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Individual Mandate: Republicans Were for It Before They Were Against It. In Fact, It Was Their Idea

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In the GOP debate Tuesday night, Gingrich acknowledged in an unguarded moment that a core element of "ObamaCare" was a proposal originated by the Heritage Foundation, a powerful conservative think tank.

School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

Salon | Daniel Denvir | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids Forty-nine million or so American chil...

GOP Chairman Of Key Committee Criticizes Obama's National Security Policies

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Monday criticized President Barack Obama's national security policies a...

Obama's Speech to Congress: So Why Am I Skeptical?

Leonie Haimson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Leonie Haimson

We've witnessed several years of this administration generally unconcerned about rising class sizes and teacher layoffs. The truth is that for the past two years, their priorities have pointed in an entirely different direction.

Shahien Nasiripour

Financial Crisis Panel Commissioners Leaked Confidential Information To Lobbyists, Report Alleges | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

Republican commissioners on the panel created by Congress to probe the roots of the financial crisis leaked documents to partisan allies and shared co...

Joy Resmovits

Report: Businesses Can't Just Be 'Pawns' In Education Reform | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

America's business leaders say they want to fix education, but they don't know how to do so effectively. As a result, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ...

Dan Froomkin

WATCH: Administration Official's Announcement At AEI Gets Panned | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House regulatory czar Cass Sunstein rolled out the results of the administration's four-month-long regulatory review Thursday morn...

Jon Ward

Potential GOP Presidential Contender: Late-Starting 2012 Campaign A 'Happy Surprise' | Jon Ward | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said it is a “happy surprise” that the 2012 Republican presidential primary is taking so long to get goi...

The Appeal of the Repeal Amendment

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

There are several efforts under way to gut last year's landmark health care legislation. The best known of these is the lawsuit brought by the attorne...

Who's Really to Blame for the Housing Crisis?

Jodie Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodie Allen

Measures are needed to restrain the public as well as the private financial sectors. But it might be easier to enact sensible reforms if the fingers of blame point in a more equitable direction.

The Wall Street Empire Strikes Back

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission just released its report, and it's already under attack by the Four Horsemen of the Economic Apocalypse: the Ideologue, the Lobbyist, the Think-Tanker, and the Politician.

New Book Takes Aim at Ed Reformers and Status Quo Defenders

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

Author Rick Hess argues that we aren't willing to start from scratch in our thinking about what it means to be a teacher in the 21st Century.

The Bush Tax Cuts and the Republican Cult of Affirmative Action

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Capitalists believe in rewarding success and punishing failure. Well, we have ten years of performance data on the Bush tax cuts, and they failed by every possible criterion.

Sam Stein

Conrad Wants All Tax Cuts Extended While Congress Works On Broader Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), one of the most important voices in the ongoing tax cut debate, is supporting a proposal pushed by a prominen...

Sam Stein

Kevin Hassett, Prominent Conservative Scholar, Calls For Scrapping Bush Tax Rates | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent member of a major conservative think tank has recommended a resolution to the debate over tax cuts that's unlikely to please...

Uttering the "C" Word

Asher Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Miller

I was intrigued to learn that authors from three politically disparate think tanks--American Enterprise Institute, Brookings, and Breakthrough Institu...

Post-Partisan Bunk: Climate Solutions From Climate Deniers?

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

The secret? Simple: just invest 25 billion a year in clean-energy innovation. That's right; it's just the opportunity every big-oil Republican shill and coal-state Democrat has been waiting for.

Think Again: What, Exactly, Is Fox?

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Fox is something new -- something for which we do not yet have a word. It provides almost no actual journalism. Instead it gives ideological guidance to the Republican Party and millions of its supporters.

Prolonged Housing Crisis Slows US Recovery

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Professor Nouriel Roubini believes home prices will fall another 10% and that there is now a 40% chance that the economy will fall back into recession over the next 12 months.

The Transformative Power of Failure?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Justin Snider

Can failure transform us in important -- and healthy -- ways? Should we champion failure as much as we do success? And in the field of education, should we learn not just to live with but to love leaders who fail?

Graham Bill Plays Right Into al Qaeda's Hands

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Al Qaeda wins even if its terrorist attacks fail, so long as it sees the U.S. reacting with alarm - allowing itself to be "terrorized."

Recession Is Over! (If You Want It)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The National Bureau of Economic Research tells us the Great Recession is "over." The only thing this announcement reveals is how out of touch those who view human society through the lens of quantitative measurements can be.

What Does a Vote for a GOP Candidate in November Really Mean?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

A vote for the GOP in November will be a vote for the richest one percent of the country at the expense of the rest of us. And it will be a vote for the kind of fear that we, as a country, would eventually come to regret.

Education Reform: Is Your City Ready?

GOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

What does it take for a city to be ready for school system reform? These days, it's hard not to answer that question by simply saying, "Well, is the t...

Senators Block Ambassadors to Azerbaijan and Turkey

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In a major embarrassment for the Obama Administration, Senators took an unprecedented action last week, blocking the President's ambassadorial nominees for both Azerbaijan and Turkey.