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The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Weingarten

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"If we could turn back the clock, we would like to have seen a greater emphasis on our biggest challenges--funding inequity, segregation, the effects ...

What Are Economic Lessons From 'The Martian'?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.05.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

What can we learn from The Martian, a best-selling novel and movie starring Matt Damon as an Astronaut in the not too distant future thought dead and left behind on Mars during a violent dust storm?

Government Wasn't the Problem

Harlan Green | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

If the latest unemployment report tells us anything, it is that government isn't the problem that has caused the weak U.S. recovery, but a private sector that is focused solely on maximizing profits for their investors and CEOs, rather than creating more jobs.

Q1 GDP Plunge -- Austerity Must End

Harlan Green | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

That is, we have to end those policies that have lowered tax revenues and limited government spending for too long. They have literally been counter-productive, and hobbled economic growth.

Plays That Sound the Sirens: Of Human, Global and Political Tolls

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week bore witness to a variety of global crises, some brewing, others resolved. Even so, their urgency was punctuated by heavy-hitting players and high-friction plays.

Weak Employment Is American Austerity at Work

Harlan Green | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Is economic growth grinding to a halt, even as pundits predicted better growth in 2014? It does look like past austerity policies are still holding U.S. back.

Arthur Delaney

Automatic Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :( | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Next month food stamp benefits will automatically shrink for all 47 million Americans enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...

President Obama's Record Achievements

Harlan Green | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

Why so many doubters of the President Obama's record? Candidate Romney would have us believe Obama has accomplished nothing, but in fact President Obama has one of the most history making legislative records since FDR.

Stimulus Funds Saved Education Jobs, But States Still Slow To Implement Reforms

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized. While education sti...

Joy Resmovits

America's Poorest City Axes Teachers, Pre-Kindergarten | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Eighth-grader Selena Karner lined up in her Reading, Pa., middle school auditorium last week to receive an award for language arts. But during what wo...

Joy Resmovits

Inequity In America's Schools, By The Numbers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

It's been long suspected that schools serving low-income students receive less money to pay their teachers than those in nearby affluent schools. Now ...

Not Working in America: People and Public Policy

David Coates | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Cuts will not produce growth. Cuts will more likely tip us into a double-dip recession, which the Republicans will blame on the Obama Administration's failure to cut more! It is surely better to stand firm and to call the Republicans' bluff.

Ice Cream Tells the Story of How the Stimulus Worked (VIDEO)

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Kendra Baker and Zachary Davis, the owners of a Santa Cruz ice cream shop, describe how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) made it possible for them to get the loan they used to open their business.

GOP Agenda Is a Plague on Americans

Rep. James E. Clyburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. James E. Clyburn

Just as jobs are coming back to industries that were once written off, Republicans are demanding that we defund the Recovery Act and give up on our investment in the future of America.

Since When Do Education and Training Create Jobs?

Brandon Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brandon Roberts

Given the current paucity of new jobs, what better time for students and working adults to enhance their education and skill levels?

Joe Biden Touts Stimulus At Longmont-Area Company

Boulder Daily Camera | Laura Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UQM Technologies is proof that the federal recovery act is working, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday at the company's new facility just east of Lo...

The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Schanes

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is administering $1.5 billion of its $787 billion stimulus package through the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP).

Breaking Homelessness News: Tens of Thousands Detroit Residents Apply for HPRP Funds

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Two videos published on YouTube - one of which has just been aired on television - show what actual HPRP funding means to people in Detroit, Michigan.

Homelessness Myth #2: "They're All Bums!"

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

I have found that approximately 25 percent of homeless people are children. Together, women and children make up close to 40 percent of homeless people and are the fastest growing segment.

Californians Missing Out on Over $1 Billion in Tax Refunds

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Aaron Glantz

California taxpayers are leaving more than $1.2 billion in tax refunds on the table, money that could be used to give working class residents a financial lifeline.

Sean Hannity Names

Boulder Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Boulder climbing gym is taking heat from conservatives for its solar array, which was partly paid for with federal economic stimulus dollars. On ...

Jane Norton's 'Fiscal Conservative'

KDVR | Eli Stokols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - There is no issue that riles up today's conservative base like the issue of government spending, perceived to be out of control after last ye...

For Ethnic Communities, a Year of Stimulus Not Enough

Aaron Glantz | Posted 02.20.2010 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

A series of investigations coordinated by New America Media show that over the last year those stimulus bill dollars have systematically bypassed communities of color.

It's a Good Thing We're Still Talking About the Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

What has been absent in the current debate is a shift in how policymakers will think about economic stimulus -- and, particularly, about economic recovery -- in the future.

Stimulus Bill Turns One Year Old: 'Meaningful Use' Should Not Be the Finish Line for Healthcare Reform

Janet Dillione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Dillione

On the one-year anniversary of the ARRA's HITECH provision, we need to remember that exceptional use of electronic health records, not just "meaningful use," is the ultimate goal.