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Dear Mr. Speaker!

Frances Causey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Frances Causey

Work no longer pays in America. The game is fundamentally rigged and ordinary people who do everything right, who play by rules still end up with the short end of the stick.

The Myth of High Corporate Taxes

Allan Abramson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Allan Abramson

Facts are not in fashion right now. Argument by anecdote, by attack, by fear, by anger, and by falsehoods, all are preferable to dry facts. One example is the myth of high corporate taxes, and the corresponding call for lower corporate tax rates.

Climate Change This Week: Super Arctic Cyclones, Droughts to Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

You heard plenty about the 2012 U.S. drought, which still continues, but Britain endured a record early drought THEN record deluges that soaked the ground, then flooded over it, nationwide.

Will The FTC's Google Decision Ignite A Patent War?

Reuters | Andrew Longstreth | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

(Corrects identification of attorney Matthew Woods in final two paragraphs) By Andrew Longstreth NEW YORK, Jan 6 (Reute...

New Year's Resolutions And Corporate Social Responsibility

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Recognition by corporations of their fair tax contribution could go a long way toward shoring up the social fabric, political climate and the financial health of our country, all currently sorely frayed.

Robots Don't Destroy Jobs; Rapacious Corporate Executives Do

William Lazonick | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
William Lazonick

It's easy to blame technology, especially the automation that supposedly displaces workers. But that's not the real story. The fact is that automation creates jobs. It's the misuse of corporate profits that is destroying them.

Climate Change This Week: Marine Heat Waves, Peel N Stick Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

West Antarctic ice is melting much faster than thought and could raise sea levels ultimately by 11 feet, reports Michael Lemonick at Climate Central. ...

Climate Change This Week: Bumper Clean Energy, Death By Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Collaboration Builds a Sustainable AND Affordable Home, reports Kathy Orton at the Washington Post. Habitat for Humanity, community government and lea...

Corporate Giants Should Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Corporations want to be treated as individuals when it comes to political contributions but not when it comes to paying their taxes. I think we should change that. It's the most logical and reasonable solution to balancing the budget and reducing the deficit.

What Would FDR Do?

Frances Causey | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Frances Causey

If FDR were president today, my guess is he would not meet in secret with the House speaker to cut a backroom deal that would further hammer the 99 percent by reducing Medicare and Social Security benefits. Instead, FDR would call it like he saw it.

Climate Change This Week: A Break for Clean Energy, 2012 Hottest Yet, GravityLight, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Employee Wellness Programs for Family Caregivers: Not Just a Nice Idea, but a Sound Investment

Tory Zellick | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

Flex-time programs, independent of sick leave programs, are critical in providing family caregivers the time they need to take care of their loved ones.

Climate Change This Week: Plastic Lightbulbs, Bye-Bye Reindeer and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Rudolph and friends are dying off, as Arctic snow now occasionally melts, then refreezes into impenetrable ice, covering reindeer food, explains Jeff Flocken at Living On Earth.

An Empire Built on the Pillars of Fear: Panic and the Corporation

Nichola Petts | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

Sure, we need to pay the bills. We all have responsibilities. But taking the time to ask yourself what makes you happy and what doesn't every so often surely isn't a bad thing. Life is too short to spend it in a job, or a relationship, or a situation that makes you miserable.

Climate Change This Week: Freaky Fracking, the Solar Sell and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Friggin' Fracking Foiling Human Health all over the U.S., as both underground and accidental above ground releases of toxic chemicals enter our air and water, reports Elizabeth Royte at The Nation. Think organic chemicals, heavy metals and even radioactivity. Fun, huh?

Corporate Responsibility and the 'Fiscal Cliff'

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

There may be no better opportunity or context within which to include on the agenda a substantive and inclusive conversation about the social responsibility of corporations.

An Inconvenient Truth About Lincoln (That You Won't Hear from Hollywood)

Lynn Parramore | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Lynn Parramore

Some of the most powerful corporations of Lincoln's time were wildly enriched by having a friend in one Abraham Lincoln.

Extreme Productivity Is Extremely Useful: Book Review of author Robert Pozen

James Grundvig | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
James Grundvig

What is a professional who gets phished, wastes time, and loses his edge on being efficient supposed to do? Read business productivity expert Robert Pozen's book Extreme Productivity.

Climate Change This Week: Oily Risks, CapNTrade, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Invest in BP, Chevron? We don't think so, says investment firm MSCI Inc, reports Jason Plautz at InsideClimate News.

Applying The Start-Up Mindset To Your Company

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

What is it about large companies (or small ones that run like large ones), that every issue has to be treated like a world war?

Climate Change This Week: Climate Change Clout, Permafrost Peril and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

"Climate Change Changed Election" reported Doughlas Fischer at the Daily Climate, noting that most Congressional candidates targeted for their denial of climate change or anti-clean energy stance lost in the 2012 elections.

Simple Math: How Corporations Are Getting a Free Lunch From Uncle Sam at Our Expense

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The business world loves to claim that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and yet our corporations seem to be enjoying exactly that, at our expense. I vote we shut down these expense accounts and restore fairness to the tax code.

Climate Change This Week: Burning Farts, Improved Cloud Forecast and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Hurricane Sandy, 2012 Climate Change Poster Child, was likely influenced by continuing climate change in 3 ways.

15 Major Companies That Are Helping Sandy Victims

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

With all the talk of fake charities and scam artists trying to take advantage of hurricane victims, it's easy to overlook the people and corporations ...

Reclaiming Right to Life From the Right Wing

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Right to Life should mean access to health care. The right-wing supports birth, but not health care for all as right of citizenship. Priority number one of a Romney administration is to repeal Obamacare.