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Week 16 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

The memory of this experience helped me settle on my word, which I was asked not to reveal outside of Boot Camp until the 16 weeks were over.

"Bomb Power," or How the Atomic Bomb Ended a War, Increased Presidential Power and Eroded the Constitution

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

While the bomb ended World War II, it also started a chain reaction that exploded into America's permanent secret security state -- with emphasis on the word 'permanent.'

Design for America contest from Sunlight Foundation

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The folks at Sunlight Foundation's Sunlight Labs just announced the Design for America competition. The Sunlight folks are all about making governmen...

Yin/Yang at the Federal Reserve

Jason Paez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Paez

Consumers need a strong, independent agency that does not have inherent conflict within its core mission statement.

Finance Reform a Historic Accomplishment

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Last evening, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory reform bill by a 59-39 vote, including four Republicans. While the legislation still conta...

The Rand Paul Quote Everybody's Ignoring

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The political spin on Paul is that he's worrisome because he's not within the standard lines of the modern political debate. I'd suggest he's worrisome because he is.

Fixing Washington: The Public Online Information Act

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The deal is to tell us what's really going on, how things work, where the money goes. A lot of documents reveal that, but if they're on paper only, m...

Government - What's it Good for, Anyway?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

What matters is whether government is accountable to citizens and whether we're willing to stand up in its defense because we grasp its essential roles in democracy.

Obama's USDA Less Transparent Than Bush's

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

The Environmental Working Group has worked hard to track the billions lavished on the wealthiest and largest farm operations in the country, in the ho...

Purple Shame: Doing Big Banks' Bidding Knows No Party on K Street

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Just when you thought it was safe to look at your 401(k) balance again, a new report from National People's Action and the Campaign for America's Fut...

Accountability: The Rudder of Innovation in a Changing Business Environment

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Whether an independent endeavor or one pursued with the counsel of an Innovation Coach or consultant, accountability within a team is like the principle that guides a group of mountaineers.

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Today, the MTA launches a whirlwind tour of public hearings citywide. These hearings will be the first of their kind since 585,000 student straphangers learned they would lose subsided fares.

David v. Goliath, Vermont Style: The Death of Nuclear Power in Vermont?

Charlotte Dennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charlotte Dennett

As the only state in the nation that by statue allows its legislature to decide whether to re-license a nuclear power plant, Vermont's vote on a new plant is likely to have far-reaching ramifications.

Constitutional Court Orders Removal of Guatemalan Education Minister

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

On February 25, Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered the removal of Education Minister Bienvenido Argueta for failing to provide the court with co...

Whistler Mountain's Accountability Deficit

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Erik Rothenberg

Is a course being "financially sustainable" really the best metric of success? What about the value of the luger's life and the lives of future riders on the course.

My 'Daniel Fast'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I believe our nation is in deep trouble. Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.

Online Transparency Increases Trust in Government

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

We now have an Administration which wants to show you what's going on, like where does the money go, reversing the prior policy of hiding all that.

Starving on a Diet of Hope: Another Presidents' Day Message

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

David Feige's post, My President's Day Message -- An Open Letter to President Obama

Media. Strap it on.

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

This picture (below) was included as part of a report in MediaPost about a new laboratory opened by Metrics Marketing to help seekers unlock the truth...

Contractors and the Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

Sen. Leahy and Rep. Price have just announced a new bill to ensure that American contractors and employees working abroad will be accountable under U.S. law.

Winners Aren't Afraid of Stating They Want to Win

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

As you read my blogs, keep in mind that these stories, anecdotes and tools are all based around my philosophy for success: THE TURTLE EFFECT (Highli...

More Than Two Years into the Foreclosure Crisis, Homeowners Are Faced With the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Janis Bowdler

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said, "It's time to get serious about fixing the problems that are hampering our growth. One place...

Yes, Ruchika's Death Must Not Be in Vain

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By: Govind Acharya, representative for South Asia Co-Group for Amnesty International USA. The rape and suicide of Ruchika Girhotra in 1990 has recei...

The Failure of the Federalist, No. 10

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Will President Obama serve as the beacon of hope in government that he pretended to be throughout last year's campaign, or did he merely pander to the public in order to pursue his personal ambitions?

"Bring It On" Dick Cheney and Jim DeMint

Rep. Eric J.J. Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Eric J.J. Massa

For the likes of the former Vice President to politicize national security in an attempt to score cheap political points is beyond unacceptable and his behavior will no longer be met with polite silence.