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Study Shows Violence Costs Chicago $5.3 Billion Annually

Posted 06.21.2012 | Chicago

A Center for American Progress study tracing the costs of violent crime found that Chicago loses $5.3 billion to the literal and intangible costs of v...

Another Conservative Myth Busted -- Did Fannie and Freddie Really Cause the Financial Sector Meltdown?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Another Big Lie circulating among conservatives is the belief that the Wall Street meltdown was caused by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Community Re...

Honoring the Vision of a Remarkable Woman and Fortune 500 CEO

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 08.07.2012 | Women
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

While progressives have lost a lioness, she will live on in all that she started.

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Fifty percent of women put off getting medical care because of economic factors. One third of women pay their medical bills by trimming back on basic needs such as food. Understanding what the ACA offers gives women a window into what will transpire if it is defeated.

Private Sector Leads on Clean Energy

Kate Gordon | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Kate Gordon

The private sector is leading the way toward a cleaner energy future. Across the country, companies are setting internal carbon reduction goals, building more efficient factories, putting up wind and solar panels -- and asking their suppliers to do the same.

Michelangelo Signorile

LGBT Activists Criticize Obama, Gay Leaders, for Failure to Sign Executive Order Banning Discrimination | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.15.2012 | Gay Voices

In separate interviews, two prominent LGBT activists slammed President Obama for refusing to sign an Executive Order "at this time" barring federal co...

A Triple Play on Improving Oversight for Better Contracting

David Isenberg | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

The core argument of all private military and security contractor advocates is that they can do things more cheaply and efficiently than the public sector. But the problem is that most PMSC advocates assert this all the time, often without evidence.

Workplace Discrimination Costs Businesses Staggering Amount

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Discriminating against your employees can cost you. Workplace discrimination against employees based on race, gender or sexual orientation costs b...

Startling Numbers Behind Veteran Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

Fighting in a war can be a harrowing experience, but imagine coming back and not being able to find a home. More than one million veterans are at ...

The Most 'Insanely Great' -- But Missing -- iPad Feature Ever

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Emmanuelle Chriqui

If the last decade has taught us anything, it's that where Apple goes, the world market will follow. We would like to see that path be one that leads towards building responsible products that enhance the lives of all people of the world -- not just consumers.

Americans Disagree With Mitt Romney: Corporations Aren't People

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.24.2012 | Business

Whatever Mitt Romney says, the American people aren't buying this whole "corporations are people" thing. More than half of Americans said corporat...

In Republican Debates, Ideology Trumps Intelligent Immigration Policy

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

As last week's "pile-up" showed, it's time to reveal the candidates' proposed solutions for the wrecks they truly are.

Brookings Is World's Top Think Tank, Report Shows

| Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

By Ambreen Ali Roll Call Staff The Brookings Institution ranked once again as the world's top think tank in an annual survey out today. The inf...

Occupying the GOP

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Nowhere can the impact of the Occupy insurgency be better seen than in the fumbling efforts of Romney's GOP rivals to capture the new anti-corporate sentiment.

Sam Stein

Tom Perriello To Head Center For American Progress Advocacy Arm | Sam Stein | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) a beloved progressive whom activists and party officials had pushed to consider a gubernatorial run in...

Very Few Of The Long-Term Unemployed Receiving Benefits

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

As the nation faces a labor crisis that refuses to let up, 7 million Americans currently receiving unemployment benefits may be running out of time to...

Lack of Minority Teachers Attributed To Bias And Low Graduation Rates

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

Minority students will likely outnumber white students in the next decade or two, but the failure of the national teacher demographic to keep up with ...

Michael Bloomberg: 'Just Allow The Bush Tax Cuts To Expire'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

A prominent member of the one percent has laid out his opinion on Bush-era tax cuts: It's time to get rid of them, and not just those for the rich eit...

Billionaire Bloomberg Tells Washington How To Balance Budget

AP | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Congress' deficit-fighting "supercommittee" must take bold action to balance the budget, and both parties must be willing to compromise to...

Does the Religious Right Really Care about Children?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.28.2011 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

In anointing themselves the champions of "family values" and protectors of vulnerable children, religious conservatives have had little to say when confronted with the undeniable existence of actual gay families -- particularly kids with LGBT parents.

A Clear Plan to Cut Poverty and Restore Shared Prosperity in the U.S.

John Podesta | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
John Podesta

We're coming out of a lost decade in which poverty increased and median incomes declined despite overall increases in worker productivity and corporate profits. But this decade can be different.

New Report Details Inequities For Children Of Gay Parents

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.25.2011 | Gay Voices

-- According to her dads, life is good for Carrigan Starling-Littlefield, a spunky 5-year-old being raised by two gay men in South Carolina, which do...

Teacher Absences: What Would Jesus Say?

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 12.11.2011 | Comedy
Carolyn Bucior

We see a fig tree, full of fruit, and hear a sheep bell ring purposefully. At the bottom of hill, Simon slips on his sandals. SIMON: Race you to the top!

Hunger Costs The Country $167 Billion Every Year: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

While the wealthiest people in the U.S. continue to pull further and further ahead of the rest of society, the Great Recession has left millions out o...

States With The Most Deficient Bridges

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

If the president's jobs act were to pass, the subsequent infrastructure investment might become a bridge to work for many of the country's unemployed....