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Center for American Progress

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 01.08.2015 | 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 01.05.2015 | 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 ...

Rebecca Klein

The Racial Achievement Gap Is Costing America's Economy Trillions

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business

The gap in educational achievement between white students and students of color could be costing the nation trillions of dollars, according to a new r...

Ali Watkins

Denis McDonough Used To Like Intelligence Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2006, with the Bush administration resisting efforts by Congress to look into the execution of its global war on terror, the Center f...

Hanging in the Balance: The Ramirez Family

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.23.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Vicky's part of a mixed-status family: Different family members have different immigration statuses.

Retailers, Bankers and Democrats Agree

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Income inequality is killing the economy. Retailers, bankers and Democrats agree on that. Really. It's only Republicans who continue to insist that income inequality is great.

Two-Thirds Of America's Biggest Retailers Are Worried About Flat Wages

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

"Both corporate America and our relentlessly squeezed middle class are stuck in a vicious cycle of low wages and low demand, an economic crisis that trickle-down solutions can never fix."

Rebecca Klein

Teachers Expect Less From Students Of Color

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.07.2014 | Black Voices

Students from low-income families and students of color may perform poorly in school because their teachers simply do not believe in them. A study ...

9 Things Parents Could Buy With The Money They Spend On Child Care

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents

You could spend two weeks straight drinking margaritas with three of your closest friends at Club Med... or, you could put your baby in day care. ...

We Don't Know If The Internet Can Handle This Much Girl Power In One Photo

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted a photo Thursday containing so much girl power it could "break the Internet." Pelosi was join...

Kevin Short

LA Mayor's $13.25 Minimum Wage Would Benefit 40 Percent Of Workforce

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business

If Los Angeles raised its minimum wage to $13.25 per hour, roughly 40 percent of the city's workforce would benefit and LA's poverty rate would declin...

Samantha Lachman

How The Kochs Are Organizing Against Your Local Zoo, Transit And School Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the network of conservative groups funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch are better known for spending millions on top-ti...

Sam Levine

Why Some Immigration Activists Want To Stop Meeting With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of immigration activists formed a picket line outside of the White House Monday to call for advocacy groups to stop meeting ...

Talking Points Trump Truth in Message-Driven Washington

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians have misled voters for as long as there have been politicians. At times, though, and not so long ago, it was not a death wish to claim to be a moderate willing to work with members of the other party. That's hardly possible when message makers call the shots.

Low Salaries Keep Many Teachers Out Of The Middle Class, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Teachers’ starting salaries may be nothing to brag about, but a big problem lies in the fact that these salaries barely grow over time, says a new r...

Amanda Terkel

How The Washington Football Team Creates A Hostile Environment For Native American Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Much of the debate over whether to keep the Washington football team's name has centered around whether it's actually offensive to Nativ...

Study: Don't Scapegoat U.S. Trafficking Law Because of Child Refugee Crisis

Free The Slaves | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Assertions have been made that the TVPRA is to blame for the influx of children fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Some news articles suggest that smugglers are telling parents of at-risk children that the U.S. offers a "free pass" to minors.

David McCabe

Biden Calls Out Cheney On Cuts To Food Stamps, Transportation

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday rebuked Dick Cheney's call to cut spending for food stamps and highways and increase funds for the...

Rebecca Klein

Bad News About The State Of American Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Regardless of how much money their district spends, more than 1 million American students attend unproductive schools. A new report out Wednesday f...

Common Core's Implementation Is Tricky for Social Studies

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Murali Balaji

With Common Core's focus on math and reading, social studies is still on the back burner in many states. Many social studies teachers and administrators I work with have told me that a challenge to eventually applying Common Core frameworks to social studies is the dearth of up-to-date content.

Laura Bassett

How Lax Gun Laws In The U.S. Let Domestic Abusers Buy Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

There are at least 11,986 convicted stalkers living in the United States right now who can walk into a store, pass a background check and legally purc...