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Was 2015 The Year Of The Mural?

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Was 2015 the "Year of the Mural"? A lot of people thought so, and the rise of commercial festivals and commissioned public/private mural programs p...

Meet Cyborg, The Badass Black Superhero You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

Cyborg, the techno-powered teenage superhero, is rising to the ranks of peers like Superman and Batman by headlining his own comic book series. But wh...

How Progressives Talk About July 4 And Our National History

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

There has to be a way we can do what needs doing, to shine a light on the problems and injustices in our country, while still publicly embracing a commitment to the whole country, the whole community.

Want to Be an Ally in the Fight Against Racism? Two Teens Show How It's Done

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.16.2016 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

One of the more difficult things to do, for many of us at least, is to react in the moment, when injustice is occurring right in front our eyes, but in a way that does not directly affect us. The "safe" thing to do is avoid the conflict, to get away and certainly not get involved. However, there are times when the safe thing to do is not the right thing to do.

Supreme Court Decision Undermines Education and Opportunity

Michael Roth | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Michael Roth

University admissions programs are not the place to promote partisan visions of social justice, but they are the place to produce the most dynamic and profound learning environments.

Another Towering Gallery Full Of Art to Be Demolished

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The numbers are astounding: 105 artists, 9 floors, 36 apartments, 30,000 visitors. One hour. That is how much time street art enthusiast Spencer...

Ghost in the Machine: Pete Peterson Haunts College Campuses

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Media touted the event without looking deeper. Clips the day after did the same. Nary a mention of Pete Peterson or his vicious austerity agenda which will slash government spending, kill jobs, condemn students to higher rates of debt and make it much harder for graduates to succeed.

Incoming Barclays' Chairman Urges Culture Change

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

* Banks must put less focus on short-term profit - Walker * Wants firms to say how many bankers get 1 mln stg pay * Walk...

The Slick "No Labels" Plan to Duck Debate, Cut Social Security and Coddle the 1%

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

No Labels is the creation of overpaid political insiders who work hand-in-glove with longtime opponents of Social Security and Medicare, pushing the agenda of the wealthiest among us by exploiting the public's understandable frustration with gridlocked government.

Intergenerational Equity: The Mother of All Guilt Trips

Brent Green | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Brent Green

To what extent are post-50 adults financially obligated to future generations?

Ryan Grim

What Half A Billion Dollars Buys You In Washington | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Peter Peterson, a Wall Street billionaire who has been calling for cuts to Social Security and other government programs for years, is h...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Americans Elect Candidates Still Not Doing Well | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Last week, we reported on the newly minted "Draft David Walker" movement, a campaign to get the former head of the Government Accountability Office i...

Jason Linkins

Americans Elect Backers Quit Americans Elect To Get American Elected | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

When Americans Elect was founded back in April of 2010 by a collection of semi-obscure political elites and hedge fund managers, their intention was t...

WATCH: Who Is The Millionaire Madam? Pig Rescuer Or Racy Brothel Leader?

Posted 03.08.2012 | New York

The bizarre case of Anna Gristina, the accused millionaire madam being charged with running a widespread prostitution ring in the Upper East Side, go...

The Radical Center We Don't Need

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A secretive independent party financed by hedge fund and private equity plutocrats is not only a blight on the democratic process. It could end up being a dangerous wild card in a momentous election.

Michael McAuliff

Obama's Deficit Plan 'Worse Than Nothing' Says Former U.S. Comptroller | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the experts who attended President Obama’s Rose Garden deficit speech is hammering the White House Tuesday, saying the presiden...

Fiscal Folly

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

The more immediate problem facing the economy is the high unemployment rate, the risk of a largely jobless recovery, and a lost generation of prosperity.

Both Sides Agree: Address Jobs Now and Deficits Later

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Mishel

Spending on job creation is not inconsistent with deficit reduction -- in fact, high deficits will be with us as long as high unemployment is. Many of our leaders still do not understand this.

Top Deficit Hawk David Walker Says Job Creation Is Top Priority

Politico | LAWRENCE MISHEL & DAVID M. WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

resident Barack Obama is in a difficult position when it comes to deficits. Today's high deficits will have to go even higher to help address unemploy...

RIP Compassionate Conservatism

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

In taking a purely obstructionist stance, the GOP has evinced scant empathy for tens of millions of fellow Americans who lack basic protection against illness or injury. So much for compassionate conservatism.

Listen to Mr. David Walker

John David Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John David Lewis

Officials must often make a choice: to remain silent and keep their jobs, or to resign and speak the truth.

Listen to Mr. David Walker

John David Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John David Lewis

Officials must often make a choice: to remain silent and keep their jobs, or to resign and speak the truth. Faced with this dilemma, on March 12, 2008, David Walker chose to resign.

U.K. Prime Minister Supports Holding Banker's Bonuses for 5 Years | Gonzalo Vina and Andrew MacAskill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the U.K. government will adopt plans forcing banks to hold back half of all bonuses for senior...

Bad Vibes from the Stars

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The L-shaped economy that we're in is one which won't get much better and will require an adjustment to lower economic growth and a lower standard of living.

Take A Deep Breath And Count To Three

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Harber

Congress and the current Administration have allowed the nation's finances to deteriorate to a dangerous level.