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Trump wants to drown government in a bathtub

Donald Cohen | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Donald Cohen

President Donald Trump already has some congressional Republicans worried about his ability to stay on message. But the president's federal government...

The Trump Administration's Week One: Energy and Environment Policy

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

The Trump administration has promised significant shifts in energy and environmental policies. Already in his first week in office, the President has ...

Our Oath: An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Dear President-elect Trump, In less than 24 hours you will stand on the steps of the Capitol and take an oath to become the 45th President of the Un...

What I Hope Our Kids Have Learned From Their Dad's Time In The White House

Kari McDonough | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Kari McDonough

Eight years ago, when our kids were 7, 4 and 1, their dad started work in the West Wing of the White House. They are now high school, middle school, a...

OMB: A Small Agency With Big Muscles To Help President-Elect Trump Succeed

Max Stier | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published in The Hill. President-elect Donald Trump's decision to name conservative budget hawk Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to be...

Local Policy Responses To Federal Changes May Mean More Inequality

Mehroz Baig | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Mehroz Baig

The scene is set for a push-and-pull that includes many factors, such as funding, to determine what a local response may look like for different policy areas.

Under a Trump presidency, who would be left to run the government?

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Here's Donald Trump's tremendous plan for managing the federal government's workforce if he's elected president: 1) Fire employees at will; 2) Do n...

Stop Defaming SNAP, Start Helping Deserving Families

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

None of these hearings have resulted in any meaningful action for the program. Instead, they are exercises in futility, operating on misconceptions and perpetuating stereotypes.

Venture Funding Unrefined: An Inconvenient Truth

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

While most of us obsess over access to private capital to kickstart new ventures, a very sizable part of such capital is already quietly flowing in th...

The USAGov Contact Center Connects You to Answers from Your Government | Posted 07.21.2016 | HuffPost Home

On November 13, 2015 at approximately 4:20 PM ET, a set of coordinated attacks shook Paris.At approximately 5:00 PM ET, the USAGov Contact Center, han...

Texas, 12 Other States Push To Block Feds From Enforcing Trans Bathroom Guidance

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

A coalition of 13 states led by Texas wants a federal judge to block the Obama administration from enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws in a way...

The True Cost of Anti-Government Extremism

Ann Morgan | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Ann Morgan

On June 15th, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold a forum on public lands. The forum will examine the emergence of anti-government threats to parks, forests, wildlife refuges, historic sites and recreation lands across America.

UPDATED: Get Smart Fast: The Clean Power Plan in 200 Words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 05.13.2017 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

In August 2015, for the first time, the federal government issued regulations on carbon emissions from power plants. The rules included an interim goal and a final goal for each state of allowable CO2 emissions with the overarching goal of cutting carbon pollution by 32 percent by 2030.

Federal Schools for Native American Students Are Crumbling. Here's How to Fix Them.

Rep. Betty McCollum | Posted 05.04.2017 | Politics
Rep. Betty McCollum

Classrooms and hallways so cold children wear coats all day. Ceilings that leak year round. Buckled floors and broken doorways. A science classroom so poorly ventilated it can't be used for chemistry experiments.

Death and taxes. Death, please.

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 04.15.2017 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

April 15 has special significance to Americans, but also people around the world who wish to commemorate, for example, the day in history when the fis...

If We're Serious About Tackling Poverty, Let's Talk About Housing

Terri Ludwig | Posted 04.06.2017 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

The rising cost of housing in U.S. cities like San Francisco and New York is a well-known problem. Flying under the radar: an affordable housing crisis is growing in every state in the union.

United States v. Apple

Rumni Saha | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics
Rumni Saha

The pen is indeed mightier than the sword and goes to show that every issue, however divisive, can be resolved peacefully. So in the end whether we side with or disagree with Apple, it is a joy and a privilege to see America's forefathers' inalienable dreams bear fruit.

What Apple vs. FBI Means for VR

Steven Schkolne | Posted 03.24.2017 | Technology
Steven Schkolne

It's the year 2025 - we're all walking around with technogoggles on our heads, living in a mixture of virtual reality and real reality. Welcome to the...

Fed Meeting: How the Federal Reserve Interest Rate Affects You

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics

By Laura Woods, Contributor After another month of carefully watching the markets, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System have decided ...

Latinos Underscore Real Issues Amid Season of Anti-immigrant Rhetoric

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 02.25.2017 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

With more than 58 million Latinos in the U.S. -- 28 million of whom are eligible to vote in this year's presidential election, Latinos remain determined to counter such fear-mongering by cultivating a culture of civic engagement in this nation's public affairs.

When It Comes to the Budget at Least the Socialist Is Honest About His Plans

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Politicians pander. It comes naturally to them. But voters can change that by asking difficult questions and insisting on honest answers, no matter how embarrassing.

Clean Power Plan: 50 Ways to Get More Clean, Local Energy

John Farrell | Posted 02.10.2017 | Green
John Farrell

The Clean Power Plan is a breath of fresh air from the federal government too often known for climate inaction, but it shouldn't reinforce an increasingly unnatural electric company monopoly over the electric system.

Supreme Court Justices To Snowstorm Jonas: It's Just Ice

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

Washington largely shut down on Monday after a major snowstorm hit the East Coast over the weekend. But one branch of the federal government did show ...

Ted Cruz's Assault on D.C.'s Local Laws Reveals His Hypocrisy

Danielle Higgins | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
Danielle Higgins

If there is one thing that we can all agree on about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), it is that he is a staunch advocate of state rights and local control. But his belief in local control over local affairs clearly does not extend to those who actually live in Washington, D.C.

"Don't Call Me Cookie": Resolving

Paola K Amaras | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Paola K Amaras

Just last week, the federal government issues their new food guidelines and of course, that got me thinking. January is always the time of year when w...