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Five Great Moments from Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Judith Samuelson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Judith Samuelson

My advice for newcomers: skip the pundits and lean in to innovative change agents -- the "makers" who work across the spectrum of business, arts, education and politics. You know an event is a success when your hope for the future is renewed.

Valuing Diversity and Investing in Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Imagine how different things for children might be if politicians were the ones to lose their jobs for failing to improve education, reduce child poverty, etc. What is needed is a focus on the needs of children before it is too late.

Children and American Leadership: What Would the Roosevelts Do?

Bruce Lesley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Children are still struggling with high poverty, hunger, insecure housing, child abuse, inadequate early childhood services, and cuts to education that are leading millions of children down a pathway toward a dark and uncertain future. It is time we address their needs. Our future depends on it.

'Divide and Lose': A Lousy Democratic Strategy for Social Security'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If some pundits have their way, the new blueprint for the Democratic Party will pit generation against generation, fragmenting us into ever-smaller social groups competing for slices of an ever-shrinking economic pie. If Democrats try to "divide and conquer," everyone will lose.

Romney's Defeat Spotlights Clash Of Generations | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

There was no exit sign, no milepost. But in this week’s election, America unmistakably turned onto the road of sustained competition and conflict be...

Olympia Snowe: Why I’m Leaving The Senate

The Washington Post | Olympia Snowe | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

Two truths are all too often overshadowed in today’s political discourse: Public service is a most honorable pursuit, and so is bipartisanship. I...