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Dave Jamieson

How A Minimum Wage Boost Could Save $46 Billion

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and ties it to inflation, it could reduce federal spending on food stamp benefits ...

Ryan Grim

Climate Change Emerges As Central Diplomatic Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Tom Perriello is leaving the Center for American Progress to head the State Department's Quadrennial Diplomacy and Developme...

Kate Sheppard

Environmentalists Say Kerry 'Has No Choice But To Reject The Keystone XL Permit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– National environmental leaders say they are "confident" that Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama will eventually ...

Show This To The Next Person Who Argues We Don't Need Unions

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

The decline in union membership in the United States has consequences reaching well outside the factory walls, among them: Fueling the rise of income ...

Are We There Yet? Going the Distance for the Family and Medical Leave Act

Randi Weingarten | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

The shifts in our economy have shown how easy it is to fall into poverty, and how hard it is to climb out. There is no upside to the fraying of the social safety net, no matter how some policymakers attempt to defend it. The consequences can be disastrous for families, disruptive to communities and a drain on the economy.

The Finger-Pointing Caucus: Rich Congress, Poor Americans

Margie Omero | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Predictably, recent celebrations of the anniversary of the War on Poverty, votes to extend unemployment insurance, discussions of a minimum wage hike,...

Joy Resmovits

The Surprising Results Of Teacher Satisfaction Surveys

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

As sweeping reforms dramatically change what it means to be an American teacher, a steady stream of headlines, studies and op-eds assert that teachers...

Shriver Report Reveals Shocking Reality of Women's Lives

Tabby Biddle | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Washington and corporate America have not caught up to this reality, and why is this? Because, and it seems so obvious, the voices of women are so drastically underrepresented at the highest levels where public policy and corporate decisions are being made.

The Shriver Report Reveals Depth Of American Women's Financial Struggles

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

One-third of American women are living at or near the brink of poverty. That's one of the key findings from The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation ...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Jumps In The Ring For 2016 With New Leadership

The Washington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the super PAC that helped give President Obama air cover during his hard-fought reelection campaign, is set to announce a new l...

Jon Ward

Taxing The Rich Is Not The Left's Economic Growth Strategy, Center For American Progress Leader Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Higher taxes on wealthy Americans is not the centerpiece of the progressive movement's solution to the nation's economic problems, the h...

To Healthy and Happy Holidays

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Conor Gaughan

The Affordable Care Act's impact on LGBT Americans is worth attention. For the first time, we can all access affordable health insurance options without discrimination. But, let's be honest, enrollment isn't going viral. Out2Enroll and I took a risk to try and challenge that.

Progressives on the Take

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Democrats bear as much responsibility as Republicans for allowing our once promising democracy to degenerate into a plutocracy of the irresponsible super-rich.

Ryan Grim

Here's A List Of All The Center For American Progress' Corporate Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Center for American Progress has for years faced a tension between its call for campaign finance transparency and its unwillingness ...

John Podesta Recuses Himself From Keystone XL Issue

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff who is to join President Barack Obama's team as an adviser, is recu...

Academic Freedom in Turkey Under Seige

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

It appears that Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-based Islamic preacher from Turkey who promotes peace and tolerance, and the schools associated with his religious Hizmet movement can't get a break.

Sam Stein

Fix The Sequester Or Budget Deal Means Nothing, Obama Allies Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party's top think tank is urging lawmakers to accept nothing short of ending sequestration during upcoming budget cuts. ...

Where Are We Now? Six Takeaways From the Center for American Progress' 10-Year Anniversary Event

Joan Michelson | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics
Joan Michelson

The Center for American Progress commemorated its 10-year anniversary with a day-long conference of A-list speakers whose discussions provided a snapshot of the progressive -- aka Democratic -- movement the past 10 years.

Jerry Brown Heads East, Talks West

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown headed east on Wednesday for a featured speech Thursday in Washington to talk up his now ballyhooed successes out here in the west.

Sam Stein

After Shutdown Triumph, Progressives Revert To Handwringing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Down the street from the White House, in the ornate Astor Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel, hundreds of progressive thinkers, think tank ...

Kerry Warns Budget Gridlock Could Lead To Lasting Damage

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - America's top diplomat warned on Thursday that the United States could suffer more ...

Kate Sheppard

Al Gore: Keystone XL Is 'Ridiculous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is "ridiculous" and "an atrocity," said former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday. Speaking at an e...

Sam Stein

Foreign Diplomats Offered To Buy John Kerry's Lunch During The Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday lamented the damage done to America's image abroad during the government shutdown fight, sayin...

Think Again: 10 Years of False Equivalence and Still Going Strong

Eric Alterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Eric Alterman

The mainstream media's greatest failure has been its members' inability to acknowledge this reality. Over and over, no matter what the issue, journalists create a sense of false equivalence between positions that rest on data and logic and those that don't.

Al-Shabab's Attack in Kenya: Media Coverage Plays into Terrorist Agenda

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.01.2013 | World
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Using blanket terms like "Islamist" to describe any non-secular Muslim group or individual is a lazy way to simplistically term an enormous spectrum of people and attitudes and philosophies and histories.