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A Consciousness Revolution

Morgan Adams | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics
Morgan Adams

We have always had the power to make our government reach its highest potential; & trust me, it goes a lot further than the hand outs & bail outs they use to keep us quiet. What will you read? Who will you reach out to? What will you learn? What will you do? Share with us!

Let's Crowdsource to Expose Government Bribe Takers!

Russ Warner | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Russ Warner

Over $1 trillion per year is lost to corrupt politicians and others. That amount of corruption affects us all. Why don't we crowdsource to publish the names of government bribe takers? It won't cost taxpayers.

Making Government Better

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
John Roman, Ph.D.

Performance management is most effective when organizations stick to best practices in program implementation, identify rigorous outcomes, and make those outcomes the focus of the intervention. These principles may seem obvious, but they rarely guide actual performance.

Is an Emerging Patriotism Driving Good Governance in Africa? Views from Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

With less than four million inhabitants, widespread illiteracy and a long history of authoritarian rule by military strongmen, Francophone Mauritania seems an unlikely breeding ground for think tanks.

Crowdsourcing Dystopia

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you're a team of heroic proportions, larger than life.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

The Wild Ride Gets Wilder - Only Government Spending Can Fix This

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

This is inequality: a ton of money at the top, everyone else hunkered down just trying to get by (or not getting by), forced to spend very little. Companies are afraid to expand if no one is spending. The result is poor demand to guide the way to safe investment.

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

Florida Community Group Takes Action To Address Rising Sea Levels

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media

The Christian Science Monitor: Climate change crusade goes local As the effects of global warming, rising seas and natural disasters become more...

Mauritania: Scholar Warns of "Implosion" Unless Leadership Embraces Change

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

I spoke with Amadou Sall, a lecturer of social anthropology at the University of Nouakchott and leading member of the Mauritanie Perspectives think tank, about politics, social change and the prospects for democracy in this rapidly changing West African nation.

Three Blind Mice

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Value Of Public Service

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Donald Cohen

After stopping thalidomide, Dr. Kelsey could've walked through the revolving door into a career with Big Pharma, but she stayed at the FDA, retiring in 2005 at 90 years old. Now that's a life of public service.

The Race/War

Christian Gabriel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Christian Gabriel

Non-white people uphold and participate and support racism every day simply by existing, but they will never experience the privilege of whiteness existing in a system designed to keep white peoples on top.

Trump Is Smarter Than You Think, Period

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Blayne Davis

Trump is beyond single-word descriptions, unlike his lackluster rivals in the Republican field. Trump's flamboyance is actually his cunning genius expertly concealed that enables the masses to identify with his message quickly and effortlessly.

5 Ways to Be Involved With State Legislature

Morgan Adams | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Morgan Adams

If you can't invest enough time to figure out who to address, why should anyone else figure it out for you?

Sanding Down the Rough Edges of Capitalism Is Not Enough

David Morris | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
David Morris

I recommend we stop using the term "contributions" to describe the campaign spending of oligarchs and start using the term they themselves often use: "investments". The very rich invest to change the rules in their favor.

Who Are Your Gatekeepers?

James Altucher | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
James Altucher

Dear Josie and Mollie (my daughters), Everyone hates you. I mean, I don't hate you. Most of the time. But teachers hate you. Your future boss hat...

A Treasure Trove of Knowledge for the White House to Unlock

Ethan Senack | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Ethan Senack

This fall, the Administration is developing new ideas for the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan -- an international commitment to transparency and openness -- and making federally funded educational resources open to the public should be on the list.

We Can't Wait (to Invest in Working Families)

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

Calling for shame and charity in order to get our country to pay attention to poverty or the lack of mobility is old, and wrong. For 50 years, the stories from the war on poverty have almost singularly tried to shame us into addressing these issues, but, ultimately, they harm the cause.

Nations Hacking Nations Means Your Personal Information Is at Risk

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

While there is nothing new about espionage or hacking, the size and depth of these attacks make them extremely serious. The ubiquity of technology and poor security have caused both crime and surveillance to skyrocket in frequency and specificity.

Refusing Bad Touch in Africa

Misbah Noorani | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Misbah Noorani

It is evident that this girl, like so many other girls at Waa, sees the value of education. I first understood this while conducting an Agree-Disagree debate activity with a group of girls, age 13, at Waa.

10 Reasons Why Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition is about to Go Up in Smoke

Steph Sherer | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Steph Sherer

For the first time, we have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS) Act of 2015 is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.

South Australia: Innovators in Democracy and Public Engagement

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Will Friedman, Ph.D

If, as the quip goes, democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others, that doesn't mean we should accept its limitations. And we haven't.

Police Officers, Sheriffs, Rangers, and Marshals: What's the Difference?

Quora | Posted 07.21.2015 | Crime
Quora

Police are usually general-purpose law enforcement officers. They are most often employed by a city government, but may be employed by a county, state, college, hospital, transit district, or other quasi-governmental organization with the power to create a law enforcement branch.

Coal Miners, Extractive Industries, and a Sustainable Economy

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The impact of new technologies on jobs is unavoidable, and not all of the news is bad. Many old jobs are destroyed but many new jobs are created. The problem is that with weak unions, global competition and inadequate wage regulation, some of the new jobs are lower paid than the old jobs.