that just about the entire blogosphere is talking about John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin (who?) for his running mate, but I, for one, refuse t...