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Where There Is a Will, There Is a Way

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

When reds and blues bicker endlessly, particularly about economic choices and the powerful current evidence from recent past events, everyone loses beginning with citizens in need and politicians who want it both ways -- for example better job training with no more costs.

It's Time to Fix the Climate -- Why Do We Delay?

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

When citizens see that their representatives work for special interests instead of the public good, their confidence in government erodes. They stop telling their representatives what to do, which only makes it easier for their representatives to work for special interests.

Did You Hear What Obama Said?

Jonathan Walton | Posted 04.05.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

Our perception of the world is horribly off because the scale we use to measure ourselves is skewed and it will never be stacked in our favor unless there is a radical transformation. And that transformation does not exist outside of an encounter with Jesus.

Obama Poll Watch -- January 2015

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An argument can be made that there are really two aspects to Obama's rise in the polls. The first is all the bold positions Obama has been staking out recently. The second, though, is the fact that more and more Americans are starting to feel better about their economic prospects.

President Obama Makes Families a Priority

MotherWoman | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics

We are thrilled with President Obama's commitment to women and families. In his most recent State of the Union address, Obama called on Congress to pass a bill that would allow workers throughout the nation to earn up to seven paid sick days a year. We're proud that Massachusetts voters adopted our own paid-sick-leave law by ballot initiative last November.

A Youth Response to SOTU

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

President Obama addressed several youth issues, but as young people we have to make sure these policies are being developed with the interest of young people in mind and advocate for the issues that directly impact our lives.

President Obama Would Rather Talk to Youtube Stars Than to Mainstream Media -- And They Can't Stand It

Richard Fowler | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

The truth is that the online audience Obama was able to speak to trust Bethany Mota, Glozell Green, and Hank Green. They do not trust mainstream journalists. But for the mainstream media, rather than taking a look in the mirror, it is much easier to continue with what has become tiresome and played-out Obama bashing.

Can President Obama Make Equal Access Headway?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

The bottom line here: What needs to change so that we ensure all children have access to a quality K-12 education?

Trust Reality Rather Than President Obama's Words on Drones

Jeff Bachman | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Jeff Bachman

Despite all of the evidence that demonstrates how empty Obama's words are when it comes to the reality of the civilian impact of drone strikes, he somehow finds the nerve to continue the "trust me" defense.

Pareidolia in Politics: The Face of Faith's Corrupting Influence

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

A big leap it is not from believing in god and the devil to believing in anything at all, including that the president is a radical Christian but also a Muslim and a foreign-citizen socialist who will take your guns away. Facts don't matter; we create a fictional order in the face of randomness and then call that real, and the chasm becomes ever wider.

Internet Users, Businesses Awaiting FCC Open Internet Rules After Congress, President's Attention

Edward J. Black | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The FCC was the institution Congress created years ago to look out for the public interest in communications network access. They were wise to minimize politics and charge the agency with developing the technical expertise to protect universal access to communications services. Congress would be wise now to let the FCC carry out its mission.

SOTU: Obama Now Sounds Like a Candidate for High School Class President

Michael Goldstein | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

Now, with a Congress fully in the hands of a Republican Party increasingly dominated by its right wing, he can make all the ringing proclamations he wants to about taxing the rich to help the middle class.

The Upcoming Battle Over Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

When Netanyahu makes his third appearance in the House Chamber, the political and strategic gap between Obama and himself will again be thrown into stark relief, with ramifications echoing in both countries' foreign and domestic policies.

Sustaining Progress in Cancer Research: Precision Medicine and More

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

One very encouraging proposal in President Obama's recent State of the Union is the commitment to greater federal investment in biomedical research, including precision medicine and genomics research.

Don't Forget Me

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

It's deeply reassuring when our president shows how he is paying attention. Remembering. And his numbers don't lie. Barack Obama continues to lead us away from the Great Republican Recession.

State of the President? Free at Last!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Why is that man smiling? ...

Jason Linkins

So, That Happened: Congress Delivered Its State Of Disarray | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

In last week's speech, the most newsworthy moment came when the president emphasized the importance of what he called "middle-class economics." The quick, hot take was that by doing so, Obama was opening a new round of combat with Republicans.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Steals GOP's Honeymoon

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most of our article today is going to deal with Obama and his speech, ending with the snappiest portions as this week's talking points. But before we get to that, let's take a quick look at what the Republicans have been up to, as well as some other minor political news of the week.

The President's Baby Steps Towards Retirement Security

Teresa Ghilarducci | Posted 03.27.2015 | Money
Teresa Ghilarducci

The president's proposal is fantastic, really. But this is not enough. Helping workers to invest these accumulated assets and then to withdraw sensibly at retirement are two other big problems, which the president didn't touch.

New Yorker Cartoonist Live Tweets the State of the Union

Liza Donnelly | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Liza Donnelly

We all need to laugh! So when Moms Clean Air Force was told Florida Field Manager, Nicole Hernandez Hammer was invited as a personal guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union, I was asked to Live Tweet the event.

9 Funny Someecards To End The Week With A Laugh

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 01.23.2015 | Comedy

We made it through another one, y'all! This week had its winners and losers. We're gonna give the win to President Obama for having the one of the...

Business Owners: Here's How the President's SOTU Proposals Will Affect You

Gene Marks | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Good speech? Bad speech? That's irrelevant. And it's not important what you think of the president either. What's more important is what will actually impact your company. And based on the above, some of what the president discussed will impact you. That's what you should be thinking about as you begin this new year.

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

President Obama's State of the Union focuses on climate change; Republicans' sneaky move to give the Keystone XL pipeline a new name; Yellowstone River pipeline spill spews oil and cancer-causing benzene; PLUS: Yes, Republicans vote climate change is not a hoax -- but there's a catch.

A Majority of Dependents

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Even if you're a just a talk-radio host, you shouldn't just say "Yap," as KHOW 630-AM's Mandy Connell did yesterday, when your special guest, in this case, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), insults the President.

20 Huge Statements Obama Made About Your Money in His State of the Union Address

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money

Did you watch Tuesday's State of the Union address? If you didn't get a chance to catch President Obama's annual address to the nation, now is the time to get caught up. The following recap includes 20 key points the president touched on that could have an impact on your wallet.