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Federal regulations threaten Alaska's halibut skippers

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

By federal order, hundreds of Alaska halibut charter businesses will be forced to close their doors Feb. 1. Most of them are small, mom-and-pop operat...

A Nation Clinging to Guns, Part 2

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

How can we know that our ruling body represents us in such a way that grievance need not be redressed by arms?

Need More Alarm Clocks to Wake Up Our Politicians About Taxes and Spending

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

I'm told that there were several elections in November 2010 in which voters made clear that they would not put up with or authorize taxes to pay for u...

A Perfect Storm: Global Shifts in Venture Capital and Science Funding

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lucy P. Marcus

Partly a consequence of the global financial crisis, unprecedented change in venture capital and the science sector is on the cards. And it has additional consequences too.

Gov 2.0 Comes to Singapore

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Singapore Govcamp shows the Global Growth of Gov 2.0 and Open Government http://www.gov2.net Governments and the people they serve around the world ...

Helping Lead Chicago's Recovery

Susana Mendoza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Susana Mendoza

Today, the Clerk's office is transparent, functional and -- most importantly -- honestly run. As Clerk Del Valle moves on, I am eager to take the office to the next level.

Afghan Taxman Targets U.S. Contractors

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan's government is on course for conflict over plans to tax foreign contractors operating in the country. The New York Times reports that t...

Will Corruption Trump Identity Politics in India?

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

Adarsh, a multi-million dollar residential tower in Mumbai, has just been served with demolition orders. Are the towers the most appropriate symbol of India's anti-corruption movement?

Why Does Karzai Need to Join the Taliban?

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

President Karzai recently threatened that he may join the Taliban. I think he badly needs to do that because his corrupt and inefficient government has already been helping in strengthening the Taliban.

Honey, I Balanced the Federal Budget! (And You Can, Too)

Scott Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Baker

Frankly, I didn't think it would be so easy. About two months ago, shortly after the election, I took The New York Times interactive "Budget Puzzle:...

National Oil Spill Commission Finds Right Problems, Issues Wrong Solutions

Jackie Savitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

Remember that evil offshore oil deposit that went out of control last summer? Well, surprise! It turns out it wasn't the oil deposit that was out of control, it was the drilling companies.

The New Vitriol-Free Cable News Network

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

8:00am - Turn Vitriol into Vitri-LOL! 12:00pm - Listening Politely But Not Actually Listening with Dr. Sanjay Gupta 5:00pm - Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann Swap Photos of Puppies in Baskets

What Scares Me About Arizona

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

Attention is focused on how much the two main political parties have been driven to hate each other, egged on by the media. To me the horror is the generally accepted feeling in America that government is evil.

Time to Stand Up for the Public Sector

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For the last forty years, the Right's demonization of government is one of the reasons why the wealthy and big Wall Street banks have been allowed to siphon off a greater and greater share of the nation's wealth from the middle class.

Open Letter to Hospital Compliance Officers: Questions to Ask as Standards Enter Pilot Phase

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Provenzano

New and revised Joint Commission requirements for language and interpretation standards took effect this month on a year-long pilot basis for healthca...

Reading The Constitution

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The newly-Republican House of Representatives is going to start off their tenure reading the entire Constitution on the floor of the House. There's one problem with this: Who gets to read the uncomfortable bits?

Reviewing 2010's Pop Cultural Lessons

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As we bid farewell to another year, some pop culture critics are doing more than reflecting on trends gone by -- they're speculating about what it all means. Here, the best explanations.

A Street Art Revolution in San Diego

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

For the last few months, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego hosted twenty artists that were linked together by how their work addresses urban issues. This is what art is, and can do.

Should There Be Crying in Baseball or Politics?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Who could forget when coach Tom Hanks yelled at his baseball player in the movie, A League of Their Own, "There's no crying in baseball!"? It was out ...

Tim Berners-Lee Says WikiLeaks Is Not Open Government Data

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Earlier this week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, expressed his views on WikiLeaks, putting himself inline with President Obama as to what constitutes open government.

Iraq's Top Leaders: A Look At The Proposed Iraqi Government

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) - The long awaited announcement of Iraq's new government set for Monday will be delayed once again over disputes between the parties on h...

Arms and Secrecy: What You Don't Know About the WikiLeaks Fallout

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
G.W. Schulz

It's impossible for critics to claim WikiLeaks has made no difference at all, as leaked cables show that thousands more civilians were killed in Iraq than previously reported with details available for some of the more brutal cases.

Tracking the Progress of the White House Open Government Directive

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

As the new year beckons, there are more ways for the citizens of the United States of America to provide feedback to their federal government than perhaps there ever have been in its history.

Prosecutors Charge CityTime Employees With $80M Fraud

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

That federal prosecutors charged consultants of CityTime, the city's payroll timekeeping program, in an $80 million fraud scheme is but the latest pro...

The Future of Engaging with the Rest of the World

John Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sullivan

In the developing world, the need to deliver results is just as pressing as it is in the United States. While significant resources are being invested in development globally, the results in reducing poverty are not uniform.