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Texas Passes Law to Keep Junk Food in Schools (Yeah, You Read That Right)

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Even as the nation as a whole is moving ahead to improve student health, here in Texas the legislature has just taken a big step in the wrong direction.

GOP Gov On Defense After Reported Ouster Of Top Environmental Official

Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

Ohio state Rep. Debbie Phillips (D) is seeking public records regarding the resignation of a top environmental official who told staffers last week th...

Of Bunny Rabbits and Stupid Regulations

Eli Lehrer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

A complex society probably needs some rules that are pretty complicated. Many of the most stupid rules probably aren't that harmful. Many regulations that are harmful aren't silly.

No Economic Recovery Without Small Business Recovery

Lynda Bekore | Posted 08.17.2013 | Small Business
Lynda Bekore

To share in the wealth, we all have to share in the responsibility of speaking out when government help turns into government obstacles. We have to make sure our elected representatives know why we object and what results we expect, because small business growth is good for everyone.

What to Listen for at Confirmation Hearing for White House Regulatory Czar

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Sidney Shapiro

Howard Shelanski's confirmation hearing comes at a crucial juncture in the Obama presidency. Progress on many important rules has been halted, including the EPA' rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions from future power plants.

Children and Families Need to Be the Number One Priority in Our Society

Mark Baer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Children and families need to be the number one priority in our society. Currently, we only pay lip service to such things. Our children are our future. Isn't it time that we reflect on our true values as a society?

The Singapore Diaries... Part I

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

My earliest memories of Singapore date back to the early '90s when I took my first trip there with my parents. I still have the (scary) memory of the cab driver warning us about littering or jaywalking.

U.S. Tax and Securities Laws Impede Solar Revolution

Nathan Homan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
Nathan Homan

Imagine a world, not too far off, where sustainable energy and fossil fuel energy investments compete for capital as equals. The end result would be staggering.

Soda and the Nanny State

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Did the Bloomberg proposal have faults? You bet. Did it have loopholes? Sure. Would it present an enforcement nightmare? Probably, although not nearly as bad as critics have suggested. But that does that mean we sit back and do nothing?

Sequester: Final Death Throes for Republiconomics -- and Republican Party

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now, it appears, Republicans will get their sequester. They will also, in the process, shatter any doubt that government spending indeed creates jobs.

Greece: How Long Until Junta?

Bill Frezza | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Bill Frezza

Read through the stories appearing everyday in the Greek press (which you might only find buried on the back pages of American newspapers) and you will undoubtedly ask yourself: "How long will these proud people put up with such degradation?"

Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come

Katherine McFate | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Katherine McFate

When the American public recognizes the way sensible standards and safeguards undergird the quality of life we all take for granted, our Christmases yet-to-come will be something grand.

Obama's Path

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

President Barack Obama accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party with a humble, values-oriented appeal to the voters who elected him in 2008.

Do the New School Food Regulations Actually Hinder Scratch-Cooking?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.29.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

For the majority of districts struggling to meet the new school food standards with inadequate funding and labor, the highly processed, lower priced, heat-and-eat entree will continue to remain an alluring option.

Rogue Moving Companies Under Fire From Feds

Reuters | Mitch Lipka | Posted 11.27.2013 | Small Business

By Mitch Lipka (Reuters) - Jody Phillips thought she had found the perfect mover for her relocation from Tennessee to Utah. The company...

Mitch McConnell and the Corporate War on Transparency

Donald Cohen | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The secrecy campaign is a straightforward effort to preserve and protect corporate power and influence. It's about winning in politics and success in the marketplace.

A Health Care Call to Action for Men: Is There an App for That?

John M. Burns | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
John M. Burns

We need a healthy wireless infrastructure and healthy pro-marketplace governmental policies to ensure health -- not just for men, but for our country and for our economy.

You Can't Have Healthy Businesses Without Strong Government

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

As much as conservatives want to pretend otherwise, you can't have strong, healthy, prospering businesses without a big, strong government. The kinds...

Fact Check: EPA Regulations Are Not Small Business's Kryptonite

John Arensmeyer | Posted 08.11.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

When it comes to EPA regulations that promote clean and renewable energy, don't believe the hype -- small business owners support 'em.

VIDEO: Industry Groups Insist on Charging You $1,195 to Read a Public Law

David Halperin | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
David Halperin

Today, private organizations charge U.S. citizens hundreds of dollars simply to read a copy of standards they issue -- even though citizens are required to obey those standards, because the federal government has incorporated them into regulations.

Mark Gongloff

3 Ways Dodd-Frank Could Have Saved JPMorgan $2 Billion

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

Somebody throw some water on the irony meter because it's burning up: JPMorgan could have been spared the embarrassment and pain of its $2 billion tra...

Zach Carter

Bank of America Targeted By Protesters And Investors As SEC Weighs Political Spending Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Securities and Exchange Commission considers requiring corporations to disclose their political spending to shareholders, a coali...

Goldman: This Regulation Will Kill 300,000 Jobs

Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

By now, we're almost as sick of writing about Wall Street fighting new regulation as you are of reading it. It's always the same thing: Wah, we're big...

The French Presidential Election: the Roles of Fascism and Fukushima

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Vivian Norris

In general, the French President does not appear to be respected as a statesman. The French do not recognize Sarkozy's way of doing things as being familiar, as representing who they are, whether it be on the left or the right.

Romney, Potential Running Mate Discuss Fishy Business

Portsmouth Patch | Robert Cook and Dany Tuohy | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney made an appearance this morning at the Portsmouth Fish Pier with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who has been rumored to be a possible running m...