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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.

On Social Security, Beware the False Progressives

Daniel Marans | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Daniel Marans

Halloween has come early this year for Wall Street Democrats, who are busy disguising their plans to gut Social Security as "progressive."

Taking the Economic Road Less Traveled

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

As the events in the Middle East and the tragedy of Japan's earthquake continue to unfold, we are called upon more than ever to transform the U.S. government, one that relies heavily on predatory capitalism.

Confession of a Former Union Hater

Tony Zini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tony Zini

The union is essential in providing a balance of power on the micro level to teachers and employees who want to be treated fairly.

The King's Speech

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

As we consider the will of a young King to move forward the reforms he started ten years ago, his actions show his commitment to a continuation of reform in Morocco.

Boys Death From Toothache Leads To Greater Dental Care Access For Kids

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Since Deamonte's death, Congress has recognized dental coverage as an important component of comprehensive care for children, enacting major policy changes to improve kids' coverage.

Starting a Saudi Revolution Without Revolutionaries

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Sometimes people are so hopeful about the prospect of more bloodshed spilled in the Middle East that they resort to stretching the truth to further their agenda.

FAQs About Demonstrations in Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Does the Jordanian regime risk falling as has been the case in Tunisia and Egypt? No, demonstrator have not publicly called for the end of the monarchy.

Bahrain Protesters "Determined as Ever" Despite State Violence

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Protesters built a stage in the middle of the roundabout. Tents soon followed. By nightfall, thousands were chanting "we will not leave before he leaves." He is Bahrain's Prime Minister.

The Affordable Health Care Act: A Law Too Big to Fail?

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

When this case comes to the Supreme Court, the question is going to turn on whether compelling someone to buy something is regulation of commerce, and whether the mandate is "necessary" for health care reform.

Can Games and Gamification Fix Washington?

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabe Zichermann

Gamification is the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to solve problems and engage audiences, and is being used in fields as diverse as healthcare, education and advertising to create radical and profound behavior change.

The Reformers Are Leaving Our Schools in the 20th Century

Marc Prensky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Marc Prensky

Most reformers are focused on fixing the educational "system." But it's not the "system" that is most important to fix; it's the education that the system provides.

Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimat...

Public Response to Obama's YouTube Comment on Drug Legalization Shows Progress

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

It wasn't long ago that discussing drug legalization was akin to considering whether it should be legal to dump toxic waste on your property line. But now, the marijuana issue is finally legitimate.

Arab Earthquake: Egypt Is the Region's Turning Point

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The Arab masses are sick and tired of being sick and tired. From Tunisia spread a renewed hope that Arabs are experiencing a re-awakening of the collective conscience.

State of the Union Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is likely to lean more heavily on "reaching out" to Republicans. He knows full well that if anything legislative is going to get done in the next two years, Republicans are going to have to be on board.

Empowerment, Respect and Health

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

Manzanita SEED, a small, Spanish-English immersion elementary school in Oakland, was one of two schools in California to win the 2010 National Title I Distinguished School Award for raising test scores.

The Internet You Need

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg


Symbolism Versus Substance

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans know full well that their healthcare repeal vote today is nothing more than empty symbolism. They should enjoy their symbolic moment in the sunshine, as the substance that follows is not going to be anywhere near as much fun.

The Black Community Crusade for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

New research found the vast majority of America's black community see poor black youths falling further behind. We must address what many of us believe is the worst crisis faced by millions of black children since slavery.

Tunisia's Revolution Was Twitterized

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In what could be a sign of how social media is reshaping politics in the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisian protesters turned to Twitter to broadcast information on their popular revolt.

Health Reform Under Attack

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The health reform law is already helping children and families and stopping some of the most egregious abuses of health insurers. Why would any sensible person want to go backwards and take these protections away?

When divorce, custody issues and domestic abuse collide

Rob Hahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Rob Hahn

Mike Haywood seemed to be in an ideal situation.

Pushing to Reform Senate Rules With Greater Transparency, Efficiency

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

I am leading a new effort to clean up Congress by boosting transparency and efficiency in the way the U.S. Senate debates legislation. This is the next step in bolstering accountability and cleaning up Washington.