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The Return of Lawrence Summers, Mr. Spectacular Failure

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

Tell me it's a sick joke: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, the guy who tops the list of those responsible for sabotaging the world's economy, is lobbying to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

How to develop your presence as a leader

Tom Fox | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Executive presence is an essential element of effective leadership according to Muriel Maignan Wilkins and Amy Jen Su, co-authors of Own the Room: Dis...

Would You Ever Run For Public Office? (POLL)

Posted 07.17.2013 | MarloThomas

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Cleared for Takeoff: Video Conferencing

Cindy Auten | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Cindy Auten

It will take OMB and congressional oversight to keep this initiative afloat but many hope this bill will propel government collaboration into the new era of travel. Air traffic control, we are ready for liftoff.

Does New Policy Protect Intelligence Whistleblowers?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Whistleblowers can't be expected to make internal disclosures without credible protections. PPD-19 is a promising step towards a more accountable intelligence community.

Shining a Bright Light on Government Spending

John C. Liu | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
John C. Liu

Some say the West Coast has the best beaches, the Midwest has the friendliest people, and that you can't beat the cheesesteaks in Philly. But financial transparency? Fugghedaboudit. New York City's got everyone beaten by a mile.

A minimum wage history in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A bill before the Illinois General Assembly seeks to raise the state's minimum wage from its current $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour over three years....

Leadership Mandates for Business Transformation

Faisal Hoque | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Lurking in the background is a new threat -- a new entrepreneur, a new delivery model or a new idea that can and will rip the legs out from underneath an otherwise stable and profitable industry.

A Gift From the United States to Mideast Zealots

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Embarrassingly, our law professor president refuses to label the arrest of Egypt's freely elected president by the military a coup because that would trigger an end to the $1.5 billion in U.S. aid as a matter of law.

'Damage By Seeing' -- Jewish Insights for the Privacy Debate

Ari Hart | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Ari Hart

How do we, as individuals and as a society make the difficult choices balancing privacy and security, sharing and oversharing, convenience and confidentiality?

Want to change the state constitution? It's not easy -

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Two proposals to amend the Illinois Constitution have received lots of attention this year. One proposes to eliminate the office of lieutenant gover...

The American Dream

Dustin Farivar | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
Dustin Farivar

We all have stories to be proud of. But we often forget, our stories are not competitive or comparative; rather, they are what hold us together. The more I am a part of the American Dream, the more convinced I am that it is alive and well.

Why Government Is Virtuous

Ekow N. Yankah | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Ekow N. Yankah

On this Fourth of July, it is the basic realization that rolling up your sleeves and being a part of your political community, rather than grasping at a fuzzy picture of a cowboy alone on a plain, is the true display of virtue.

America's New Cold War: Why the Allies Side With Snowden

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Was Snowden a "traitor," as both California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and former Vice President Dick Cheney have insisted, or a genuine whistleblower, as some of our allies are beginning to grasp for letting folks around the world in on the dirty secrets of U.S. intelligence?

FACT CHECK: Public Safety Not Properly Funded in Wayne County

Benny Napoleon | Posted 08.31.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

In a county where crime and public safety is every taxpayer's primary concern, why would any elected official not properly fund the most important service the county provides during a time when crime and public safety is a top concern for every resident and business?

Challenges Ahead for Suu Kyi's Political Ambition

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

It now clears any lingering doubt about Suu Kyi's political ambition. The question now is how can she assume the highest executive office. What are the available options, if any at all?

Metamerica: Evolving The Governance Of A Digital Democracy

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

I originally wrote this piece back in April 2009. With Snowden, the ECPA and the remarkable amount of privacy issues being debated in the past two we...

Let's Run Government Like a Business -- Or Not

Terry Newell | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business
Terry Newell

Americans routinely decry the inefficiency of government. Why, they ask, can't it be run more like a private sector company? To road-test this idea, let's think about one of the best run, most admired private sector companies in America: Google.

Obama's Climate Plan and What It Means for States

Karen Laughlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Karen Laughlin

A solid library of state-driven experience across the country will provide Congress, states, and stakeholders the opportunity to use our state laboratory to build the most cost-effective, adaptable, and efficient national system.

Saving Greece, One Bite at a Time

Rob Kaufelt | Posted 08.28.2013 | Taste
Rob Kaufelt

Real Greek Feta is all sheep milk cheese, smooth and creamy.

I Will Reflect, Not Celebrate

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
William H. Lamar IV

Before my political awakening the Fourth was a fun day of barbecue, games, and fellowship with family and friends. Now, I reflect upon this nation's refusal to live up to the syrupy platitudes about liberty and sacrifice our political leaders will serve us like so many hot dogs.

The Next Step in Working Toward a Thriving Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 08.26.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

In 2009, I chose to run for Detroit City Council because I believed that we could bring a new direction that Detroiters trust. Voters granted me the h...

Snowden Is Not the Story

Mary L. G. Theroux | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Mary L. G. Theroux

Had Deep Throat been made the story in 1972, Nixon, Haldeman, John Mitchell and the ill-fated gang would likely have served out their terms, passing along intact a network for spying on Americans that spells doom for liberty.

Thank You Note for VBA Workers

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Government workers don't get much respect these days, and are sometimes the targets of unfair abuse. That's not right.

Revitalizing Democracy, Community by Community

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Will Friedman, Ph.D

Citizens, for their part, grow cynical and angry and learn nothing from poorly designed, empty-gesture or cynically rigged public participation exercises. As a consequence, the spiral of mistrust, gridlock and political dysfunction deepens.