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CERES: Mobilizing Business and Investors for Climate Protection

John J. Berger | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
John J. Berger

Based on the bad actors, sometimes it's tempting to assume all large multinational corporations are unconcerned about their environmental impacts. The reality is far more nuanced.

Clinton Foundation Must Stop Hiding Behind Dark Money Groups

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The Clinton Foundation claims that it's committed to transparency - but clearly, it's not.

Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin?

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miles McCarter

Lately I have been asking myself: What would I do if I could shed myself of my bipolar disorder? Is it part of the core of my identity, even if it is ...

Focusing Corporate Sustainability Ratings on What Matters

Jean Rogers | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
Jean Rogers

Investors need strong signals on sustainability performance--signals that cut through the noise. Toward this end, corporate sustainability ratings must focus on what really matters, not just quantity of corporate ESG disclosure, but quality and materiality.

Paul Blumenthal

The Chamber Of Commerce Is Fighting Fiercely To Stop The Scourge Of Corporate Transparency

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This spring, shareholders in more than 100 companies will introduce resolutions calling for greater disclosure of corporations' politica...

Paul Blumenthal

Montana Republicans And Democrats Unite To Ban Dark Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Montana legislature passed sweeping campaign finance legislation on Wednesday that will require the disclosure of all donors to any ...

Hillary's Right to Privacy: Another Needed Debate About Clinton's Backchannel Emails

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

With the 2016 presidential race off and running, the growing controversy over Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's prohibited use of a private email account and server to conduct her official business as Secretary of State is certainly not going away soon.

Why Autism Is Not a Secret in Our Family

Mary Hickey | Posted 05.30.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

I am the mother of four children, three of whom have autism spectrum disorders. I have had to look three little boys in the eye and share their diagnosis with them.

Nobody Wants Sewer Money Stinking up Congress... Except Congress

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Washington's long streak of bad decision-making often comes down to big money's influence in our political system. Our representatives are fettered to well-heeled special interest groups who help fund their campaigns in America's pricey elections.

Mr. President, It's Our Moment of Truth

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

From the heartlands of America to our city centers, there are too many folks who don't believe our system works. When citizens are under-served by their leaders, an apathy is fostered that enables corruption and prevents accountability.

Hillary President? The Elephant in the Room...Bill

Georges Ugeux | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Sorry, Mr. President, for calling you an elephant, although it is a very intelligent animal, as you well know.

Paul Blumenthal

Here's Where Campaign Finance Reform May Move Ahead As Congress Dithers

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly five years after the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United altered the landscape for money in politics, Congress has done not...

Paul Blumenthal

These Super PACs Spent Big As Elections Neared, But Kept Donors Secret Until Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in his Los Angeles County district saw very little spending from outside group...

The Broken Promises of Citizens United

Duncan Hosie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.

Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans: The Legends Return

Stephen Grant | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

Our favorite voices of the '90s return with albums to remind us that soul still lives in R&B music.

A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.

Activist Comics: Disclosure

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.18.2015 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

After $145 million of anonymous spending in the midterm elections, the American public remains none the wiser as to who not only wanted to spend fortunes influencing politics, but needed to do it without exposing their identities and their motives.

Paul Blumenthal

Mitch McConnell's Triumph Strikes Worry In The Hearts Of Campaign Finance Reformers

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past three years, House Republicans have repeatedly tried, and failed, to bar federal agencies from adopting regulations to gov...

Paul Blumenthal

The World After Citizens United: Here Is Your First $100 Million Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on the election trail Oct. 25 to rally Democrats ahead of Tuesd...

Information You Need to Make Up Your Own Mind

Meredith McGehee | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Meredith McGehee

As things stand now, the burden is on you to figure out who is funding the ads inundating your television and attempting to influence your vote, despite long-standing laws and regulations that clearly state that broadcasters have an obligation to ascertain the "true sponsor" of the ads they run on those airwaves.

Social Media Research Ethics Clarity Needed

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Facebook now says it will apply greater internal review to research projects, but it misses the ethical point by rejecting external review. With more than one billion users worldwide, the stakes are high for social media users.

When Sex Addicts Reveal Everything to Spouses

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Whatever its origin, sex addiction takes a heavy toll on not just the addict, but on all those with whom he or she has formed close relationships.

In the Company of Words and Strangers

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

We all know far too well that aching disconnect between who we really are and what we project into the world. For many of us, we consciously choose to disappear -- to be "less than" because the fear of allowing ourselves to be completely "exposed."

Mary J Blige Plans Comeback With London-Inspired Album

Posted 09.09.2014 | Black Voices

It appears Mary J Blige has taken her talents across the pond to record her forthcoming studio album. After a string of collaborations in the last...

Disclosure Needed as Obama Administration Reverses Lobbyist Ban

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

There can be no doubt that too many special interests have too much access to decision-makers in Washington, D.C. But it is the height of absurdity to pretend that only registered lobbyists wield undue influence.