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Dear Republican Party: Talk Economics, Not Social Issues

Gary Johnson | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Gary Johnson

When I see Republican presidential candidates discussing morality as if the government were some type of watchdog and moral compass for America -- then I see the American electorate being turned away from the Republican Party.

Poverty Kills. Better Policy, Not Better Medicine, Is the Solution

Kristen Lewis | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

Poverty kills. Addressing the underlying social and economic conditions that breed poverty and ill health -- in other words, better policy, not better medicine -- is the solution.

Measuring a Better Life

Kristen Lewis | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

It's no surprise that GDP is no longer the first place economists, policymakers, and individuals go to answer the question "how are people really doing?"

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Try To Woo Christian Conservatives At Conference

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an election season driven by economic worries, Republican leaders are trying to keep Christian conservatives excited and involved by ...

Hillary: Agent of Change, Rock Star

Kathy Kemper | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

It's a common misperception that the challenges women face are "soft" social issues. But the central role women play in society translates into a "butterfly effect" affecting ever-larger circles of humanity.

Which California Are You?

Kristen Lewis | Posted 07.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Kristen Lewis

Wouldn't it be great if an objective, fact-based tool existed to identify the most strategic levers for change -- to help keep California from losing its edge? Such a tool now exists.

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Is Good For Businesses

Reena De Asis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reena De Asis

Ideally, innovative corporations would increasingly function beyond the short-term profit motive and pay greater attention to their impact on the social economy.

Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies

AP | By TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A bill to legalize gay marriage in Maryland fell short Friday after supporters failed to find enough votes to overcome Republican op...

Focus On The Family Asserts Importance Of Social Issues, Embraces Softer Tone

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When Focus on the Family's fiery founder, James Dobson, severed ties with the organization in 2010, many expected the conservative flagship to strike ...

Speaking Out Against Afro Latino Indifference, Through Music - ChocQuibTown Set For Grammy's Center Stage

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Axel W. Caballero

ChocQuibTown is set to take the 53rd Grammy awards by storm this Sunday, as they set the stage for a pre telecast performance and are the odds favorite to take Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album of the year.

Backlash Feared As Some In GOP Push Social Issues

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Although fixing the economy is the top priority, Republicans who won greater control of state governments in this month's electio...

GOP Gains To Thrust Social Issues Back Into National Spotlight

Washington Post | Sandhya Somashekhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But major GOP gains in state legislatures across the country - where policy on social issues is often set - left cultural conservatives newly empowere...

On the Issues from Abortion to War & Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I want to put this somewhat intellectual blog posting into perspective. Below is a quote from Matt Taibbi's new book, Griftopia-Bubble Machines, Vamp...

Gardner Not Talking Social Issues In Colorado's 4th

Jesse Benn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Benn

With the focus on a struggling economy social issues have taken a backseat this election season in Colorado's 4th Congressional District. There has be...

And the New 2011 TED Prize Winner Is....

Amy Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Novogratz

The winner of the 2011 TED Prize is someone you may not know, but once you see his mind blowing creations and learn about his work, I have no doubt you will understand our choice.

The Tea Party Is the GOP's Problem

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

In backing challenges to GOP moderates, the Tea Party looks like a looking-glass version of the "netroots" progressives who backed Howard Dean in 2004 and Ned Lamont's primary challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Michael Bennet Ad Hits Ken Buck On Reproductive Rights

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Friday, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet released his latest campaign commercial, which hits his opponent, Republican Ken Buck for his stances on re...

Nine Years After 9/11: Will We Ever Be "One" Again?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Bad political decisions, bitter partisanship, fear mongering, and mistrust have eroded the unity and sense of common purpose that Americans shared immediately after 9/11.

Redefining Manliness

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Arrigg Koh

The stereotype of the independent, confident male vs. the dependent, superficial female is omnipresent in our society today. These images of gender roles are a misrepresentation of reality.

Keep Your Eye on the Ball... When Legislating!

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

Every child learning a sport is admonished to 'keep your eye on the ball!' This advice has worked well for generations. If only our lawmakers and regulators were told the same!

Express Gratitude to those You Love

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Arrigg Koh

Take a moment to think about the people who have made a difference in your life, those who you know that, without them, you would be in a very different place. We all have those people on our lists.

The Need for a Life Skills Education in Schools

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Arrigg Koh

We all have two lives -- one professional, one personal. Our educational system emphasizes preparation for the former. What is neglected yet desperately needed, however, is a focused attention on the latter.

Health Care Reform Passed, Now What?

Sarah Burd-Sharps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Burd-Sharps

In 1999, the government launched Healthy People 2010, an ambitious project to narrow the disparities in health outcomes for different groups. But it failed. Now that health care reform has passed, it's time for Healthy People 2020.

Why Our Negative View of the Well-Paid Worker Must Change

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Arrigg Koh

A change in mindset is needed to view those in well-paying jobs not as stark enemies but as potential allies in the fight to make a difference for the greater good.

What the World Cup Can Teach Us

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Daniel Arrigg Koh

In soccer, even fans of different countries can find a bond in their love for the sport. The same applies to all rival groups.