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Dirty Business: How Unaccountable Bureaucrats Kill Clean Technology

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

While we fight this battle against our own government for clean energy, we are being welcomed with open arms in Russia, China, Indonesia, and Australia, all who want our technology now.

TSA Mission: Impossible?

Steve Ressler | Posted 07.25.2012 | Travel
Steve Ressler

A former TSA administrator says two major changes would create better -- and less frustrating -- airport security.

Idling Government Employees Need to Wake Up

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

With the economy so bad now, these blatant public displays of waste and excess in taxpayer-subsidized vehicles highlight a careless disregard for public funds and how they are spent.

Detroit Police Restructuring Necessary to Curb Crime

Gary A. Brown | Posted 07.22.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Detroit continues to face a fiscal crisis. However, the issue to address crime in the neighborhoods is not about resources; it's about managing the resources. The crime affecting our neighborhoods is fixable.

Big Data and a Brave New World

Ben Hecht | Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago
Ben Hecht

In this early stage of innovating with Big Data in cities, the challenge is not how to do something with nothing but how to do anything with a lot.

Innovation in the Government Industry, Vol. 2: Bitcoin

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

There are many risks and potential flaws associated with buying or using Bitcoin, but the idea of competing with government and creating a new currency outside of the control of a third party is very interesting to me.

The Greatest Generation of Argentine Women

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.15.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Alicia Tamburelli and her generation would do something amazing, something that lesser leaders would deem impossible. From the anonymity of their kitchens, and for decades on end, they managed to protect their families from the perennial failure of their country's political class.

Can There Be Transparency in Politics? Jefferson Smith Runs for Mayor of Portland

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Toni Nagy

Recently I was introduced to Jefferson Smith, an inspired, young elected official, who's now running for mayor of Portland, Ore., and aims to embody the future of what politics should be.

Doing Your Employees' Work For Them?

Tom Fox | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

To help solve the problem of upward delegation, the emerging government leaders suggested the following clever, straight-forward ideas.

New Report: Among Senior Executive Service, Little Job Mobility

Tom Fox | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Events like Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have brought to the fore the need for government leaders to work together, and share information and resources across agencies.

The Media Message Is a Blur

Warren Adler | Posted 07.10.2012 | Media
Warren Adler

The days of leisurely contemplating and observing our world through the morning and evening newspapers is long gone. The reassuring news coverage of the fixed-time network news has disappeared. We are living in a 24/7 world.

Hope and Hesitation in Obama's Sudden Conversion

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Scheer

Once again President Barack Obama has come tantalizingly close to being terrific. But his failure of courage on the gay marriage issue, in the end, undermined the point he hoped to make Wednesday.

Let's Finally Bury Bin Laden and Al Qaeda Through Our Engagement

Haris Tarin | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Haris Tarin

It is time to address the proverbial elephant in the room. For the past decade, the relationship between Western Muslims -- especially American Muslims -- and their governments have been unable to move past the events of 9/11.

Innovation in the Government Industry, Vol. 1: Seasteading

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Innovation and progress requires experimentation -- trial and error. Unfortunately, for entrepreneurs with ideas for "startup countries," there's no way for them to experiment. It's not like the software industry where all you need is a laptop.

A Piece of the Action

Ivan J. Parron | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Ivan J. Parron

If you're looking to raise capital for your media project, the U.S. government just inadvertently did you a big favor.

Tax Innovation: The Path to Long-Term Prosperity

Robert F. Brands | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Robert F. Brands

Innovation in the halls of industry drives long-term success and, similarly, it will take sustainable innovation by government -- and by all citizens -- to pull us out of the hole we are in.

Congressman Tim Ryan Offers Citizenry a Glimmer of Hope

Saul Segan | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Saul Segan

A reading of Congressman Ryan's recent offering, A Mindful Nation, gives notice to all of us that a long-awaited and badly-needed shift in thinking is in the works. It goes far beyond being Republican, Democrat, Tea Party or Independent.

Into the Mouths of Babes: The Case for Minding Our Business!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The wellbeing of children is everybody's business, and everybody should mind that children are staring down the barrel of a glow-in-the-dark cheese doodle or sugar-laden cereal loop at foreshadowed health and foreshortened lives.

Elect Your Local Arts Manager!

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It has struck me recently that people who ascend to high government positions -- as mayors, governors or even presidents -- could do worse than to learn from arts leaders and other not-for-profit executives about creating loyal families of supporters.

We Should Be Wary of the IRS Preparing Our Taxes

Edward J. Black | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Edward J. Black

If the IRS starts preparing our taxes for us, that right will cease to exist. Even with its flaws, Americans would most certainly prefer our current tax filing system over putting their faith in the IRS to fairly do it for them.

Mandatory ‘Big Brother’ Black Boxes In All New Cars Could Soon Be Reality

Infowars | Posted 04.19.2012 | Technology

A bill already passed by the Senate and set to be rubber stamped by the House would make it mandatory for all new cars in the United States to be fitt...

You're on Your Own, Kids

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Who will speak for the rights of the unborn now that Rick Santorum is gone from the race? Let me give it a whirl from the perspective of one whose own unwed mother had several abortions before yours truly was permitted to emerge.

Seven Billion Reasons to Worry: the Financial Impact of Living Longer

Erik Oppers | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Erik Oppers

It turns out, unfortunately, that the financial and fiscal problems associated with longevity may be a lot bigger than we thought. The good news is that if we act now, we can find solutions that limit hardship and disruption.

Government Workers Are Unfairly Assailed

Ted Kaufman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

Those who believe that you have to pay well to attract the best talent usually don't accept the same argument when it comes to government employees.

Reevaluating Ownership

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business
Jennifer Hamady

Trademarks are becoming as common as commas, yet with a far greater impact than overused punctuation. While the legal lockdown of conversational language is progressing, the copyright law and rights are being thoroughly challenged.