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From BP to BPMC: What We Should Learn from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster About PMSC

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

What does the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have to do with the private military and security contracting industry? At first glance, nothing at all. But...

Ready to Serve

Ellen Schall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ellen Schall

We need to make it possible for outstanding students, regardless of background or wealth, to aspire to federal service. The Roosevelt Scholars Program would be a powerful start.

Time for 2020 Vision in Washington

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Our elected officials must be mindful of the year 2020 and beyond, as well as the watchful eyes of history, and strive to do what is right and reject the imbecility of nope.

Resolved: Obama's Foreign Policy Spells America's Decline

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

At least, that was the proposition debated at NYU last week. The debaters in favor of the proposition were Dan Senor and Mort Zuckerman, against were ...

A Bogus Choice Between Creating Jobs and Protecting Federal Lands

Bill Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Wade

Sadly, short-sighted politicians have presented a bogus choice between creating jobs and better protecting areas that the federal government, and therefore the American people, already own.

A Giant Falls

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The Avenue of the Giants runs through the greatest remaining old-growth forest of redwood trees on Earth. Last weekend, one of the giants fell: former Sierra Club President Dr. Edgar Wayburn.

Glenn Beck's Message: It Is Happening Here

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Let's pause and give thanks to Glenn Beck. No, seriously -- that's what he's due.

Think Today's Game of Football is Tough? Read This

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

When the Saints and the Colts take the field this Sunday for Super Bowl XLIV, their uniforms and protective gear differ markedly from the gear worn by...

Mr. President: Find Your Inner Niebuhr

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As Obama stumbles across the first anniversary of his presidency, he needs to find the inner Niebuhr he knew so well on the campaign trail, and especially reflect on his understanding of power.

Re Brown's Victory, Message to Obama: Making Nice Doesn't Work, Time to Play Hardball!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

We have a president who understands the politics of campaigning but not the politics of governing.

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

The Last of the Lost Generation in Paris Under the Nazis

Charles Glass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles Glass

The idea for Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation came to me one day while wandering through Paris and wondering what I'd have done when the Nazis took the city.

Why Obama Doesn't Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, Or the Olympics Rap

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Just as I never thought that Obama would win the Olympics for Chicago, it never occurred to me that he would win the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Obama's Nobel More Deserved Than Teddy Roosevelt's?

James Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Bradley

Theodore Roosevelt won the Peace Prize for bringing the Russians and Japanese to the negotiating table to end the bloody Russo-Japanese War. In fact, Roosevelt did little to abet peace.

Tell Your Senators to Save Our National Parks From Global Warming

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Glacier National Park could lose all its glaciers, Joshua Tree National Park all its Joshua trees and Saguaro National Park all its saguaros, according to a new report on climate change from NRDC.

Calling Mr. Smith, Not Mr. Rogers

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

We are starved for a leader who can express righteous indignation against the corrupt forces who have emptied the public purse while bidding for the powers that be.

Ted Kennedy: Remembrances from an 'Old Hand'

Jeff Blattner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Blattner

Strange as it seems, the best description of Senator Kennedy may have been offered by another Teddy -- Roosevelt -- more than two decades before Kennedy's birth.

An Audio Book Review: Forget Butch and Sundance, Etta's the Real Star Here

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

In this imaginative and fictional biography, Etta Place can shoot a gun as well as Annie Oakley, ride a horse like Buffalo Bill and rob banks with the skill of an experienced outlaw.

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.

How Teddy Roosevelt Ended Unfettered Football and Saved the Game

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cenk Uygur

In order for capitalism to thrive -- like the other great American tradition, football -- it has to be regulated and sensible rules have to be put into place.

Salazar Wants To Bring Back A Teddy Roosevelt-Style Youth Conservation Corps (VIDEO)

Energy Collective | Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I'm not sure if EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson or Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have ever dreamt of being rock stars. If so, their dreams alm...

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...

"Spreading the Wealth" Allows for Creativity

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

If more people have more money, then more business is done and a small increase in taxes comes right back to you. If you are in the forefront of innovation, more comes to you.

The Men Who Reveal What Obama and McCain Really Think

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

McCain and Obama have recently named the thinkers who have most shaped their political thought. Their reasons are revealing -- and shocking.

Letter to My Son

Bill Budinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Budinger

Can Americans rise above their immediate self interest and do what needs to be done?