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Arizona's GOP Leader Writes Me a Letter In Favor of Slashing Medicaid

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Before we throw low income neighbors out of their hospital beds, I thought we should at least have a chance to hear why this is happening.

Where You Stand on the Culture War Issues, and Why!

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

We label ourselves Republicans or Democrats, Conservatives or Liberals, and we argue our selective view of the evidence, but the truth is -- our minds are not informed by the evidence.

What "The American People" Really Want

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC says that 74% of Americans think that eliminating oil and gas industry tax breaks is a good idea, while 77% oppose cutting social security.

How Pro Bono Business Can Help Hurting City Halls

Aaron Hurst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

In Chicago, City Hall has an asset that may help it weather the storm of budget cuts. This unique program gives access to pro bono resources from the top consulting firms in the city.

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

2011-03-04-jw.jpgCutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.

Losing Our Sons and Daughters: The Cost of Afghanistan

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The small percentage of Americans who have borne the brunt of the human costs of our Afghan war, the utter corruption of the government we are supporting, and the toll in civilian casualties all make the continuing of this war immoral.

Feds Get Fashionably Hip Office Space

Molly Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Molly Miller

The words "government office building" may bring to mind visions of Franz Kafka's notorious clerks' office. Endless rows of literally gray partitions....

Who Needs the Government?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

As President Obama recently said, "We are the government." It makes no sense to be anti-government in the American context, unless you are opposed to the values that it represents.

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.

When The Government Says No, And You Still Go

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When traveler Earl Baron went to Syria last year, a relative made this plea: "Promise me that whatever you do, you won't go to Iraq." Little did his f...

Who Benefits from Regulation?

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Regulation has become a hot topic in recent weeks. But one side of the balance sheet is often absent -- the fact that regulations create significant economic benefits.

Weekly Pulse: The Republicans' War On Women

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The entire federal government might shut down over birth control. Yes, birth control. This special e...

Wisconsin: Four Facts You Need to Know

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What's happening in Wisconsin isn't about budget deficits or government spending or even public employee benefits. It's class war, wherein the big business, conservative Right tries to pit working class Americans against one another.

Time for Democrats to Turn up the Volume

Loraine Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Loraine Boyle

Why can't the Democrats grab the bully pulpit and get their message across as loudly as the Tea Partiers and the Republicans?

Chinese Government Funds Free Entry To Galleries, Libraries, Museums | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's government has announced it will finance public libraries, art galleries and cultural centers to allow them to op...

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

How to Cut $100 Billion -- Lessons for Politicians

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Shireman

Republicans and Democrats should not just blindly support or oppose programs. If we need police to fight crimes, jobs for the unemployed, and health services for those in need, we need healthy systems.

Needed: Skilled Mediator for Egypt

Doug Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Who is Naguib Sawiris, and what are his qualifications to mediate a complicated and critical transition of power from the old Egyptian regime to a new government?

On Reagan's Birthday We Still Celebrate His Policies That Broke the Middle Class

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

As the nation celebrates the hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birthday, the mischaracterization of his tenure as president is a national tragedy in itself.

A Letter To Young Egyptian Protesters, From A Veteran U.S. Activist

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The Egyptian people have won the hearts of the world. They represent a new generation, a new leadership, and a new hope for the future. It is their time to lead.

Accountability For Members of Congress

Jonathan R. Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan R. Cole

Can't we expect some basic competence demonstrated by our legislative representatives after their election? Other professions do, in fact, require far greater accountability of competence.

Unemployment 'Math': Statistical Lies

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Parents need to demand that their children learn math. Math literate citizens can will use analytical reasoning to see through the lies of government and the ridiculous insults from the mainstream media.

Innovating in Humanity

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dov Seidman

If this notion of what I call "human innovation" doesn't quite compute, it is because our traditional thinking on innovation is ripe for a breakthrough.

Can Games and Gamification Fix Washington?

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabe Zichermann

Gamification is the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to solve problems and engage audiences, and is being used in fields as diverse as healthcare, education and advertising to create radical and profound behavior change.

The U.S. As Addict

Locke Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Locke Rush

Only a few decades ago, the U.S. was King. We were the best at everything. Today, a very different picture has emerged. What has gone wrong?