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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....

Islamophobia Network Targets Top Performing American Schools

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

While I recognize that there are legitimate concerns regarding the use of public funds for these charter schools... it seems that at the heart of this is an undercurrent of phobia about Islamic teaching in America.

America's Most Underrated Careers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

As the debate over job creation in America continues to heat up in Washington, turns out there are several careers worth taking a closer look at. ...

The Good News About Islamophobia

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Could I tell a darker story today? Of course. Should we be complacent? Far from it. The good news is that some are determined to help Americans live the best of our country's values.

Government Aid Keeps Millions Out Of Poverty [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Prevalent as poverty is in the United States, it'd be a lot worse without government aid. As seen in the below infographic by the Center For Ameri...

The Profiler: He IDs the Most-Absent Teachers

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 11.06.2011 | Education
Carolyn Bucior

There's a profile of the type of teacher most likely to be absent on any day. Meet profiler Raegen Miller, associate director for education research at the Center for American Progress.

Ramadan Reflection Day 26: The Struggle Of Islamophobia

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.26.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Islamophobia exists in much of the world today. It is an unfortunate reality, but a reality nonetheless.

Gag Me: The War on Women Goes Global

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.27.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Surely you have heard that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to reinstate the Global Gag Rule that prevents any family planning agencies that provide information about abortion service from receiving any U.S. foreign aid.

Zach Carter

McConnell Plan For Debt Ceiling May Be Final Answer, Insiders Say | Zach Carter | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key liberal insider and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) indicated on Sunday that the final debt ceiling deal will likely resemble something aki...

Snatching Defeat From the Mouth of Victory

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

"Let's take the politics out of education." In my many years observing and writing about American education I've probably heard variants of that phrase hundreds of times. It's naïve, of course.

Lawmakers Can Help Small Businesses Reduce Soaring Health Insurance Costs

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

State officials have the chance to drive our nation's chief job-creators down the road to less financial burden and more economic opportunities through health insurance marketplaces.

Hitting Debt Ceiling Could Wipe Out Two Years Of 401(k) Gains, Says Economist

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

Testifying before a Congressional committee on Thursday, economist Heather Boushey said that reaching the debt ceiling could trigger a stock market pl...

Lucia Graves

Climate Change Skeptics Unite At Heartland Conference | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Prominent climate change skeptics gathered at the Heartland Institute's sixth international conference on climate change on Friday to ta...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Opening The Oil Taps: A Shot Fired At Speculators | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

On first inspection, President Obama's decision to tap the nation's petroleum reserves, announced Thursday, seemed far more symbolic than consequentia...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Commerce Dept.: Foreign Companies Can Help Revive U.S. Economy | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

Large foreign companies that invest directly in the United States have proven to be a promising source of high-paying American jobs, and the United St...

Joy Resmovits

Illinois Teacher Accountability Now Official | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

With the flick of Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) wrist, an Illinois law that changes the rules governing how teachers can be hired and fired became official Mon...

CHARTS: 10 Ways America Has Become A Low-Tax Country

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

Whether a country has high taxes or low taxes would seem to be a straightforward question. Yet in the United States, the debate rages on. This wee...

What Effect Will More Corporate Ads and Interrupted Programming Really Have on PBS?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

At PBS's recent annual gathering it was announced that the number and frequency of promotions for corporate sponsors would increase during a few noted programs as an experiment.