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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. ...

The U.S. Makes 4 Important Education Commitments to the World

Sean McComb | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Sean McComb

The US, rarely sheepish on international commitments, made four, shared by the American Federation of Teachers, the Council of Chief State School Offices, the National Education Association and the US Department of Education.

What the Next President Should Do about the Racial Wealth Divide

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 03.17.2016 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Bold action by the President of the United States is an important step that can help fuel the larger change necessary to finally put racial inequality in our past.

Inequality of Sleep

Justin Curmi | Posted 03.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Justin Curmi

So, should sleep be a human right? Maybe businesses should be more aware of their employees' sleep. Or, should governments do more to prevent it?

Public Health and Citizens, Truly United

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Public health is all about doing the best we can for actual people, not a statistical and anonymous horde that exists nowhere outside of actuarial tables. That doesn't always align with the greatest profits for some large corporation. In fact, it almost never does, because of the time horizons involved.

Putting the Public Back in Public Education

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Harry Boyte

David Mathews, president of the Kettering Foundation, once wrote a book with the evocative title, "Is There a Public for Public Schools?" In my blog ...

Something New For The Eternal City?

Laura Kiss | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Laura Kiss

"Roma has beeen abused by bad policy". These are the words used by Virginia Raggi to launch her campaign as the candidate of the Movimento 5 Stelle (M...

Taking Tests 2.34 Percent of School Time: Too Little or Too Much?

Martin J. Blank | Posted 02.26.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is shifting state accountability systems away from test-driven academic performance toward a balance between academic and non-academic factors.

From blue sky science to blue ribbon policy: a call to action

Terry Babcock-Lumish | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Terry Babcock-Lumish

Exhortations to learn from history are nothing new. But how to make sense of that which is wholly novel, for which history books fail to offer a tidy ...

Zenefits, Uber and Facebook: Who Loses When Innovation & Regulation Collide?

Seyi Fabode | Posted 02.17.2016 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

Zenefits, Uber, Facebook or These companies have dominated tech headlines in the past few days for the issues they are dealing with rega...

Five Macro Trends That Arts Organizations Need to Watch

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

2016 is off and running, and guaranteed to be a dynamic presidential election year. Along with a new administration in Washington, five broad cultural...