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Why We Must Ban Microbeads

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.

Sorry, New Moms and Dads: Rubio's Paid Leave Plan Wouldn't Do Much

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Friday hailed the importance of paid family and medical leave. Then he offered a proposal that would...

Jon Stewart To Walk Halls Of Congress With 9/11 Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Stewart spent years upbraiding Congress from his perch on the set of "The Daily Show," perhaps never to so great an effect as when h...

The 20th Anniversary Of My Off The Sidelines Moment

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

I was working at a law firm in New York City, achieving professional success but feeling that something was missing. What was I contributing? Was I reaching my full potential?

The Secret Your Son Isn't Telling You About Campus Sexual Assault

Amy Siskind | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
Amy Siskind

The old paradigm of having a talk with our daughters -- which of course we should continue to do -- is not a solution to this epidemic. Not to overstate the obvious; but college women aren't doing the raping!

Kirsten Gillibrand Hits Carly Fiorina For Opposition To Paid Leave

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) criticized GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina for her stance on paid leave. On Sunday, Fiorina said she would opp...

Mika Brzezinski: 'Do not say you are sorry'

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe and the author of three best-selling books. Her memoir All Things At Once became a New York Tim...

Michael McAuliff

Jon Stewart Wanted Names Of 9/11 Bill Opponents. Here They Are. | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the health treatment program for 9/11 responders set to expire this fall and Congress moving slowly to reauthorize it, Jon Stewart ...

The Military Justice Improvement Act Ensures Justice, Despite What Its Critics Say

Col. Don Christensen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Col. Don Christensen

Pentagon brass and their status quo supporters have engaged in a misinformation campaign claiming that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act is unnecessary and will in fact be counterproductive.

Kirsten Gillibrand Says Female Friendship Is 'One Of The Best Things' About The Senate

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says women in the Senate stick together, no matter what party they represent. In an interview with The Cut, the Senator...

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Frustrated With The Debate Over Women 'Having It All'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said she's frustrated with how the debate over women "having it all" is framed, saying it's "degrading." In an int...

Michelangelo Signorile

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Says Supreme Court Decision On Marriage Equality 'Just the Beginning' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices

“Our fight for LGBT equality is not nearly over,” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) stated emphatically in an interview with me last week on Sir...

Educating for Democracy: The Rule of Law and the Law of the Rulers -- A Lesson for Memorial Day

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Joel Shatzky

Since the media have been regularly reporting on indictments and investigations of corporate crime and those responsible for billions of dollars through illegal activity, it becomes apparent that these rich and powerful figures, who now have "the best government money can buy," enjoy a "law of the rulers" instead of the "rule of law" for which many Americans have fought and died.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Debunks The Biggest Myths About Rape

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women

The important conversation about the realities of sexual assault in America hit the stage this year with "SLUT: The Play," which follows the tale of ...

Dem Senator Accuses Pentagon Of Withholding Sex Crimes Data

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true sco...

Join the Obamas and "Opt-Out" of High-Stakes Testing

Alan Singer | Posted 06.06.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Sasha and Malia Obama attend the prestigious Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC where tuition is about $35,000 a year and students do not take high-stakes Common Core aligned tests. Michelle and Barack chose this school because it offers children an enriched curriculum, not constant test prep.

Medical Marijuana Financial Landscape to Change: The Financial Ramifications of the CARERS Act

Adam Bierman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Adam Bierman

Aside from the obvious societal and legal implications, the proposal by Senators Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker to change marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II drug will also have financial ramifications.

Booker and Gillibrand Call for Compassion

Joe Schrank | Posted 05.17.2015 | New York
Joe Schrank

Senators Corey Booker (D, NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D, NY) stopped by the Manhattan office of the Drug Policy Alliance Sunday afternoon to promote their new bill, "The CARERS act".  Marijuana is currently a schedule 1 drug, the same as heroin.

Ending the Federal Government's Doublethink on Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seen as a whole, the current federal attitude towards marijuana can truly be described as "doublethink." There are so many contradictions in the government's attitude that they are indeed hard to accurately count.

Matt Ferner

Senate Bill Would Effectively End The Federal War On Medical Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

A sweeping Senate bill introduced Tuesday seeks to significantly roll back the federal government's war on medical marijuana. The Compassionate Acc...

Tyler Kingkade

Senators Seek Huge Fines For Colleges Mishandling Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.26.2015 | College

A bipartisan group of senators proposed Thursday to ramp up the federal government's ability to penalize colleges that mishandle sexual assault cases,...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Every Other Industrialized Nation Has Paid Leave, Why Not Us?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is working with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to make paid family leave for all American workers a reality, with a prop...

Carrying Their Weight: Giving Voice to Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The courageous women and men who are speaking out about their assaults should not have to share the most horrific experiences of their lives publicly in order to get the attention of their schools and their government. That shouldn't be on them.

Amber Ferguson

Here Are 10 Of The Best Political Quotes Of 2014 | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

Whether it was dropping f-bombs on HuffPost Live or confusing texting with sexting, politicians said some pretty memorable things in 2014. Hopefull...

Our Fight for Justice

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.19.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Change takes time. But what sets our nation apart is that, even in our darkest hours, we strive to make things better. During this week's winter solstice, we celebrate the holiday season with light as a symbol of hope.