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Why BCorps are Critical for Climate Action

Pioneers for Change | Posted 10.25.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Mike Gifford I would love to live in a world where the environment were not a political issue. We all share this planet and so have a common in...

Home's Are Not Just An Asset Class!

Stephen Fear | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
Stephen Fear

According to a report in The Economist the American Housing Market is the world's largest asset class, worth $26 trillion, more that America's entire ...

Silver Power: Swiss Grannies challenge Government's weak climate policies

Jennifer L Morgan | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
Jennifer L Morgan

The Paris climate agreement got some new teeth today when more than 450 women age 65 and older submitted a legal petition to force the Swiss governmen...

The eight most awesome government jobs you never knew you wanted

Apolitical | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

Life in the public service isn't all Key Performance Indicators and competency building. Some government jobs are just straightforwardly amazing. Here...

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.

Breaking Ground on a Bold New Vision to Address Climate Change: Restoring North America's Amazon

P.J. Marshall | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

On November 4, the historic Paris Agreement for global action on climate change will enter into force, catalyzing collective action by governments, ci...

Why Yugoslavia is No More?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Today, each state that was once part of Yugoslavia is in worse shape that it was when it was part of the federation. In my visits there, people lament the dissolution of the Yugoslav Federation. There was more economic success, more pride and standing in the international community then, they say. Now it is all gone. Today the hope is to join the European Union.

Robert De Niro Wants Everyone To Vote For Hillary Clinton

Tom Murro | Posted 10.10.2016 | New York
Tom Murro

The American Red Cross NY held it Heroes Among Us Gala on October 5th, at the American Museum Of Natural History, honoring Robert DeNiro, Tribeca Film co-founder Jane Rosenthal, + others.

Slowly Killing Social Security: Death By A Thousand Cuts

Nancy Altman | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

A surreptitious but deadly attack against your Social Security is underway. Congress just left town, but not without plunging the knife in one more time.

The 2016 Open Data Roundtables: New Report on Putting Data to Use

Joel Gurin | Posted 09.30.2016 | Technology
Joel Gurin

From March through June 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the nonprofit Center for Open Data Enterprise ran a series of four Open Data Roundtables. These events brought together a total of 290 experts from inside and outside of government.

7 Ways to Be an Effective 21st-Century Political Activist

NationSwell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Earlier this year, Erin Schrode, a 25-year-old Californian, ran to be America's youngest female Congresswoman. The New York University graduate and fo...

This Mover and Shaker Is Changing How Californians Use Technology

NationSwell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Managing the technology that undergirds a $171-billion, 228,000-employee operation is no easy task. And it's even harder when working under laws that ...

MillionsMissing: A Hidden Epidemic and a Day of Action

Rivka Solomon | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Rivka Solomon

(Photo credit: Mary F. Calvert) A hidden epidemic has swept the globe -- and your neighborhood is not immune. In its wake are millions of lives ruine...

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...

Important Health Stories You May Have Missed

David Michael Conner | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

In other words, just as with our diets, we have to start to think about what information we consume and not mindlessly absorb it into our bodies and our brains.

Starving The Beast: Trump, Taxes And The Politics Of Unanticipated Consequences

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Both major political parties in America are shepherding crafty plans to benefit their side at the expense of the other. What neither side sees is that in trying to kill off the other, their protracted and intense internecine warfare is moving the country away from the shared public good.

Politics Has Nothing To Do With Politics

James Altucher | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
James Altucher

Here's a conspiracy that wasn't just a theory. From 1942-1945, 130,000 people worked on this project without telling anyone else. When "Little Boy" ...

We Need To Scrap The Debates

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Something's got to give. We can't go on like this. We can no longer leave the electoral process to the two parties or the media conglomerates with whom they're in cahoots. The stakes are too high.

Resolving To Stand For Our Children's Future

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

It's that time of year again, when children, families and teachers leave summer days behind and take up the rhythms of a new school year. Children wai...

Girls Gather To Govern In Washington, D.C.

Amie Williams | Posted 09.16.2016 | Women
Amie Williams

As I write this, my colleagues and I at GLOBALGIRLMEDIA have just wrapped an invigorating, six-month multimedia civic engagement project which involve...

How Many Cabinet Members Can You Name?

Ted Gup | Posted 09.12.2016 | Media
Ted Gup

As a journalist for thirty years, I am embarrassed to admit this, but I can't name the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. No, nor the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Interior, Education, Energy, Transportation, Treasury, Labor, or the head of the EPA. Shame on me.

Phoenix tax

Justin Curmi | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

Some say that an inheritance or estate tax is a pointless tax. It is sometimes called a death tax because the purpose is to collect a percentage of de...

For Military Spouses, Labor Day Isn't Always A Picnic

Leigh Searl | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

For military spouses, Labor Day is another reminder of the professional disparity between having a civilian career path versus being a military dependent and one's opportunity to "labor."

Louisiana Floods: Restoration Will Help Us Build Back Better

P.J. Marshall | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

In Baton Rouge these past weekends, the "Cajun Navy" was out in force cleaning up after the devastating Louisiana floods that killed 17 people and for...

"Make Government Work Better": What Every Democratic Politician Should Promise in This Election

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Government touches our lives in many ways---at the federal, state, and local level. But those ways in recent years have not been altogether good, even including, sorry to say, during the Democratic administration of Barack Obama.