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Politicians Ignore Disability, And It's A Big Problem

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Sarah Blahovec

The political sphere ignores people with disabilities, and it's getting really old. It's time for a change, and for that change to happen, we need people with disabilities to speak up and show the world that we listen, we take action, and most importantly, we vote.

Dayana Morales Gomez

Obama's Immigration Deferred Action Spurs Huge Boost To Dreamers' Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented young people called Dreamers have seen their average wages jump 45 percent since President Barack Obama granted them tempor...

The Foundational Tension That Drives Economic Divisions

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The inherent tension, buried deep in the foundational structure of our capitalist democracy, is the perpetual tension between one-person-one-vote democracy, and one-dollar-one-vote capitalism.

Reforming Our Justice System Will Require Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances

Christine Leonard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Christine Leonard

As Congress and the nation are increasingly focused on the need for systemic reform, the Coalition and its partners, on both sides of the political spectrum, believe we are on the cusp of meaningful change, through fair sentencing and fair chances.

Jacob Kerr

LGBT Asylum Seekers Not Getting Enough Relief, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the United States awaits a major Supreme Court decision that could legalize gay marriage across the nation, there are more than 70...

Roque Planas

Texas Could Gain Big From Immigration Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 06.15.2015 | Latino Voices

The states that are suing the Obama administration to block the implementation of ambitious plans to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from d...

Who Does Gates Fund for "General Operating Support"?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The assertiveness of the Gates Foundation in funding its approved version of education reform takes on head-tilting meaning when one considers the organizations that Gates funds "for general operating support."

Why It Is Imperative To Address Latino Health Disparities

Elianne Ramos | Posted 05.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

What is health inequity? What are the social determinants that generate it? What is being done to address it? On my latest online show, it became clear that it is impossible to talk about issues of health equity without discussing social justice.

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Steve Horn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market.

Am I Ready for Hillary?

Peter Greene | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for President. Let the questions begin. My question is, will she be good for public education? Clinton's track record hasn't brought her into education issues very often. But there is one huge honking squealing flashing siren wrapped in a fluorescent red flag atop a high-powered blinking crimson light.

5 Radical Ideas Hillary Should Support

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

I've argued that Hillary Clinton is at risk of being a weak presidential nominee -- on several counts. She seems like yesterday's news rather than tomorrow's. The excitement of a having a breakthrough woman president is blunted by the fact that her husband got there first. She will raise a ton of money from Wall Street, just like the Republican nominee, blurring differences and depressing turnout. Despite the absence of a formidable primary challenger (assuming Elizabeth Warren doesn't run), Clinton is likely to under-perform in the primaries. Still, she is likely to be the Democratic nominee. While it's good that Clinton is positioning herself as more of a progressive, I think she needs to be even more radical, both to generate real enthusiasm and to address America's real problems.

Hillary Clinton Ready to Take the Next Step to Forging a 'More Perfect Union'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We live in a complex world and it's one Clinton knows well. There are no easy answers on how to deal with ISIS, the Iranians, the Israeli/Palestinian question, race relations, etc. Anyone who suggests there are easy answers to these and other thorny issues should be regarded as a fool.

Polls: The Middle Class Likes Profit Sharing

Joseph Blasi | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Joseph Blasi

Polls and surveys show that the middle class has a positive attitude towards profit sharing and the whole idea of employee shares. This evidence is important since the idea of middle class profit shares has been percolating up in policy discussions across the country.

Racial Inequality Has Sucked Trillions From The Economy, New Report Says

Fusion | Emily DeRuy | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices

In just three decades, people of color will make up the majority of the United States’ population. But as the nation grows more diverse, so too does...

The Future of Electricity (Part 3): To Speed Innovation, Share the Gains Fairly

Carl Pope | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The transition from outmoded, dirty power to advanced, clean energy is highly lucrative. Winners should compensate vulnerable losers; just capture a fraction of these new profits and we can protect the security and welfare of otherwise stranded workers and communities, provide investment capital for economic diversification and ensure the full value of pension funds.

Democrats Answer the False Choice of Growth Versus Redistribution With Inclusive Prosperity

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Democrats have not done well at all in telling their story and explaining their policies in a coherent manner. At the same time Republicans have been doing at least as well in addressing their message to the middle class voters.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Pollster Explains Why Republicans Need Record Minority Support To Win In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American electorate is more diverse than ever, which means Republicans will have to attract a record percentage of minorities to win...

Elise Foley

Deporting Beneficiaries Of Obama's Immigration Action Would Cost $50.3 Billion: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deporting the estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants who could benefit from deportation-relief policies that Republicans are trying...

Where Men and Dads Fit in the Work-Family Balance Equation

Emily Baxter | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Emily Baxter

It can be easy to paint work-family balance issues, and the policies that could make a real difference for the economic security and well-being of our families, as women's issues only.

Ezekiel Emanuel: What's More Important, How Long You Live Or How You Live?

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business

Ezekiel Emanuel, bioethicist and fellow at the Center for American Progress, discussed a well-known piece he wrote for The Atlantic called "Why I Hope...

New Teachers May Be Staying In The Field Longer Than Before

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

New teachers may be staying longer in the education field than in the past, according to a new analysis. About 70 percent of beginning teachers ar...

Jeb Bush, Still Not a Full Advocate for Civil Same-Sex Marriage

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

It appears Jeb Bush is trying to resurrect his brother's version of compassionate conservatism when it comes to same-sex marriage and the LGBT community. He has now made various comments on the issue trying to please all sides. As a member of the LGBT community, I think it is crucial that we not accept any of his versions.

Elizabeth Warren: Our Populist Agenda -- In Her Own Words

Roger Hickey | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the most visible leader of the growing populist movement that is uniting a new majority around an agenda for economic change. But with media visibility comes over-simplified media analysis.

Jason Linkins

Antonio Weiss' Supporters Tout His Authorship Of A Liberal Think-Tank's Economic Study. But Why?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

Antonio Weiss, the Lazard mergers and acquisitions expert who the Obama administration has tapped to serve as the U.S. Treasury's undersecretary of do...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Infiltrates The Clinton Borg

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats still don't know what to do about the Clinton years. That wouldn't be a big deal if President Bill Clinton's legacy didn't ...