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ATFP Policy Statement: Working Together for a Two-State Solution

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Yesterday, my colleagues and I at the American Task Force on Palestine issued the following policy statement regarding our approach to working with ot...

All's Not Quiet on the U.S. Climate Change Front

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Environmental Protection Agency is on the march, while U.S. senators prepare a flanking attack. Lots of Ameri...

President Obama Attempts to Bridge the "Enthusiasm Gap"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

President Obama must continue to talk directly to the American people, but he also must take concrete steps toward reinvigorating public institutions, unapologetically, and throwing a lifeline to a drowning middle class.

Getting Fired for Using (Legal?) Medical Marijuana

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

You thought your medical marijuana card made it legal for you to smoke or ingest THC? Too bad. Colorado employers are claiming their pot policies don't have to allow for medical marijuana use.

What can New Orleans teach us about charter schools?

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sawyers

Since the levees broke, independently run New Orleans charter schools educate more than 60 percent of the students compared to about three percent nat...

Ideas in the Inter-Tubes: "Think Tanks and Netroots" NN10 Panel Summary

Progressive Ideas Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Progressive Ideas Network

At this year's Netroots Nation convention in Las Vegas, I moderated a panel called "Think Tanks and Netroots: Best Practices for Working Together."

FCC Curse Word Policy Tossed By Federal Court

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single c...

The Public Option in Retrospect

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

Health reform will do a lot of things that most Americans don't realize it will do, and it will not do a lot of things that many Americans mistakenly believe it will.

We Need Bold Action on Childhood Obesity

James S. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James S. Marks

U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher sounded the alarm bell a decade ago: childhood obesity was spreading through our nation like an epidemic, jeopardizing the health of our children and threatening to bankrupt our health care system.

Thinking Big by Starting Small

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Agriculture funding should focus on the many low-tech, African-led innovations that are already helping to alleviate hunger and poverty in environmentally sustainable ways all over the continent.

Compliance and Social Media: Friends or Foes?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

It is increasingly frustrating for innovators to get social media tools past hyper-risk-adverse compliance specialists.

The Hustle for Good Food: Dispatches From the Bronx Food Summit

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Elizabeth McVay Greene

What's gone wrong in the Bronx to make a conference about food access necessary?

Oil Sh%& Happens: Is It Worth It?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

As the deepwater oil spill arrives on the Gulf Coast, just some quotes to consider ... from John McCain to Barack Obama to George Will.

The Role of Race, Poverty and Equal Opportunity in Education Reform

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Laracy

We must first recognize that racial inequality in our schools ultimately harms our shared national interest, and then develop a 21st century approach to learning that can address the challenges facing our schools.

Weathering the Oil Spill: Tar Balls, Streamers, and Eddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Today's oil spill news is dominated by Obama's Oval Office speech, but the highlight for me was a quiet update by the head of NOAA yesterday.

As the Climate Turns

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with ups and downs of the climate debate strain credulity. Senate Does Not Approve of Disapproving The Senate has...

Whose Internet Is It?

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

First, we had the Supreme Court affirming the free speech rights of corporations. Now we have the DC Court of Appeals telling us Comcast owns the Int...

Social Innovation for Low-Income Communities: Turning Risk Into Reward

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Laracy

Social innovations are catalysts that bring together creativity, expertise and a relentless focus on results to solve problems and dramatically improve performance across the country.

The Dark Side of Healthcare Technology

Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

In nearly every economic sector, technology drives costs down. But in healthcare, technology has had the opposite effect. At long last, though, that's changing through scalable technologies.

The Boys Who Cried 'Climategate'

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Many in the climate skeptics' camp are 'outraged' by the Obama administration. OK, I respect your high standards. In case you missed them, here are two other instances that should spark similar outrage.

The Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: Ch-Ch-Changes and Lots of Loose Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Here's an early thumbnail sketch of some of who's getting what in the Kerry-Lieberman (and perhaps Graham) bill.

Facebook Privacy Policy, Settings Explained

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Recent changes to Facebook's privacy policies have made users' information far more public than ever before: much personal data is now public by defau...

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.

Yes We Can -- But Ya Gotta Know How: New York's Take on Obama's Lack of Leadership

Nelson Montana | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nelson Montana

As it stands, Obama is lost at sea without a compass. And it may be time to face the reality we've all dreaded. The guy just hasn't got the chops for the gig.

USA's Open Season on Chemical Dumping

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

With so much progress over the last 50 years, who'd have thought we may soon be reliving the fictional life of young Lucy Lynch in mid-20th century Thomaston. I am filled with nostalgia at the thought.