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Am I Ready for Hillary?

Peter Greene | Posted 04.18.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 ...

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...