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Streamlining Regulation: How to Reduce Rules without Reducing Competitiveness

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

Rather than impose moratoria on new rules, we should remove or replace sub-standard rules and improve the rulemaking process.

Hurrah for Saudi Women and Their King!

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Terry Kelhawk

American women take for granted, and sometimes even bemoan, the soccer-mom type need for driving themselves and others around on errands. Yet for years, my Saudi friends in America have held out this commonplace activity as a hope.

In Jordan Reform and Loyalty Mixed With Sports

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

After weeks of debate and accusations that reflect differences based on national origins, Jordanian nationalism received a major boost recently from a...

Low and Slow: The Process of Reforming Government

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

If you were asked to make a personal investment in an organization would you accept an investment plan that would take 10 years, billions of dollars, with the odds of success below 25 percent?

Reform Congress - Save Ourselves

Daniel Hough Jones | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Daniel Hough Jones

Thesis We live in a fragmented society. We are overwhelmed. Influtrol (a word I will be explaining) is a major cause. Influtrol has become endemic in ...

The Call to Generation X to Reform Health Care

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

I recently commented on Facebook that in 20 years I will be in my late 50s, caring for my elderly baby boomer parents, and trying to pay for the young...

America's Other Deficit

Harry Kresky | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Republican presidential candidates blamed President Obama for the downgrade. In so doing they demonstrated the very hyper partisanship that so concerned the S&P analysts.

Time for Sunshine in Sacramento

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 10.09.2011 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Would you believe that, after the recent scandals in California around illegal compensation and government secrecy, the California legislature is keeping the budgets of legislators and legislative committees secret?

Tyler Kingkade

Educators Worry Teachers Are Not Getting Adequate Training, Evaluation | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education leaders told a House committee Wednesday to focus on crafting comprehensive blueprint for teacher evaluations as Congress move...

Lights, Camera, Action: Time to Change the Script and Bring in New Directors in Public Education Reform

John H. Jackson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

To produce transformative educational reform, we must roll the closing credits for self-invested "reformers" and have parents, students and grassroots advocates take their rightful positions on the stage.

Dear Mr. Smith, Our Broken Immigration System Requires Solutions That Embrace Discretion, Not Eliminate It

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

Congressman Lamar Smith has engaged in an all-out effort to turn back the clock on our immigration laws through a series of bills that may tackle one issue at a time, but equal a comprehensive overhaul.

George Ayittey: How to Defeat a Dictator

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Ghanaian economist George Ayittey attended the Oslo Freedom Forum in May. There, he sat down with me to talk about defeating dictators.

Investing in Egypt's Future

John Sullivan | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Three major economic issues will have a profound effect on the success of Egypt's revolution: tourism, debt renegotiation, and the power of the informal sector.

FCC Commissioner's Comcast Dash Triggers Wave of Disgust

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.14.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Baker's move may become the tipping point for new rules to stop Washington's revolving door from tempting any bureaucrat to exchange a light regulatory hand for the promise of a high-salaried job.

To India and China, With Love: America to Send Back Her Job-Creating Graduates

Dinkar Jain | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Dinkar Jain

Never before has a country invited the best brains from around the world, given them an education using her own money and then asked these brains to depart and invest their blossoming talents for the progress and betterment of other nations.

Suggestions for Obama's Medicare Counterproposal

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be very easy for whatever Obama comes up with to look a lot better than just handing seniors a voucher and saying: "Good luck with that medical insurance marketplace."

Picking up the Pieces

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For the 600 million people living in fragile and conflict affected economies, the threat of relapsing into violence and slipping into deeper poverty i...

Midtown Court Helps Ex-Criminals Become Better Dads | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home

MIDTOWN -- After spending 13 years in prison, Joseph DeJesus is trying to turn his life around. But with no reliable source of income and seven childr...

One Teacher's Vision To Save American Education

Randy Turner | Posted 06.10.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Why do teachers remain impotent on the sidelines while legislators with no idea of what goes in a classroom are making decisions that affect the lives of millions of American children?

WHO's Real and Urgent Crisis: Its Role in a Changing World

Nandini Oomman | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Nandini Oomman

On March 23rd, Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet, "tweeted" a series of 140 character messages in rapid fire about the World Health Organization (W...

AT&T / T-Mobile : Looking Like a Disaster

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

To this T-Mobile customer, last week's announcement of a proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile sent shivers up my spine. And not just because I anticipate an increase in my wireless bill.

Why 8,000 Eighth-Grade NYC Students Don't Have High School Placements Yet

Michele Somerville | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

We don't need more "selective" or "elite" schools. We need good, safe, solid, diverse high schools for every young person in the system.

When It Comes to Teaching, Who Needs Experience?

Randy Turner | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

In Missouri, a bill has been proposed which would eliminate tenure and the due process it guarantees and allow administrators and school boards to fire teachers with or without reason.

Celebrating and Protecting Health Reform for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.02.2011 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The low cost of covering children compared to the high costs of dealing with the consequences later is a no brainer: An uninsured child costs the local community $2,100 more than coverage for a child with Medicaid.

Education 'Reformer' May Have Been Caught Cheating

Wade Norris | Posted 05.30.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

A 'reformer' who was on a rising path in Washington political circles has near-to-impossible turnaround scores in schools to bolster her resume.