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Smith and Lesson

Denise Bowyer | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Denise Bowyer

Now is the time to support companies that create a culture that honors the contract between Main Street and Wall Street.

A Seven Day Plan to Finally Hold Wall Street Accountable

Bruce Judson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Bruce Judson

My seven day plan is based on a simple premise: When criminal laws are egregiously violated, the guilty parties should face appropriate punishment.

Grading the nation: How accountable is your state?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Caitlin Ginley, iWatch NewsThe tales are sadly familiar to even the most casual observer of state politics.In Georgia, more than 650 government emp...

Are Bankers Capitalists?

Bruce Judson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Bruce Judson

Wall Street, which should be the heart of American capitalism, has instead become the heart of a dysfunctional system that is destroying the nation's wealth.

Obama Administration Called Out for Hypocrisy Over Whistleblower Prosecutions

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The Obama Administration has brandished the Espionage Act in six cases to prosecute leaks of classified information to the media, compared to just three such cases in all previous administrations.

Four Elements of Human Process, Often Overlooked

Frank A. Weil | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank A. Weil

Long observation and personal experience have taught me several lessons that apparently remain opaque to many people.

Risk Management in Introducing High-Technologies Into High-Growth Markets

Sunil Chacko | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
Sunil Chacko

High-growth markets like India face a range of challenges, and thus present vast opportunities, especially for introducing leap-frogging technologies in the area of energy infrastructure.

Money Must Follow the Student in Brown's School Funding Reform

John Affeldt | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
John Affeldt

No matter what you think of its merits, you have to admire Governor Jerry Brown's new finance reform proposal for its sheer boldness.

Want To Be Happier In 2012? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

How do you resolve well? This is trickier than it sounds. Here are some tips for making your resolutions as effective as possible.

Obama's Shameful Dodge on 60 Minutes

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

As he has regularly done in the past with other media outlets, President Obama artfully dodged a straightforward question about lack of criminal prosecutions from Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes last night.

Elected Lawmakers Accountable for the Laws -- Gasp!

David Schoenbrod | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green
David Schoenbrod

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this coming Wednesday on a bill that would bring the big bucks right back to Congress. H.R. 10 requires Congress to approve or disapprove major agency regulations.

Osprey Odyssey: Rep. Jones' Ten-Year Quest to Clear the Names of Two Marine Corps Pilots

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

In 2000, an MV-22 Osprey carrying 19 Marines crashed, killing everyone on board. After the Marine Corps announced that the crash was the result of human error, the news all but disappeared. But for Rep. Walter Jones, this wasn't the end of the story.

Higher Standards, Lower Stakes

David Bloomfield | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
David Bloomfield

Teachers need to be freed from short-term accountability and evaluative calculations riddled with error. Principals should be able to make decisions without worrying about their marginal impact on meaningless distinctions between data points.

Rebuilding Libya

Saeb El Kasm | Posted 01.21.2012 | World
Saeb El Kasm

Along with a record of overwhelming human rights abuses, Gaddafi left his people with a country rife with corruption, poverty and severe internal divisions.

The Salomon Brothers Training Class of 1985 and Lessons Learned

Lydia Fisher | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business
Lydia Fisher

There were a few rejections before I made it into the Salomon Brothers sales and trading training class. It happened to be the class of 1985, immortalized in Michael Lewis' book, Liar's Poker," and I recently came back from our 26-year reunion.

How to Keep Yourself and Your Team From Getting Mired in the Mundane

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

The human mind is a funny thing. We crave purpose and meaning, yet we get easily mired in the mundane. For example, we volunteer for a project beca...

Restoring Capitalism: How to Prevent a Housing Recovery -- Accept a 46-State Robo-Mortgage Fraud Settlement

Bruce Judson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Bruce Judson

The reported outlines of the proposed settlement of the robo-mortgage scandal by 46 state attorneys general working together shows how far we have diverged from the basic principles of egalitarian capitalism.

Occupy Wall Street Puts a Focus on the Need for Political Empowerment

Bryce Covert | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Bryce Covert

I got a chance to speak with Sabeel Rahman, a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute who is working on a project outlining progressive values and goals.

Joy Resmovits

Education Law Passage Contingent On Outside Political Forces | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators T...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

On Wall Street Protestors

Michael G. Winston | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business
Michael G. Winston

What can we do to repair the visibly eroding standards of leadership? We must turn up the heat on our leaders.

How to find good, effective nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, say you're one of most people who'd like to help people out, maybe with your time and money. Usually, we do that by finding an effective, trustw...

Accountability's End?

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

If the debate around the federal role in accountability is coalescing, a much bigger question remains wide open: Could we be watching the beginning of the end for the accountability movement in toto?

Occupy Wall Street as the Conscience of America

Jonathan R. Cole | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Jonathan R. Cole

OWS is a peaceful, non-violent form of protest against government policies that produce still greater inequalities in our society. They are the conscience of America, not its enemy. For this we should be thankful and should join in their cause.

A Checklist for Measuring Your Success

Erin Falconer | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin Falconer

I used to be a dreamer. For most of a decade, when I wasn't in a euphoric bliss imagining what I could be, I spent the majority of my time back in reality berating myself for not being anything at all.