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America's Infrastructure Needs An Extreme Makeover

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her new book about the challenges facing the American middle class, Arianna writes about politicians' failure to make the middle class a priority. ...

The War in Iraq: At What Cost?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The president asked the nation to "turn the page" last night. But what makes me so sad this morning is the enormous human cost of the war in Iraq; and how a massive number of people and families -- in America and Iraq -- have had their lives ended or changed forever because of this war and will have a hard time turning the page. So was the war in Iraq worth the enormous human cost?

Obama Economic Team Weighing New Wave Of Tax Cuts, Infrastructure Spending: WSJ

Wall Street Journal | DEBORAH SOLOMON and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration is considering a range of new measures to boost economic growth, including tax cuts and a new nationwide infrastructure progr...

We're So Ready to Believe Again, Part II

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

The New York Times headline Tuesday, "Obama Weighs Smaller Measures on the Economy," if true, will extinguish what's left of the hope and optimism that catapulted him into office.

Mr. President, We're So Ready to Believe Again

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Leading into the midterm elections, not only we progressives, but we the majority who voted for our president, need a crusade as compelling as Beck-Palin's shrill campaign to "restore honor."

Future Weather

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Giles Slade

If you're tired of being confused about climate change, buy Heidi Cullen's book Weather of the Future.

In the News Doesn't Necessarily Mean In-The-Know

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Deane

Anytime municipalities find themselves making a decision that will affect every citizen, it's always a challenge to choose what's best for all constit...

Social Security: A Divide Between DC and the Rest Of Us

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The DC-elite think that "the responsible thing to do" is to cut Social Security benefits. The public who they are supposed to represent overwhelmingly thinks that Social Security is one of the few remaining lifelines and must not be cut.

Unpaved: Out-Of-Cash America Undoing Its Infrastructure

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

8 Surprising Facts About The Shrinking Middle Class

Huffington Post | Hallie Seegal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The American dream may in fact be slipping away. The white picket fence, Social Security, sending your children to college -- what was once an attaina...

Tax Cuts Are Theft

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Conservatives like to say that taxes are theft. In fact it is tax cuts that are theft because they break a long-standing contract: The American Social Contract.

Tax Cuts Leave Nothing Behind: Infrastructure Investment Leaves Behind Infrastructure

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

If we spend money on tax cuts, the next year we only have debt and pay interest on the debt. For a clear example, just look at the damage the Bush tax cuts have done to the country. They left behind worse than nothing.

Even Wall Street Agrees: Government Should Borrow To Invest

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

If our government "stimulus" continues to push consumption -- i.e. tax cuts -- instead of spending that invests in infrastructure, education and health care, things can only get worse.

Where HR and Finance Departments Should Split

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

While the understanding and appreciation of human resources have evolved into a sophisticated and strategic practice over time, its structural underpinnings have not kept pace.

Working With China to Build Public Transportation in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

A recent Transport Politic article notes that not only is China willing and able to contribute its national funds to foreign projects, but also that it intends to structure its investments as an alternative to the World Bank.

Dark Days Ahead

Lynn Tilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Tilton

We need an antidote to end the plague of joblessness and that solution rests with helping America's struggling small and mid-sized businesses. America's future depends on it.

The Scarlett Syndrome

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terry Newell

The U.S. national debt ceiling now tops $13 trillion, with annual budget deficits running near or above $1 trillion. We cannot continue to ignore intractable societal problems.

How Can Anti-Choice Lawmakers Oppose Public Policies That Would Reduce Abortion?

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M. Tracey Brooks

Anti-choice elected officials, who work against keeping abortion safe, legal and accessible, are often the same lawmakers who vote down legislation that is critical to strengthening society.

A Nation of Pilot Projects?

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Signer

On cutting-edge infrastructure issues such as solar, will we continue to be a nation of pilot projects? Or will we take any quantum leaps and achieve actual national policy?

If You Feed Them They Breed -- And Other Dehumanizing Conservative Idiocy We Should Ignore

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Conservatives are throwing out every argument against helping the economy to see if any of them stick. The latest nonsense they are spreading is that helping the unemployed keeps them from finding jobs.

In The Public Interest: Fixing Our "Shiny New Toys"

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Every parent knows this one - you walk into a room and see your child playing carelessly with a new toy. Invariably, you warn: "If you break that, I'm...

Enlisting Goldman in Our Recovery

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

We must modernize the rules governing our financial institutions swiftly so that we can turn to a more pressing matter - how to move capital into our ...

Lions, Cheetahs and More: The Potential for Doing Business in Africa

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

Throughout Africa, government policies to improve macroeconomic conditions, end conflict, and create better business environments have had a significant impact in the region.

Want a Dream Job? Easy - Just Personalize Your Own...

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

With the current downturn in the world economy, we all find ourselves redefining what we consider a dream job. What used to be easy pickin's, is now s...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....