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Federal Employees Paid Less Than Private Sector

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

Federal workers make more than a quarter less than private sector employees doing similar jobs, according to a recent study. Federal employees mak...

Teachers Are Behind Private Sector Peers On Cognitive Measures And Overpaid, Report Says

The American Independent | Mikhail Zinshteyn | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

A new report published by two conservative think tanks argues the cognitive ability of teachers is on average lower than private sector workers with s...

'Nonpartisan' youth movement has deep GOP roots

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.01.2012 | College
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar, iWatch News"Generation Opportunity " bills itself as a fast-growing, nonpartisan organization that uses its website and popular Facebo...

Arin Greenwood

'Life Fine Tuned' Brings Grover Norquist To The Big Screen | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A new low-budget movie that riffs off "Doc Hollywood" likely won't interest everyone, but political gawkers in the nation's capital migh...

Individual Mandate: Republicans Were for It Before They Were Against It. In Fact, It Was Their Idea

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In the GOP debate Tuesday night, Gingrich acknowledged in an unguarded moment that a core element of "ObamaCare" was a proposal originated by the Heritage Foundation, a powerful conservative think tank.

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Disclosure Requirement: Justice Thomas and the Case of the Inadvertent Omission

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

A Justice sits on the High Court For years he chose not to report Monies paid to his wife Now the root of much strife Seems with ethics he failed to c...

Janell Ross

Single Mothers: Poverty Climbs Without Jobs Or Help | Janell Ross | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

On a steamy summer morning inside the 116th Street food pantry in Harlem, Georgiana Williams moves slowly through the aisles. For Williams, this is im...

Will You Raise Your Flag With Us?

Ericka Andersen | Posted 11.04.2011 | Impact
Ericka Andersen

Sales of flags are skyrocketing to numbers not seen since the days and months just after 9/11. When there are no words, the flag says it all.

Amanda Terkel

Newt Gingrich Hits 'Washington Elites' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich likes to portray himself as an outsider, shunned from the exclusive inner circles of Washington, D.C. -- despite having on...

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney: 'Generous' Philanthropist Whose Biggest Charitable Cause Is The Mormon Church | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and...

The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It's strange that President Obama doesn't show any indignation about our long slide into economic oblivion. He's certainly not "fighting mad" about it. He draws a line in the sand, the Republicans cross it, then he steps back and draws another line in the sand.

WATCH: An Easy Way To Understand The Federal Role In Education

Posted 10.05.2011 | Education

Figuring out how, exactly, the guys in Washington can have a direct hand in the classroom down the street can be complicated sometimes. In this vid...

Let Them Eat DVDs?

Mark Shriver | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Mark Shriver

Anyone who remembers the effort to reclassify ketchup as a vegetable, Barbara Bush telling Katrina survivors that they were better off in the Superdom...

Heritage Foundation Study Encourages Americans To Understand National And International Poverty

Mark Hanlon | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Hanlon

As we think through what it means to be poor in the U.S., let us not forget to consider what it means to be poor around the globe.

How Conservative Groups Are Leveraging Talk Radio Hosts For Influence

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel & Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

If you're a regular listener of Glenn Beck's radio show and you wanted to contribute to a political group that would advance the populist conservative...

Michael Calderone

Rick Santorum: 'This Race Is Wide Open' | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Political observers may have anointed Mitt Romney the current GOP frontrunner following recent polls, but presidential hopeful Ric...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney's State Sovereignty Argument Fails To Lift Health Care 'Boat Anchor' From Around His Neck | Jon Ward | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 10th amendment is a cause celebre among the Tea Party. So Mitt Romney’s argument that uses state sovereignty to defend his health ...

Legislature Restrains Its Compulsion to Overcriminalize Colorado

Mike Krause | Posted 07.05.2011 | Denver
Mike Krause

The Colorado legislature has taken a modest step towards restraining its penchant for overcriminalizing the lives of Coloradans. Let's hope it makes us all a little bit freer from an often overweening state.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Under Attack

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Just successfully enacting repeal does not finish the job. Opponents of open service are circling the wagons, and we must acknowledge that repeal is under attack and must be defended.

Shackling the Cop on the Beat

Preeti Vissa | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

The one result that running a regulatory agency by committee can guarantee is that it will be slower and less efficient. CFPB is supposed to be a cop on the beat, and there's a reason beat cops don't work by committee.

Magical Thinking Won't Create Jobs: Heritage Forecasts for Ryan Plan Are Fantasy

Ross Eisenbrey | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Ross Eisenbrey

The United States has never recorded an annual unemployment rate as low as 2.8% since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began scientific reporting after World War II.

Why Everybody Thinks Those "Lazy, Immoral, Inherently-Defective" Poor People Are Actually Quite Well-Off

Erica Payne | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

By changing nuances within the language we use to describe poverty and inequality, we can begin to change the narrative so it is finally accurate.

Digging Deeper on Teen Killers

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

I goofed. I thought I had researched it thoroughly enough but the response to my last column showed me I did not. Consider this my mea culpa. The co...

The Religious Right's Boycott Of CPAC Is A Game Changer, If Dems Don't Ignore It

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Sapp

This CPAC split could very well mark one of the most significant political events this decade. Let's not make it easier for them by staying on the sidelines.

LePage and Company Can't Afford to Govern in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Maine, Inc. under the new LePage administration is hiring, but the pool of "qualified" candidates (i.e. men who think like Paul LePage) can't afford the meager government pay of $103,000 plus benefits.