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The Rising Power Of The Latino Vote

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 07.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

Our community is rapidly emerging as change agents on these issues, in addition to the policy areas where Latinos are best known for making their mark -- in immigration, labor and civil rights.

Hate Is A Public Health Emergency

Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH

Orlando is a wake-up call, an opportunity to say "never again," not only to obvious acts of violence like the Pulse Nightclub massacre, but to the more subtle but equally lethal acts of violence fueled by every day, systemic hate.

Why Politicians Lie

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

In a democracy in order to get power or to stay in power a politician needs to lie about his or her intentions , needs to maneuver and disorient enemies from the opposition and frequently from his own party or has to keep his or her mouth shut and keep a straight face although there is much to say.

Trump's Special Snowflakes

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Mona Shattell

Co-authored by Anne Balay PhD, visiting assistant professor, Haverford College. Following the Orlando massacre's call for blood donations, there's a ...

Amsterdam's Sharing Cities Roundtable: Going Deeper

April Rinne | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
April Rinne

The sharing economy is about much, much more than Airbnb or Uber. We should know that.

The $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software

Victoria Espinel | Posted 06.15.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Today, I'll be at New America talking about the impact software has on the economy. Software is at the forefront of American innovation -- laying the ...

Data Proves That Railroads Drive the American Economy

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 06.13.2016 | DC
Edward R. Hamberger

Every school age child learns that molecules are the basic building block of life. Without them, our world as we know it would not exist.

Building a Culturally Conscious Future for the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

It was my honor last week to attend the Turnaround Arts White House Talent Show which showcased the singing, dancing, playing of music, and performing...

For an Optimistic Revolution

Alexander Stubb | Posted 05.30.2016 | Technology
Alexander Stubb

The world has seen more than one industrial revolution and another one is already upon us. We should face it as optimists.

Exercising Democracy in Environmental Decision-Making

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Nichlas Emmons

Whatever your political party affiliation, it is your responsibility to hold candidates accountable for their actions. We live in a democracy and this is what living in a democracy is all about. Whether it is Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, or Gary Johnson, it is our responsibility to make our thoughts and concerns known.

House GOP Surprises with Press Conference on Opioids Instead of Donald Trump

Robert D. Ashford | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Robert D. Ashford

If the messaging used this morning is any indication, the country might just get what it needs out of our elected officials in D.C; and that is how government should work - responding the wills and needs of the individuals around the country.

The Long View: What Are the Biggest Issues for the Energy Arena Over the Next 10 Years?

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

Stakeholders in the energy sector are focused on the ongoing legal battle over the Clean Power Plan, the potential rules on methane emissions and the ...

This Mother's Day, Let's Truly Support All Parents

Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Mothers face a penalty in the workplace, earning less than fathers and carrying the burden of being the presumed "primary" caregiver. And men are discouraged from playing a larger role in their children's lives.

My America

Andrew Fishman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Andrew Fishman

I watch the politicians and the media portrayals of the candidates with disappointment and a touch of bewildered amusement. I listen to their words a...

PLCs? We Need PBCs!

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

It was poor advice from the famous economist Milton Friedman that the only duty of a corporation is to maximize its return on investment. Instead, Ell...

Solutions for Stormwater in Seattle

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Pascal Mittermaier

In Seattle, we embrace the rain. We dress for it, play in it and enjoy the benefits of plentiful water and greenery as a result of it. But rain -- or more specifically stormwater run-off -- is destroying Puget Sound.

The Most Substantive Debate in Recent Political History

David Morris | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Win or lose, Bernie Sanders has made this Democratic primary the most substantive in my lifetime. Not that Hillary Clinton's campaign is devoid of ideas. She has some thoughtful ones. But the boldness of Sanders' proposals is what has driven this historic and instructive debate.

Now is the Time for Disabled Artists to Flourish

Lane Harwell | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Stevie Wonder, Marlee Matlin, Peter Dinklage, and Chuck Close are names many are familiar with. They are exceptional artists, and they are exceptions ...

A Public Reckoning With Mass Incarceration

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Back in the fall of 2015, hundreds of students, formerly incarcerated people, corrections officers, families, scholars, photographers, and others came together in an unprecedented collaboration to build a collective memory of the incarceration generation.

NYC Public Advocate: More Needs To Be Done To Protect Children From Lead Paint Poisoning

The Huffington Post | Scilla Alecci | Posted 04.09.2016 | Business

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James says the city needs to strengthen the current regulations that are on the books to combat lead poisoning, ...

Great Britain's Energy Paralysis

Charles Perry | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Charles Perry

Most politicians in the UK know very little about energy. It is an extremely complicated sector and most of us who have worked over decades for energy...

US Women's Soccer and Pay Equity: Is This the Moment?

Leanne Doherty | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Leanne Doherty

When I heard about the U.S. Women's soccer team's five major stars filing a federal discrimination complaint against US Soccer seeking equal pay, I was struck by the moment. The potential of it, that is.

How Technology is Transforming Women-Owned Businesses in Africa

Mary Olushoga | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

Technology is the future, and a growing number of women entrepreneurs in Africa are starting their businesses with low-cost devices such as mobile pho...

Realities Missing from Political Debates

Riane Eisler | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Riane Eisler

Politics and entertainment used to reside in separate spheres. But in this year's Presidential campaign coverage, they've converged. While this has driven up TV ratings and network incomes, it's been a dangerous pastime for a country already behind in the things that matter.

The Passion of Arts Advocates Driving Change: Kennedy, U.S. Lawmakers, and You

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Earlier this month I was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving a lecture on arts and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Policy. ...