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Expanding Coercive Treatment: Wrong Solution for the Opioid Crisis

Leo Beletsky | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Leo Beletsky

To be sure, policymakers face an understandable pressure to take decisive action. But this approach fails to balance that imperative for speed and public confidence with sound scientific, legal, and ethical principles.

WATCH: Congressman Vapes During Debate To Protest E-Cigarette Flight Ban

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

A Republican Congressman's smoky stunt during a debate on banning the use of electronic cigarettes on planes ended up being vaporized on Thurs...

In Education "Reform" Nothing Means What You Think It Does

Abby Norman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
Abby Norman

In the world of Education reform, nothing means what you think it will. We learned that the hard way with No Child Left Behind. I mean, of course we d...

San Diego Schools Give Business the Creative Talent It Will Need

John M. Eger | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

When it is becoming clear that creativity and innovation are the benchmarks of the new global knowledge economy, California, and San Diego in particular, has been reinventing its systems of education.

TTP to Be Signed in New Zealand Today

Anna Wilding | Posted 02.03.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

According to the White House, on 4 February 2016 the much debated Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPP, is due to be signed in New Zealand, at a Trade Minister level. However, in the United States, the Agreement is yet to be passed by Congress.

O-Kern-Homa, the 2016 Edition

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This woman needs to talk to someone about why she is ignoring the duties she was elected to do in lieu of drafting needless, dangerous, discriminatory bills.

Spousal Support for Men

Fred Silberberg | Posted 01.12.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Think about this concept. A couple separates. Wife makes more than Husband. Her income will enable her to live at a higher standard of living post-...

Budget signed as R2D2 and Storm Troopers arrive at the White House

Anna Wilding | Posted 12.21.2015 | DC
Anna Wilding

It was business as usual with the President's annual end of year Press Briefing at the White House, or was it? The President gave his press conferenc...

Harsh, Hidden Immigration Legislation

Ryan Campbell | Posted 12.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

There's no question the presidential race has become pretty ugly: with Trump turning it into a reality show, the policies being discussed would hurt t...

Public to FDA: Just Say No to GMO Voluntary Labeling

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

The public has spoken and the public is correct. FDA should make GMO labeling requirements mandatory, not voluntary.

Congress Is Moving Bills

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Both these bills have worked their way through a long, complicated process involving numerous committees, two chambers and who can say for sure how many factions, to reach agreement. Perhaps this signals the beginning of a new ability for Congress to work together.

On Gun Violence: Uttering the Unutterable

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

What will it take for us to cease fighting insanity with insanity? How many more of our precious people of all ages will have their lives cut short under the banner of "freedom to bear arms"?

If Mega-Retailers Want to Start Black Friday Early, Employees Should Receive Double Pay on the Holiday

Lorena Gonzalez | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Lorena Gonzalez

Forty-seven years ago, Robert Kennedy cautioned that "too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things."

The Congressional STEAM Caucus May Turn STEM to STEAM in the Reauthorization of ESEA

John M. Eger | Posted 11.28.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

The Congressional Caucus on STEAM reflects what more and more teachers, parents, and policymakers are saying about merging the arts and sciences and creating more meaningful interdisciplinary experiences.

Revising The Undemocratic 'Map Of Shame'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.

DC Council Votes to Lower the Legal Standard for new Family Shelters: "What's wrong with us?"

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 11.13.2015 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

We can do better. All of us. While the standard in the law for family shelters has been lowered, that doesn't mean that Mayor Bowser cannot far exceed this floor--and she has promised to try to do so.

A Landmark Year for Important Policy

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Toni G. Atkins

"Landmark legislation" is a term that gets thrown around pretty easily in political circles, but many of the bills passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this year live up to that lofty description.

Private Bathrooms Should Not Be Up For Debate: DC Must Protect the Dignity and Safety of Homeless Families

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 11.02.2015 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

These are the voices that matter--the voices of the families who have had to raise children and get through their days in a dormitory-style environment with ever-changing strangers sharing intimate spaces. It's not speculative to say that families will suffer if we recreate this style of shelter.

I Want a Carbon Fee -- or 'Clean Reward' -- Because I'm Selfish, I Breathe, and I Want My State to Prosper

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Adam Sulkowski

Since 2008 British Columbia's economy has grown while carbon pollution dropped using a popular and business-friendly law championed by a centrist-conservative politician.

Recalling a Time When Congressional Bipartisanship Worked for Young Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A plethora of child care legislation has been passed over the past four decades but programs are still available to only a fraction of the children who need them. The quality of care provided to our children in their early years remains very inadequate, especially for the poorest children.

The Biggest Hack At The Congressional Hackathon Is Bipartisan Comity

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.23.2015 | Technology

Four years after the First Congressional Hackathon took place in Washington, D.C., the most impressive "hack" Friday was a showing of bipartisanship ...

Make Steps and Dollars Matter in Cancer Walks

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If 50 percent of all cancers are preventable, we need to start hearing news about cancer declining, not increasing. Are we as a nation up to this challenge?

The Fight to End Hunger: The Role of U.S. NGOs and Global Leadership

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

This September, global leaders from 193 countries came together to agree on an ambitious set of universal goals to reduce poverty and inequality.

Creative Tax Legislation as a Way to Improve America's Public Safety, Gun Safety and Create Funds to Invest in Improving Mental Health Care

Dennis Santiago | Posted 10.02.2015 | Crime
Dennis Santiago

Roll this around in your head. It's thinking outside the box to be sure but at this point with Columbine repetitions becoming regular coverage in the news cycles, perhaps it's time to be thinking outside the box.

Legislators Panic and Force Addiction Treatment

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 09.16.2015 | New York
Elaine Pawlowski

Making naloxone available with an attached condition during a life and death emergency is not only irresponsible and stigmatizing but cruel.