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The Missing Priority: Child Safety And Development

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 03.15.2017 | Home
José Ramos-Horta

This article is cross-posted on Click here to add your name to a letter to the UN Secretary General and President of the General Ass...

Tuesday's Morning Email: Trump Fires Acting Attorney General

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP FIRES ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL SALLY YATES Afte...

Supreme Court Halts Special North Carolina Election Meant To Fix Racially Drawn Districts

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted an emergency petition from Republican legislators in North Carolina, putting the brakes on a speci...

The Heart of Mental Health and Well-Being at the United Nations

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his h...

As the UN Gathers for the General Assembly, It's in Real Trouble. But It Can Be Fixed.

Kevin Rudd | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
Kevin Rudd

NEW YORK -- The international community needs a strong United Nations more than ever before. But rarely has the U.N. been weaker.

Plenty of Action, Scant Progress at State Capitol

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.20.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Inside and outside the Illinois Statehouse this week there was a constant buzz of activity, though it's hard to tell whether all the action was eviden...

The School That's Making a Career in Tech Possible for Everyone

NationSwell | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact

She was a single mother living in Baltimore, eight months pregnant with her second child. After a long bought with unemployment, she found work as a customer support agent for a marketing company, but she wanted more for her family.

U.N. Serves World Leaders Food Scraps For Lunch

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.28.2015 | Home

Some of the most powerful people on the planet ate the food we throw away and leave to rot at supermarkets for their lunch on Sunday. About 30 world l...

Pope Francis Should Have Taught Tolerance to UN's Kutesa, a Supporter of Uganda's anti-LGBT Law

Milton Allimadi | Posted 09.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Milton Allimadi

The law was voided by a Uganda court because Parliament didn't have a quorum when it passed it, meaning it can be re-introduced and some of Mr. Kutesa's fellow lawmakers have already discussed doing that.

If The U.N. Global Goals Were A Spotify Playlist

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

The United Nations approved of a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at tackling poverty, climate change and other issues. And now we've al...

Coding School: When Your School Project Lands You the Job

Robin Raskin | Posted 08.19.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

As good ole fashioned jobs dry up faster than plants in the summer, there's a gold rush to get the 21st century skills you need to marketable. That message has not been lost on a crop of new "how to learn programming in a hurry" schools.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How Former Consultants Turned Startup Founders Will and Fei Are Tackling the Quarter Life Crisis

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

You can call them the hipsters, the millennials, the crazy ones, the ex-consultants, the immigrants but the Quarter Life Crisis (QLC) team has found a problem they want to solve.

State Rep. Batinick: Our biggest problem is not pensions or the budget

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.18.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Reboot Illinois is talking to 22 new Illinois legislators about what they hope to accomplish during their time in office, what they love about Illinoi...

12 Women Startups Aim to Disrupt Startup World at Women Startup Pitch Competition

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.11.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge is on a roll. In Round I, over $315,000 was raised by the startups. A panel of judges consisting of investors and t...

Illinois State Senators Square off and Share Competing Ideas

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.10.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois lawmakers are back to the drawing board when it comes to figuring out a balanced budget for the state.

Some Good News Out of Illinois' Crazy Spring Legislative Session

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.05.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There are at least a few bright spots in Illinois politics worth remembering if for no other reason than to fight off depression at the dysfunction of Illinois government. Here are some of the best bills that the General Assembly passed this spring, which are awaiting the governor's approval.

Rauner and Madigan Have the Power to Sink or Save Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.01.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While the two sides are disagreeing politically on how to run the best government for Illinoisans, Rauner, Madigan and their colleagues have surprisingly similar stated goals in the work: champion the middle class.

WATCH: Illinois Political Leaders Knock Heads

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.01.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois Democrats and Republicans weren't able to come to a budget compromise that pleased nearly everyone in Springfield by the end of the spring legislative session May 31. Now the people most directly involved have issued frank and sometimes cutting opinions on who is to blame.

5 Reasons Illinoisans Are Paying for the Madigan/Rauner Budget Fight

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.27.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois lawmakers only have until midnight May 31 to approve a state budget and spending plan that is balanced and funds all of the programs the state needs to run efficiently. The House and Senate Democratic majorities very likely will approve one, but it will be rejected.

Improving Millennials' Financial Literacy With Mobile Technology

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Money
Jason Alderman

The global growth of handheld digital devices among younger people is transforming the way consumers are getting their information in general, and financial information in particular. On April 15, the 2015 Financial Literacy Summit brought together international financial literacy experts to discuss how mobile technology can improve financial literacy for today's young adults.

Taking Action to Fund Women-Led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

It's about time that we invest more in women-led startups. There's talk about how we need to #changetheratio, but talk's not enough. There's gotta be action that disrupts the tech sector. Today, I'm partnering with Women Who Tech to launch the first-ever Women Startup Challenge.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Suggests Widespread Spending Cuts in Budget Address

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.20.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced his plan for the state's Fiscal Year 2016 budget during an address in front of the General Assembly Feb. 18. Rauner outlined a plan that his administration says would eliminate a $6.2-billion budget deficit.

Gov. Bruce Rauner faced Democratic laughter during minimum wage increase proposal at Illinois State of the State speech

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.11.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When Gov. Bruce Rauner suggested in his State of the State Address raising the minimum wage to $10 over seven years, Democrats in the audience laughed...

Big Improvements Ahead for Illinois Infrastructure?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.01.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

One of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's many challenges as he attempts to lead the state in a better direction will be to improve its infrastructure.

A New Era in Illinois Politics?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.29.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Executive Mansion in Springfield, could this really be the beginning of a new, cooperative era in Illinois politics?