If our collective hope is for prosperity, one of the ways we can get there is by restoring the strength of the systems we rely on to get us back and forth to work, supply our power, keep us safe from floods when storms rage, and make sure we can communicate with each other. To put prosperity within our reach, we need a strong infrastructure to build upon.
The congressional Republicans and the conservative entertainment complex has lost its collective shpadoinkle over President Obama's slate of new executive orders. In fact, George W. Bush signed more orders in his first four years than President Obama has signed in just over five.
Apprenticeships are a win-win: They provide workers with sturdy rungs on that ladder of opportunity and employers with the skilled workers they need to grow their businesses. And yet they've been an undervalued and underutilized tool in our nation's workforce development arsenal.
I am happy to report that the State of the News Quiz is healthy and the outlook is good, at least if you take our Week to Week News Quiz and test your knowledge of the week's happenings.
To know that the cause that I have been fighting for has made it all the way to the White House's ears makes me more proud than I can say.
Corporate America needs to make significant shifts in how it operates to keep women engaged in work and part of our country's economic engine. Here are eight ways employers can "do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode" and keep working mothers at work.
President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 28, 2014. (Offi...
No economic fruit is larger, or lower hanging, than rebuilding America's decrepit infrastructure. Several million jobs could be added. American competitiveness would be enhanced. Public and private investors would be repaid handsomely. America's environmental footprint would be greener. All that's needed to get all this is... end legal paralysis.
Most Americans want civility in our politics. Most. But not all. U.S. Rep. Randy Weber was busy being uncivil before the speech even began. I wanted to respond to this as a minister and American -- and did so.
It didn't take much. Just the power of the presidency, the State of the Union, and the whole country watching. Plus the president's will.
In his SOTU address, President Obama said: "It's not enough to train today's workforce. We also have to prepare tomorrow's workforce, by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education." No matter which side of the political aisle you sit on, we think that's a sentiment worth supporting.
In his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama took just 5 minutes of the 65-minute speech to cover energy and environment issues. He ...
For many working families, even two incomes are not enough to make ends meet, as the cost of living has outpaced a rise in wages. These families are increasingly experiencing the effects of poverty, and, for the first time in the program's history, households led by working-age Americans are the largest group accessing federal food assistance.
Whether or not one believes that the Death Penalty is the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights, systemic fair trials violations, and the routine inhumane treatment of prisoners within the Pakistani justice system, inevitably places the country in breach of its international obligations...
Spreading the message of empowering Americans and making government functional would seem like an easy task. But when 78 million more people want to watch a corporate football game instead of the game of the politics of running a country, it's an uphill battle for Rep. Lee, or anyone that wants Washington to actually become more functional, no matter the party.
Obama's State of the Union address gave conservatives a lot of opportunities to run their crazy flags up the proverbial vaginal probe this week.